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i've just created a new post type. It's name is Academias so the first menu option is Academias as well. But I would like to change it to something like See All Academias (just an example), is that possible?

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  • Where specifically do you want to see the phrase "See All Academias?" Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 15:45
  • Mike, at the Main menu text, where you have the button that shows the drop down options. But I think toscho answer solves the problem Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 16:35
  • Yes, @toscho answered it, great! (I was just doing my part to coach on how to write questions that require you to answer fewer follow up questions!) Commented Mar 28, 2011 at 3:13

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The function register_post_type() takes an argument 'labels'. This is an array, one of the possible keys is named … tada! … 'menu_name'.

Sample code

register_post_type(
    'academias'
,   array (
        'can_export'          => TRUE
    ,   'exclude_from_search' => FALSE
    ,   'has_archive'         => TRUE
    ,   'hierarchical'        => TRUE
    ,   'label'               => 'Academias'
    ,   'labels'              => array ( 'menu_name' => 'See All Academias' )
    ,   'menu_position'       => 5
    ,   'public'              => TRUE
    ,   'publicly_queryable'  => TRUE
    ,   'query_var'           => 'academias'
    ,   'rewrite'             => array ( 'slug' => 'academias' )
    ,   'show_ui'             => TRUE
    ,   'show_in_menu'        => TRUE
    ,   'show_in_nav_menus'   => TRUE
    ,   'supports'            => array ( 'editor', 'title' )
    )
);

Update

Now, that I’ve understood your question better, there seems to be only one way to accomplish what you want: hook into attribute_escape.

Test Plugin

<?php
/*
Plugin Name: *WPSE13210
*/
! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) and exit;

add_action( 'init', 'register_academia' );

/**
 * Registers te post type academias
 *
 * @return void
 */
function register_academia()
{
    register_post_type(
        'academias'
    ,   array (
            'can_export'          => TRUE
        ,   'exclude_from_search' => FALSE
        ,   'has_archive'         => TRUE
        ,   'hierarchical'        => TRUE
        ,   'label'               => 'Academias'
        ,   'labels'              => array (
                'menu_name' => 'See All Academias'
            ,   'name' => 'Academias'
            )
        ,   'menu_position'       => 5
        ,   'public'              => TRUE
        ,   'publicly_queryable'  => TRUE
        ,   'query_var'           => 'academias'
        ,   'rewrite'             => array ( 'slug' => 'academias' )
        ,   'show_ui'             => TRUE
        ,   'show_in_menu'        => TRUE
        ,   'show_in_nav_menus'   => TRUE
        ,   'supports'            => array ( 'editor', 'title' )
        )
    );
}

add_filter( 'attribute_escape', 'rename_second_menu_name', 10, 2 );

/**
 * Renames the first occurence of 'See All Academias' to 'Academias'
 * and deactivates itself then.
 * @param $safe_text
 * @param $text
 */
function rename_second_menu_name( $safe_text, $text )
{
    if ( 'See All Academias' !== $text )
    {
        return $safe_text;
    }

    // We are on the main menu item now. The filter is not needed anymore.
    remove_filter( 'attribute_escape', 'rename_second_menu_name' );

    return 'Academias';

}

 
Not very elegant, but at least a solution …

Update 12.05.2010

In ticket 17378 a new parameter all_items was proposed. That should work much better, once it’s part of the core …

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  • Hi toscho, thanks for your asnwer, but that`s not exactly what I want. When I set an value for menu_name it changes the menu page name and also the sub menu page name. I have that: Academias -> Academias, Add New and I want Academias -> See all Academias, Add new Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 15:36
  • @Vitor Argos Oh, now I understand. I’ve added some code.
    – fuxia
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 16:19
  • Hey toscho, ok I applied it to my functions.php and I have a little problem. When the function actually works my admin dashboard gets a broken style. Also i read a little about this filter and its deprecated, wouldnt it be a problem? (I`m new to wordpress programming hehe) Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 17:09
  • @Vitor Argos the function with the same name is deprecated, not the filter. Did you copy the last }? For no obvious reason the highlighter takes it out of the code block. In my tests the plugin worked just fine. Use the code from gist.github.com/889394
    – fuxia
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 17:32
  • Oh, thanks toscho. I tried to edit the code but i did a stupid mistake thats why it was not working. Everything is fine now, thanks a lot for you help! Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 18:05

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