Does anyone know how to ad an item to the menu on the right side of the page. Please see the photo attached.enter image description here

I basically want to add "ISSUES" as a menu item on the left side of page. Just like ARTIST is listed. I want to make this change and I dont know how to do it. Any help would be appreciated.

Hope it makes sense if not.

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You have a couple of options, depending on your specific needs.

Option 1: Create a new post type

If you need to create a new post type for "Issues", the menu can be created automagically as part of the custom post type registration process. You can use a plugin like Types or you can register your own by hand (You can use my Example Post Types & Taxonomies plugin or an online tool like GenerateWP.com to make things easier).

Option 2: Create a custom page

If you need to create a new page without being attached to a custom post type, I also have an example plugin that demonstrates this exact thing. You can copy the code verbatim and reuse it.

Download Example Admin Menus Plugin or just view the code on GitHub.

You can also read up on add_menu_page() on the WordPress Codex. In this case, you will need to provide a callback that builds the page from scratch.


You can use custom post types (know as CPT) Take a look at this link Custom Post Type


You will need to create a custom post type for each new item that you want.

There are two basic steps for each item:

  1. Register the new post type. https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type

    a. When registering a new post type, to show in the menu, two arguments must be set to true: show_ui and show_in_menu.

    b. If you want custom taxonomies (categories/tags) to go with your post type, you will have to register those as well.

  2. Create a template to display the new post type pages on the front of the site. https://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Type_Templates

    a. You will need at least a single-(post-type).php template.

    b. You will need an archive-(post-type).php template, if you want to show the new post-type in list, similar to a blog.

    C. You will need to create an archive-(taxonomy).php template if you use custom taxonomies.

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