Looking for to hide post on nav-menus page like in the picture.

I tried admin Adminimize but it's does not work. so I'm looking for a custom code to add on functions.php enter image description here

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Keep in mind, there are two different ways to manage Menus in WordPress. One is through Appearance > Menus, which is the screen you're showing. The other is the Customizer.

Appearance > Menus : no coding required

You can prevent Posts from showing on a per-user basis. Just go to the top right corner of your screen, choose Screen Options, un-check Posts, and choose Screen Options again to close the panel.


I'm not aware of a way to hide any registered post types specifically from the Customizer view. Hopefully someone with more Customizer know-how will reply if there is indeed a way.

Fortunately, this last section will remove Posts from both the Menus screen and the Customizer.

Changing a registered post type

When a post type is registered, there are arguments you can pass so that that post type will not appear in nav menus. Specifically, show_in_nav_menus.

Since Post is a built-in post type, you can't adjust where it's initially created. You'll need to use register_post_type_args to allow you to adjust the already-registered post type.

add_filter('register_post_type_args', 'wpse_remove_posts_from_nav_menus', 20, 2);
function wpse_remove_posts_from_nav_menus($args, $post_type) {
    if($post_type == 'post') {
        $args['show_in_nav_menus'] => false;
    return $args;

This should prevent Posts from appearing in either the menu management screen or the Customizer.

  • Thanks. I added your custom code. but it's break the page
    – Samuel
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 15:22
  • It was missing a semicolon. Updated above.
    – WebElaine
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 15:38
  • Yes after (false) . But i still have the same breaking page.
    – Samuel
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 15:44
  • It's work! just replace => false with = false . thanks again
    – Samuel
    Commented Jun 16, 2017 at 15:54
  • Code updated to working version - if this worked, perhaps you could mark as the answer.
    – WebElaine
    Commented Jun 19, 2017 at 13:37

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