I'm working on a system to add custom options to the WordPress menu editor, and I'd like to integrate it with the Screen Options panel. In my research, I couldn't find anything on modifying an existing screen options menu; is this possible? See the screenshots below to better understand what I'm trying to accomplish.

Default "Screen Options" on Appearance > Menus:


Goal "Screen Options" on Appearance > Menus:


  • Aren't you looking for the add_screen_option hook?
    – Johansson
    Mar 2, 2018 at 16:52
  • I did see that, but it didn't seem to be working. I'll give it another try. Mar 2, 2018 at 16:55

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Figured this out by looking through the WordPress source code 🙂

function new_site_add_custom_screen_options($args) {
    $args["custom_option_1"] = __("Custom Option 1", "new_site");
    $args["custom_option_2"] = __("Custom Option 2", "new_site");

    return $args;
add_filter("manage_nav-menus_columns", "new_site_add_custom_screen_options", 20);
  • The format of the filter is add_filter("manage_{$screen->id}_columns". It's easy to get the screen id with the plugin Query Monitor .
    – brasofilo
    Jul 20 at 19:45

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