I'm looking to edit a custom post type's menu link in the WordPress admin - Is this possible?

For example, currently its


and I want to update this with


Thank you for your time

  • No clue if possible at all but you can play around with this online tool. Just curious, WHY? Or look here
    – Charles
    Jun 19, 2018 at 14:29

2 Answers 2


You can use the admin_menu hook. You will be able to loop over all menus.

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'wpse_306432_edit_post_type_admin_menu', 11);
function wpse_306432_edit_post_type_admin_menu()
    global $menu;

    foreach($menu as $k => $v){
        if($v[1] == 'edit_applications') // possibly 'edit_application', I'm not sure
            $menu[$k][2] = 'edit.php?post_status=all&post_type=application&cat=36&paged=1'; // I modify your query

Should work for you :)

Don't hesitate to add a nice :

echo '<pre>';
echo '</pre>';

After global $menu to understand how it works, and change more !


Thanks for your answer :) That looks like a better solution that what i've come up with!

I've added javascript to the admin and updated the link that way

function custom_admin_js() {
$url = get_bloginfo('template_directory') . '/library/js/wp-admin-XXX.js';
if( current_user_can( 'XX' ) ){ 
    echo '"<script type="text/javascript" src="'. $url . '"></script>'";
}; } add_action('admin_footer', 'custom_admin_js');

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