Questions tagged [admin-menu]

Usually, plugin and theme authors need to provide access to a settings (options) screen so users can customize how the plugin or theme is used. The best way to present the user with such a screen is to create an administration menu item that allows the user to access that settings screen from all the Administration Screens.

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WordPress admin menu formatting issue

I'm having an issue with my admin menu in WordPress. As you can see in the image below the formatting of the menu is out of order. This happens whenever I first land on one of the admin pages but if I ...
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How to remove admin menu pages inserted by plugins?

I've got the following code, which cleans up a lot of stuff that is not going to be used within the admin area: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_remove_menu_pages' ); function my_remove_menu_pages() { ...
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How do I Enqueue styles/scripts on Certain /wp-admin Pages?

I have two simple functions that load stuff using wp_enqueue_style() and wp_enqueue_script(), something like these: function admin_custom_css() { wp_enqueue_style( 'stylesheet_name', 'stylesheet.css')...
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Add a Separator to the Admin Menu?

Does anyone know how to add an admin menu separator? I found this but it did not help. Any ideas?
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Changing Admin Menu Labels

I have spent the last day using the functions.php file to fully customize WordPress for my client sites. I am amazed at how much I have been able to accomplish and how much easier it will make things ...
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The Great WordPress Admin Menu Challenge of Jan 2011 (a.k.a. How to Resolve Some Challenges when Modifying the WordPress Admin Menu System?)

This question is a bit unique. It is in part a "challenge" I'm issuing to the WordPress team (or anyone else) related to trac tickets: #16048, #16050 and #16204. The Goal The goal is to get around ...
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What is the recommended way to create plugin administration forms?

I have seen and been using the following technique for adding php scripts to my plugin for handling custom forms in a wordpress plugin. from the quizzin plugin: $code_pages = array('quiz_form.php','...
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Getting custom admin submenu item to highlight when its active

I have a custom post type, Jobs, with 3 taxonomies under it in the Admin menu. One of the taxonomies is Status, which is either Active or Closed. I want a menu item under Jobs for Active Jobs. I ...
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How to add notification bubble for my custom admin menu page

I created my own contact form and I'm using WP_List_Table to display submitted forms in wp-admin. I edited this example WP_List_Table from github and it works fine. This is how I add my custom admin ...
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Is It Possible To Add Custom Post Type Menu As Another Custom Post Type Sub Menu

I currently developing a wordpress plugin that is using two custom post types. What I want to know here: is it possible to add a custom post type menu as another custom post type's sub menu?
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Is there ANY way to remove comments function and section totally?

I don't want any comment querys to run. I don't wont anything about comments to be shown in wordpress admin area. Is this possible in any way? EDIT: Remove all links to the comments from admin bar, ...
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Add update notification bubble to admin menu item?

I have re-worded this to make more sense. Ok, I have a plugin that uses a remote service that check for updates, much like default WordPress plugins, in this case it just checks an XML file. I want ...
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Order Admin sub-menu items?

I am adding items to a CPT Admin menu using add_submenu_page which works great, but they are added to the bottom of the sub-menu after the CPT options. I want to be able to have them on top , but I ...
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Remove ability to access certain admin menus

I am trying to remove some of the admin features for a user with the role of contributor. What i mean by remove some of the admin features is disable them from seeing certain admin menu items, such as ...
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Add separator to admin submenu

I would like to add a separator to the admin submenu section, NOT in the top level section. I'm thinking of using javascript and styling to do the job, but I was wondering if there's a more ...
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WordPress Left Hand Side Admin Menu Always Collapsed

Can anyone please help me with my problem regarding my WordPress left hand side admin menu. I want it collapsed at all times, how do I do that? Well, I'm creating a WP Multisite so I want that menu ...
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How to disable admin flyout menus?

Seriously, I hate flyout menus with a passion, and now they're popping up all over the place in the admin screen. (They are particularly heinous when you use the blue admin theme, because they add a ...
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Add highlighting to new Admin Dashboard Menu Item

I have implemented a Custom menu item in my wordpress dashboard using the following command in the functions.php function create_menu() { $settings_page = add_menu_page('Edit_Post_69', '...
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Add column to pages table

Hey all i am trying to find the section within the edit.php page where it populates the table with all my current pages. What i want to do is add another colum to the table in order to launch a side ...
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Is it possible to add a filter for the output of nav-menu items in admin?

I want to remove certain input fields on the admin screen for nav-menus for specific menu positions. I've used filters to filter front-end output but not for admin output. Is there a filter available ...
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Remove menus and submenus

So I found some handy snippets to help remove admin menu items. However, I'm having trouble with the sub menu items. I want to keep the appearance menu, but get rid of the Themes, Widgets, and Editor. ...
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How to make pages metabox display all hierarchy in menu admin?

Running WP 3.9.1 I've got lots of pages and sub pages. When I get to create menu lots of sub pages doesn't display on the right level, but some do? This is how the pages metabox is displayed The ...
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Current class on admin menu using add_submenu_page()

I am working on creating an administration menu within WordPress for a plugin. I have successfully registered the menu using add_menu_page() and it shows in the sidebar as expected. I have also added ...
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Highlighting a Menu Item by Post Name

With the help of a couple of users, my last two questions were highlighting a custom menu item through its ID. Now I'm trying to combine the code of the following two functions to make it work by ...
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How to remove/hide elements from the admin menu?

I would like to hide Pages and Comments from the editor. I tried to override them with my custom types' menu_position but it doesn't work in WordPress 3.7.1 any more. I found another way: removing ...
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Adding Category/Tag/Taxonomy Support to Images/Media

I've been trying to add category, tag, or custom taxonomy support to images (or all media, though I'm only concerned with Images). I've got it part-way figured out with: add_action('init', '...
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How to remove entire admin menu?

I need to customize the admin panel for my user. So how do I remove the entire admin menu? Not remove the menu item, I mean entirely remove the left vertical menu bar, include the design of the menu (...
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Remove Categories / Tags From Admin Menu

I want to remove or hide Categories / Tags submenu under Posts in the Admin Menu. I know this works with the themes submenus: remove_submenu_page( 'themes.php', 'widgets.php' ); The same doesn't ...
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Adding a custom admin page

I want to add a page of content (a readme file) in the WordPress admin, I can't seem to find how to do this in the codex - can anyone point me in the right direction? It will literally just be a ...
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Plugin to remove Admin menu items based on user role?

I searched high and low for a plugin that can remove/hide Admin menu items , including custom post types and taxonomies, based on user role. Every one I have tried only does a global hide, not based ...
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Add an admin page, but don't show it on the admin menu

I have a custom plugin 'Charts' that has it's own menu. In that menu are links to the 3 pages for the plugin - 'Charts', 'Add Chart' and 'Edit Chart'. However, I don't want to display the link to '...
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Placing a Custom Post Type Menu Above the Posts Menu Using menu_position?

I just figured out the menu_position parameter it seems like you can place the menu of your custom post type almost everywhere. Except above the Posts menu! How can I accomplish that?
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Put update-like notification bubble on multiple CPTs menus for pending items

Much like how the Plugins or Comments menu items have these number notifications in a bubble for updates and unmoderated comments respectively, I'd like to use that bubble to display the number of ...
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Can I have Post Types under other Post Types in Admin menu?

Lets say I have created two custom post types A and B. Those post types are displayed in the Admin menu one after another. (After Posts for example) Is there a way to display B under A? The only ...
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Remove Custom Post Type menu for non-administrator users.

I've been researching this all day and haven't come up with much results. I want to restrict who can see my Custom Post Types by User Level (or some other way). So if the person logged in is not an '...
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How to remove the Plugins Editor from the admin menu

I have the code to remove the editor from the Appearance menu. But I can't find anyway to remove the editor from the Plugins. // Remove Editor from Apperance Menu function remove_editor_menu() { ...
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How to add a new plugin page under desired Options page?

Using WordPress Settings API tutorial I created a new custom menu and corresponding sub menus. Each of my menus have a page of its own. I used add_menu_page() and add_submenu_page() for that. (Here is ...
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Add Admin Menu Inside Construct or Init

I thought I was making headway in my WordPress Development education until I ran across the Boilerplate for WordPress plugins and it uses a class object. I'm fine with that and understand those ...
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How do I remove the entire Media section from the main WordPress navigation without just hiding it?

I would like to remove the entire "Media" section from the main WordPress admin navigation ont he left hand side. What I don't want to do is just "hide" it with CSS or a plugin/function like I have ...
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How to remove items from +New admin menu?

I would like to limit the +New admin menu to only show the single sub menu Event ("Veranstaltung"). Basically the users are allowed to create other items as well but not from that +New menu. I ...
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Two Navigation Menus in Themes Produce the same menus?

Alright so I've got two navigation menus that I've registered with my theme: <?php if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(); add_theme_support( 'menus' ); if ( ...
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Modify Admin Bar Link

Starting on line 474 of /wp-includes/admin-bar.php there is a function that is declared as the following: function wp_admin_bar_new_content_menu( $wp_admin_bar ) What it does it generates the + New ...
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Overwriting Core Wordpress Functions with Plugins

Is there a way to overwrite a core function is the Wordpress core using a plugin? I don't need to inject code, I need to replace the function entirely with a re-written version. The specific function ...
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How to Add Admin Bar and Admin Menu or Submenu Notification Bubbles?

What would you recommend to use as far as manipulating the admin bar goes? I was thinking to just add a new admin bar node, and with CSS set a background image for the icon. Then in the node, just ...
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How to check if an admin (sub)menu already exists?

The title says it all. I'm using WP 3.0.4
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How to make a WP admin button/menu similar to Jetpack Notifications?

I would like to add a button to the WP admin toolbar, similar to the Notifications feature released in Jetpack 1.9.1 (I think it was). The notifications icon is displayed beside the account button, to ...
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add logout button on admin side menu

I want to add a logout button on the side admin menu (because I disable the admin bar for the users). So I thought add_menu_page() is the way to do it, but how to add the link to the regarded function?...
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Reorder plugin items in the admin menu

Is it possible to reorder plugin menu items and custom admin items in the Admin menu without modifying the position in the plugin itself? I've tried using the method described here "Changing the Menu ...
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How Can I remove or hide the export page in WordPress menu?

I'm trying to remove the export.php page from WordPress admin menu -> tools for a multisite so only the network admin could see it I have the following code so far but can't get it to work. //******...
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Remove Pagination in Appearance -> Menus -> Categories

is there a way to remove the Pagination in the Wordpress Menu Editor? I have something like 200 categories in my blog and customising menus seems to be tricky when you have to click through it to ...