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How to Edit WordPress Admin Dashboard Menu

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Need to edit your website’s WordPress dashboard menu? With the help of WordPress’s advanced flexibility, you can easily edit the dashboard menu for different users and user roles.

All you need is a flexible plugin that gives you those features at the click of a mouse.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to customize the WordPress admin menu to your liking with the plugin. This will make the look more efficient and help you control the elements available to other users.

Why Edit Dashboard Menu in WordPress?

The admin panel in WordPress is easy to edit to some extent. The system already comes with some ways in which you can customize the admin area.

For this display, we will use the plugin ‘admin menu editor’. This is a free plugin with lots of customization options for editing your WordPress dashboard menu.

Once the plugin is installed, you can reset menus, show or hide specific items, change permissions, and more.

Go to Settings> Menu Editor.

Here you can rearrange, edit, add or delete your admin menu links. You can drag all menu links to a new location. You can use the toolbar icons above to cut, copy, paste and edit each link.

Adjust and Configure Settings

The Menu Editor screen displays an interactive light on your admin side panel. By clicking on any section, you can see which submenu items are available. But first, we need to make sure that the plugin works the way we want it to.

Click the “Settings”

Adjust the settings according to your needs and save them if you make all the necessary changes.

On this screen, you can change the menu editor, modules or plugins that you can change, the color scheme, and who has access to where the menu appears.

You should note that the Admin Menu Editor supports WordPress multisite capabilities. This means you can change the way the menu appears across your website network.

For this tutorial, I’m going to leave the settings as they are. However, you can change anything you want. When you’re done, click the “Save Changes” button below.

Modify the Admin Menu

Under the Admin Menu, you can rearrange, show or hide all the admin menu items available on your website. You can move menu items by drag and drop to rearrange them on your dashboard.

Just drag and drop the item where you want it.

This means that you can change the order of the WordPress admin menu according to what it means most to you and other users.

Once you have made the settings, click on the “Save Changes” button at the top right.


This brings us to the end of our very simple guide on how to edit the WordPress Dashboard menu. They can be very useful if you have different user roles on your website or just want to customize the dashboard menus for better convenience.

The easiest way to edit the dashboard menu, as discussed in this article, is by using a WordPress plugin. You can find a dedicated plugin to customize it the way you want.

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