Admin Menu Editor WordPress Plugin Guide

Posted OnMar 13, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Welcome to the WordPress Plugin guide for Admin Menu Editor, a plugin that lets you edit the WordPress admin menu in a variety of ways, including re-ordering, hiding and renaming menus. You can also add custom menus and a great deal more.

Step 1) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on ‘Plugins’

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Step 2) From the ‘Installed Plugins’ page, click on ‘Add New’ at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on ‘Add New’ from the dropdown menu under ‘Plugins’ on the sidebar.

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Step 3) On the ‘Add Plugins’ page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.

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Step 4) From the ‘Search Results’ page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked ‘Install Now’. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked ‘More Details’

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Step 5) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click ‘Activate Plugin’

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Step 6) Once activated, you will be redirected to the ‘Installed Plugins’ page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it. In this instance, click on ‘Settings’ under the plugin, or click on Settings >> Menu Editor in the section highlighted below.

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Step 7) On the Settings page, you will come across the Menu Editor, and is features a long list of all the menus that run down the left-hand sidebar of your Dashboard. From here, you can edit, cut and paste, and change the order of your Dashbard.

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Step 8) To edit a particular menu, click on the arrow at the right-end of the menu to open it up. From here, a dropdown will give you to opportunity to change the Menu Title, Target Page (what page does it go to when you click back to your site, e.g. the Home Page), the icon URL (the image to the left of the menu item) and the hook name. You can also change the required capability (the level of priviledges for the user – set to ‘read’ in this instance) and the CSS class.

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Step 9) You can repeat the same procedures for Posts, Pages, Appearance and many other sidebar items on your WordPress site. Drag and drop the items into a different order if you want to change the running order of your admin sidebar.

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Step 10) When you have finished, click on the button marked ‘Save Changes’ on the right hand side. You can also undo your changes and load the default menu to restore it to its original placings if you feel the need.

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