Admin Menu Manager


At required+ we strive to create a great user experience. We thought about how to improve the WordPress admin and came to the conclusion that we need a better way to manage the core of the WordPress back-end: the admin menu.

This is our take on a simple, lightweight and unobtrusive WordPress admin menu manager. It works like a charm, doesn’t get in your way and doesn’t even require yet another settings page. So if you want a custom tailored admin menu for you or your clients, this plugin is perfect.

Pro tip: Admin Menu Manager works perfectly to get Jetpack out of the way.

You can drag menu items anywhere you want, even from the top level to a sub menu item and vice-versa. Isn’t that awesome?!


Check out this quick demo video of the plugin in action.

Coming Soon

We’re already working on version 2.0.0 of this plugin, which will ship with many more features. Soon you’ll be able to:

  • Completely remove (and restore) menu items
  • Edit existing menu items and their icons
  • Add custom items to the admin menu


If you would like to contribute to this plugin, report an issue or anything like that, please note that we develop this plugin on GitHub. Please submit pull requests to the develop branch.

Developed by required+.


  • The plugin adds an unobtrusive edit button to the admin menu
  • Drag menu items and separators anywhere you want — even from sub menus to the top level and vice-versa!


Manual Installation

  1. Upload the entire /admin-menu-manager directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Admin Menu Manager through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Use the “Edit Menu” button to modify the WordPress admin menu.
  4. Instantly love it.





Easy and unobtrusive !

It’s working for me on WP 4.7, nothwithstanding the weak overall structure of my theme. I had to switch to this because Admin Menu Editor has stopped working with latest WP. But I’m as satisfied as before (maybe even better, because you don’t need to dive into the plugin settings) and I wonder why it has got so few downloads, whereas it really competes with the mentioned plugin.
The possibility of adding more separators and icons will make it a 5-star’s (though I read it will come in 2.0 one day).

Works just as promised

Utterly simple and intuitive to use. Now I can rearrange my admin menu as much and as often as I want just with drag-and-drop. I hope the developer keeps this great plugin updated!

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Contributors & Developers

“Admin Menu Manager” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Admin Menu Manager” has been translated into German. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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1.0.3 (2015-05-06)

  • Fixed: Localized menu items were displayed in English under some conditions.

1.0.2 (2015-05-04)

  • Fixed: Localized sub menu items didn’t work properly due do wrongly translated strings.

1.0.1 (2015-4-27)

  • Fix JS URL that made the plugin un-usable

1.0.0 (2015-4-27)

  • First release