This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Ozh' Admin Drop Down Menu


The lazy and the productive will love it : all admin links available in a neat horizontal CSS driven drop down menu. No need to click on “Manage” then “Pages” to edit pages. And plenty more space on your screen.

For documentation, examples and screenshots, please refer to the official plugin page for Admin Drop Down Menu. There is also an API for plugin coders (give your plugin its own special icon!).

For older unsupported versions (for older unsupported WordPress installs), see the plugin’s page.

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  • Drop down menu with WordPress top level icons and sub level icons, configurable color scheme
  • Normal or compact display
  • Full RTL support for those funky locales!


Installation is, as usual :

  1. Upload files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory (preserve sub-directory structure if applicable)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Refer to the official plugin page for documentation, usage and tips


One of my top “must-install” plugins

I install Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu on every single site we manage. It gives me much more real estate on the screen for other things, and after a very short while you will find it much more intuitive than the default menu. In fact, whenever I have to use a site with the default left sidebar menu now, I find it really annoying!

Obnoxious Advertising

The plugin is great except that “Ohz” forces an obnoxious advertisement at the bottom of EVERY page of the admin area, including for all users, including for your clients, and the advertisement tends to print on top of other items; it isn’t even placed properly so that it looks good. When I was the only admin I could tolerate it, but now that my site has other users and even clients, this plugin makes me look like a fool so I just deactivated it and deleted it.

If Ohz had a little less ego he might put a checkbox to remove his blatant self-promotion. Sure, he has a right to do whatever he wants with his free plugin, but if Ohz wants to promote himself then just make a plugin called “I’m Super Ohz” and let this plugin alone.

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Contributors & Developers

“Ozh' Admin Drop Down Menu” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



The changelog can be found:

  1. In the plugin source
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