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User Admin Simplifier


Lets any Administrator simplify the WordPress Admin interface, on a per-user basis. Hide any specific menu or submenu (including in the admin bar) or hide the admin bar entirely.


  • Choose a user to edit their menus
  • Check the menu section to disable. Click 'Save Changes' to apply your settings. Click 'Clear User Settings' to reset the disabled menus for the selected user.


Install User Admin Simplifier either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
That’s it. You’re ready to go! To edit your users menus, go to Tools->User Admin Simplifier

Submenus are now available for disabling. Note that disabling a top level menu removes it, no submenu items will be available. On the other hand, disabling all submenu items does not disable the top level menu.

Unininstalling and deleting the plugin will remove all of its settings.


Does it work with WordPress Multisite?

Yes! In a multisite install, User Admin Simplifier works as follows:

  • plugin works on a per site/user basis
  • logging into dashboard for a specific site and visiting the plugin admin only shows the users with access to that site
  • restricting menus for users works as expected and disables menus for user on that site only
  • disabling menus for a user only affects current site. user’s menus remain unaffected in other sites


February 11, 2022
Perfect for basic usage! Not updated since 2 years ago (!!) but works like a charm! Way easier than capabilities and user roles settings.
May 25, 2020
I love this plugin, been using it to simplify my clients' dashboard areas for years!
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Contributors & Developers

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




Enabled editing the admin bar menus and submenus.
Enables hiding the admin bar entirely.


Tested up to WordPress 4.7.0.


Add icons for 4.0 plugin browser.
Tested up to WordPress 4.0.


Tested up to WordPress 3.9.1.


Make css class for +/- more specific to avoid conflicts.


Fixes issue with removing certain submenus, use sanitize_key for all key values.


Corrects a bug where $menu was unset causing an error message with some themes/plugins; added sanity isset check for $menu before trying to use.


Bug fixes, last update broke plugin for some users; also fixed issue with user_login used in one spot, user_nicename used in another. Code cleanup.


Bug fix.


  • Corrected issue that prevented Appearance->Editor from showing up (at all).


  • code cleanup


  • added code to handle submenus as well as top level menus
  • moved main plugin menu to Tools section of Dashboard


  • corrected typo/internationalization issue


  • bug fixes


  • updated code for Clear User Settings button to clear settings for selected user
  • updated plugin admin, added priorities – uses stored menu if menu already modified, that way current user can always see all menu items


  • added uninistall file – will now remove options when deleting plugin
  • added reset user options button to clear all checkmarks for selected user


  • initial release.