Customizing the backend of WordPress is a popular request from clients these days.
In this post, i’ll show you one of the easiest ways to make changes to your wp-admin screen.
You’ll learn how to:
- Edit your WordPress admin menu
- Re-order, hide or rename existing menus
- Add custom menus items
- Add custom menu icons
- Display custom menu items based on user role permissions
Custom WordPress Dashboard Example
- You can also change the sub menu items
- Customize the admin menu’s per user roles
If you’re not a coder, you may want to skip this section and go straight to plugin.
Using code you can change your wp-admin globally:
- menu & sub menu label names
- menu order
- remove menu items
This code will change the post menu and sub menu labels to Articles.
To change the label’s on the Edit and Add Post screens, you’ll need to add more custom code to your child theme’s functions.php file.
You can add more admin labels to this code and fully customize your entire menu and sub menu labels easily.
Add this code to your child themes or custom functions.php file.
Don’t Like Code?
Another way to customize your wp-admin screen is to install a plugin.
Admin Menu Editor Plugin
One of the most popular plugins for this purpose is named Admin Menu Editor.
This plugin offers both a free and premium version.
It’s so easy to use that i won’t even write about it.
Simply install the plugin and make the changes you want.
There’s a lot more you can do to customize your dashboard and wp admin screens in WordPress.
I’ll be writing more on this topic and creating some video guides shortly.