Create an Advanced/Basic Menu & Workflow for WordPress Admin

February 12th, 2014

If you’re a lot like most WordPress builders and users, you only use like half of features of what is in the default WordPress admin menu. If you are building a site for a client, sometimes they use even less, a lot less. It makes sense to streamline this workflow for yourself and them. Here’s currently what my menu looks like for a lot of my WordPress-built sites:

Basic Menu Advanced Menu

The one on the right shows what it looks like once the Advanced Menu is clicked. You may notice some other changes as well besides just simply hiding things. My current set-up also allows for the following:

All of this can be configured/changed and edited very easily without a lot of PHP knowledge.

Here’s the full code you would drop and edit in your theme’s functions.php file:

    .toplevel_page_nav-menus div.wp-menu-image:before{content: "\f333";}
add_action( 'admin_head', 'custom_menu_icons' );


Or view/edit on GitHub Gist

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One Response to Create an Advanced/Basic Menu & Workflow for WordPress Admin

October 7th, 2016
Lorenzo says:

Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the issues.
It was definitely informative. Your site is useful. Many thanks for sharing!


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