Remove all admin $submenu items

This is a list of all the wordpress submenus that you can remove from the wordpress admin. Please note that if you don’t remove the primary admin menus as well some sections will still be accessible.



function remove_submenus() {
global $submenu;
//Dashboard menu
unset($submenu['index.php'][10]); // Removes Updates
//Posts menu
unset($submenu['edit.php'][5]); // Leads to listing of available posts to edit
unset($submenu['edit.php'][10]); // Add new post
unset($submenu['edit.php'][15]); // Remove categories
unset($submenu['edit.php'][16]); // Removes Post Tags
//Media Menu
unset($submenu['upload.php'][5]); // View the Media library
unset($submenu['upload.php'][10]); // Add to Media library
//Links Menu
unset($submenu['link-manager.php'][5]); // Link manager
unset($submenu['link-manager.php'][10]); // Add new link
unset($submenu['link-manager.php'][15]); // Link Categories
//Pages Menu
unset($submenu['edit.php?post_type=page'][5]); // The Pages listing
unset($submenu['edit.php?post_type=page'][10]); // Add New page
//Appearance Menu
unset($submenu['themes.php'][5]); // Removes 'Themes'
unset($submenu['themes.php'][7]); // Widgets
unset($submenu['themes.php'][15]); // Removes Theme Installer tab
//Plugins Menu
unset($submenu['plugins.php'][5]); // Plugin Manager
unset($submenu['plugins.php'][10]); // Add New Plugins
unset($submenu['plugins.php'][15]); // Plugin Editor
//Users Menu
unset($submenu['users.php'][5]); // Users list
unset($submenu['users.php'][10]); // Add new user
unset($submenu['users.php'][15]); // Edit your profile
//Tools Menu
unset($submenu['tools.php'][5]); // Tools area
unset($submenu['tools.php'][10]); // Import
unset($submenu['tools.php'][15]); // Export
unset($submenu['tools.php'][20]); // Upgrade plugins and core files
//Settings Menu
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][10]); // General Options
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][15]); // Writing
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][20]); // Reading
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][25]); // Discussion
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][30]); // Media
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][35]); // Privacy
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][40]); // Permalinks
unset($submenu['options-general.php'][45]); // Misc
add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_submenus');

Leave a comment