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Admin Menu Organizer


Admin Menu Organizer allows you to drag and drop your menu items in an order that makes sense to you, and sort them into drawers.

Features included in the free version:

  • Drag and drop interface to rearrange menus
  • Sort items into expandable drawers that slide open
  • Set each drawer to be initially expanded or closed
  • Tweak the menu width and padding for a more comfortable view
  • Import and Export settings


  • Admin Sorter Screen
  • User Settings Screen


Admin Menu Organizer can be installed directly through your WordPress
Plugins dashboard.
Click “Add New” and Search for “Admin Menu Organizer”
Install and Activate
Alternatively you can download the plugin using the download button on this page and then upload the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory then activate through the Plugins dashboard in WordPress


How do I reorganize my menu?

Once the plugin is activated, navigate to the \”Admin Menu Organizer\” page in your side menu. From there you can drag and drop the menu items in the order that you like them.

I\’ve reorganized my menu but I don\’t see the changes reflected in my admin.

Make sure you have switched the menu on. Check the button at the top of the \”Admin Menu Organizer\” page. If it is red, then your menu is switched off. After that, your reorganized menu should be visible when you next refresh the page.

Can I switch it off?

Yes, on the \”Admin Menu Organizer\” page at the top there is a button to toggle the system on or off.

Can I change the appearance of the menu?

Yes, in the \”Admin Menu Organizer\” submenu there is a page called \”User Settings\”. From here you can configure the menu width, colors, padding etc.

Which roles can use the plugin?

By default, any user that can log in to the admin area can use the plugin and configure it for their convenience. However if you wish to restrict it to certain users, e.g. administrators only, then you can select a minimum role in the \”Admin Menu Organizer\” submenu there is a page called \”Global Settings\” submenu.


January 5, 2021
I organized some menus and it works but when I organized all menus and waste time it stops to work and it reseted all configuration.
July 19, 2019
The plugin appears to work at first and will let you edit the menu but it will jumble up the links hiding some, placing others in the wrong spot, and as you work, will progressively get worse. It will eventually completely lose your changes. Don’t waste your time.
February 10, 2019
What a MUST have tool! I rarely speak up on Plugins, but I must make a special exception in this case. This is the single most important core tool in my arsenal now, as it takes the frustration out of working on the backend of WordPress. I can’t say enough about this tool! Update! Ok, although this plugin was really cool, it is broken, and broken badly… The menu items do not retain the locations that you set for them, and they even shuffle around to locations on their own. New menu item plugins that you install do not seem to appear in the “organized” menu. it was a good dream. Hopefully, the author will fix these issues. I will update you know when it is working properly…
January 18, 2019
Great concept, but does not work. #1. Most of the time it ignores the menu item position you specify. You can put a menu item under a “expander” (the main function of this plugin) and it will appear outside, and usually above it, regardless of what you’ve edited. #2. The “close by default” is ignored. There’s no point in this plugin at all, if your menu is longer than it was because you’ve added “expanders” (basically top level categories) and they’re all open regardless of your settings. Perhaps an update to Wordpress broke this plugin.
October 21, 2018
This is the ONLY plugin that cleans up an admin with over 70 plugins and over 100 items in the sidebar.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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1.0.1 – Added filter to allow other plugins to control whether the sorter is on or off