Improve the WordPress Admin Menu with the Hierarchy Plugin

WordPress hierarchy

In this post, I’ll share with you how the Hierarchy plugin can improve the organization of your WordPress dashboard.

With it, you can merge the WordPress Custom Post Types admin menus into a single list to reflect the same structure as your public content.

Step #1. Install Hierarchy plugin

  • Log in to your WordPress site.
  • Go to Plugins > Add new and search for “Hierarchy”.
  • Click “Install Now” and activate the plugin.
Hierarchy WordPress

Step #2. Hide Custom Post Types from admin menu

  • Go to Settings
  • Hierarchy
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  • In Hide from the Admin Menu, check all the custom post types listed. In my example are posts, pages, media and events.
  • Click “Save settings” button
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Step #3. End result

Let’s check before and after using Hierarchy plugin. As you can see, the few admin links for custom post types are now merged into one menu item labeled as “Content”.

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Click the “Content” menu item to access a nicely organized page that displays all the site’s content and reflects the public menu structure.

Hierarchy WordPress


  • Valentin Garcia

    Valentin discovered Joomla in 2010, and since then he has considered it as the best CMS. Valentin has been coding extensions and templates for Joomla for many years and truly enjoys helping people build their own websites with Open Source tools. He lives in San Julián, Jalisco, México.

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Mahen Patil
Mahen Patil
7 years ago

May i know what is benefit by using this plugin.

why it need to categories these.

7 years ago
Reply to  Mahen Patil

Benefit of using this plugin is a simplification of WP dashboard and unification of the menu structure

6 years ago
Reply to  Mahen Patil

Probably you are not using too much plugins and other customization options. But in general, it is really chaotic situation in the admin panel – so, this plugin seem to address exactly what makes me crazy right now. So, benefit is to save you time and health of your nerves 🙂

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