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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.
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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.

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Valentín creates beautiful designs from amongst the tequila plants of Jalisco, Mexico. You can see Valentín's design work all over this site and you can often find him helping members in support.