Custom admin_menu positions for WordPress themes/plugins

I’ll show you how to set custom admin sidebar menu positions for WordPress plugins and themes in this post. When you set up your administrator option page it may generally look like the below.

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu' );

function my_plugin_menu() {
	add_options_page( 
		'My Options',
		'My Plugin',
		'manage_options',
		'my-plugin.php',
		'my_plugin_page'
	);
}

Now we just want to set the priority of the admin_menu action, that will determine where your ‘My Options’ page will land in the sidebar.

Here are the default order with priorities for (add_options_page) admin menus:

    Default: null - defaults to below Comments 

    5 - below Posts
    10 - below Media
    15 - below Links
    20 - below Pages
    25 - below comments
    60 - below first separator
    65 - below Plugins
    70 - below Users
    75 - below Tools
    80 - below Settings
    100 - below second separator

Placing our settings page below the Plugins menu will look something like this.

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu', 65 ); // Change the priority number. 

function my_plugin_menu() {
	add_options_page( 
		'My Options',
		'My Plugin',
		'manage_options',
		'my-plugin.php',
		'my_plugin_page'
	);
}

That’s all! I hope that helps ?

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