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Hide menu item in wp-admin and admin bar

Those two functions hide any menu from the wp-admin panel and also from your admin bar. In this example we removed the themes menu so your client’s don’t change the theme. However it is still accessable by wp-admin/themes.php


/**
 * Snippet Name: Hide menu item in wp-admin and admin bar
 * Snippet URL: http://www.wpcustoms.net/snippets/hide-menu-item-in-wp-admin-and-admin-bar/
 */
 // this function hides the 'theme' menu in wp-admin
function wpc_hide_adminpanel_link() {
  global $submenu, $userdata;
  get_currentuserinfo();
  if ($userdata->ID != 1) {
    unset($submenu['themes.php'][5]);
    unset($submenu['themes.php'][15]);
  }
}
add_action('admin_init', 'wpc_hide_adminpanel_link');

// this function takes care of the frontend admin bar and removes the 'theme' menu
function wpc_hide_adminbar_link() {
    global $wp_admin_bar;
    $wp_admin_bar->remove_menu('themes');
}

add_action( 'wp_before_admin_bar_render', 'wpc_hide_adminbar_link' );