Z Mini Admin Menu


In most of our custom WordPress themes, we like to view our pages without the admin bar. Still, while developing or maintaining a website, we like to have access to some of the most common admin items. This tiny menu helps a bit.

What does it do?

  • Show the WordPress “Edit post” action
  • Show an “Edit with Elementor” action (for those who care)
  • Show a link to the Dashboard
  • Show a link to the WP Network (if available)
  • Show a link to New posts (for public post types)
  • Show a link to Menus, Widgets, Plugins and Users sections
  • Show a link to ACF, Yoast SEO, WooCommerce, FluentForms and WPML (if available)
  • Show role-restricted custom links (to be added on the settings page)

This plugin is under active development. Any feature requests are welcome at plugins@zodan.nl!


Install the Mini Menu from within WordPress

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’;
  2. Search for ‘Mini Admin Menu’;
  3. Activate the plugin from your Plugins page;
  4. Go to ‘after activation’ below.

Install manually

  1. Unzip the Mini Admin Menu zip file
  2. Upload the unzipped folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory;
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress;
  4. Go to ‘after activation’ below.

After activation

  1. On the Plugins page in WordPress you will see a ‘settings’ link below the plugin name;
  2. Tick the boxes of the items you would like to show in the menu;
  3. Optionally, you can add your own links to the menu (make shure you type the full URI)
  4. Sort the menu items the way you like it
  5. Save your settings and you’re done!


Which plugins do you support by default?

Right now, quite arbitrarily, we support WPML, ACF, FluentForms, Yoast SEO and WooCommerce. Just because these are plugins we access a lot during development.
But you can add your own through the settings page.
If you think a major plugin is missing by default, send us an email at plugins@zodan.nl.

Do you have plans to improve the plugin

Yes. We currently have on our roadmap:
* Adding translations
* Set the option to use the Mini Admin Menu per user profile


20 de septiembre, 2021
The big bar is always a nuisance while developing. Very happy that those days are gone when I use the z-mini-admin plugin. I especially love the small tab on the side (site 🙂 ) that really offers anything I need AND, as a bonus, is adaptable to my needs as well. Looking forward to future features.
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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Fixed plugin.php include bug


  • Fixed tiny stupid mistake


  • Added configuration when to show the Mini Admin Menu
  • Fixed debug warning message


  • Update notification badges added


  • Bugfix edit post url (sorry for the typo)


  • Small changes to the default capabilities


  • Changed the output method to let the Mini Admin Menu live in the shadow DOM


  • Fixed a WP Network bug
  • Added role restriction for general use of the plugin


  • Added role restriction for custom items
  • More specific capabilities for built-in items
  • Added FluentForms support


  • Fixed the show after content bug
  • Fixed Elementor missing id bug


  • Added editing with Elementor


  • Added sorting menu items
  • Some code revisions in the way we output data


  • Added custom configurable items


  • Very first version of this plugin