Changing WordPress backend layout (removing certain tabs)

Currently, if any user (besides an admin) logs into WordPress backend, it shows them the following tabs:

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What I'm trying to do is to:

  1. Remove the dashboard tab
  2. Remove the profile tab
  3. Open up the WooCommerce orders tab by default (so it shows immediately when the user logs in).

Essentially, something like this:

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To do this, I've tried the following:

function remove_profile_menu() {
  if ( !is_admin() ) {
    remove_submenu_page(‘users.php’, ‘profile.php’);

add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_profile_menu');

function remove_dashboard_menu() {
  if ( !is_admin() ) {

add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_dashboard_menu');

But the above does nothing when ran?


Your given code have several problems.

  1. Syntax errors.
  2. Wrong function - is_admin is for checking whether the current page belongs to wp-admin. I guess you wanted to check "is current user admin" - for that purpose you should use current_user_can function.

Here is working code for your case:

function remove_dashboard_menu() {
  if (!current_user_can('administrator') ) {

add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_dashboard_menu');
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