Disable the Help Menu for Admin Only

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Help menu in the admin section can be unnecessary for many users. You can disable the Help menu for the users with administrator user role.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme.

function hide_help() {
    echo '<style type="text/css">
            #contextual-help-link-wrap { display: none !important; }
add_action('admin_head', 'hide_help');

You may also enjoy removing top Help tab from the admin dashboard.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Doesn´t work in 4.2.2

    1. fixed the issue should have no problem now.

      1. Thanks. It works fine now

  2. Andrea Ballerino April 26, 2012 at 10:28 am

    It work well! Thank you.

  3. delete the ! before is_admin 😉

  4. wp3.3.1 dont working!

  5. Not workind

    1. Hi fg, are you sure you added this to the functions.php correctly as it only adds some CSS to the header of the admin section for non admins to hide the menu.

    2.  is_admin() is a check for whether the current page is an admin page, not what permissions a user has. Instead, try using the current_user_can() function, such as current_user_can(‘administrator’). (documentation at http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/current_user_can)

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