How can I change the order of the Magento Admin-Menu (Backend)? Please take a look a the picture. For example I want to move Kundenmeinungen und Bewertungen between Kategorien verwalten and Attribute. Is that possible and how?


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Yes, its possible but you need to change Magento core file. To do so, perform below steps:

Step 1: Take backup of below file.


Step 2: Open MAGENTO_ROOT/app/code/core/Magento/Review/etc/adminhtml.xml file in your preferred editor and search <sort_order>50</sort_order> config tag. This is the child node of config > menu > catalog > children > review_ratings. Once you find this string replace 50 with 20 to set its display order.

That's you get this menu beneath of Manage Categories

PS: Please note that if you changed any core files, there might be possibilities to lost that changes in future, if you upgrade your Magento version or any Magento patch having same file which you modified earlier.

Let me know if you have any query.

  • magento will not overwrite xml files from local codepool Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 9:05
  • @MineshPatel, thanks for remind me, I updated my answer. Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 9:13
  • Is this solution work for you? Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 12:29
  • yes it works! !
    – Christian
    Commented Mar 15, 2016 at 12:58
  • is there any way to do this WITHOUT changing core files? I have custom module and I need to change it's order in adminhtml menu
    – Joey
    Commented Dec 12, 2017 at 15:25

You can override adminhtml.xml by simply copying the same structure to your own plugin. and then just change the sort_order. you only need to copy the relevant menu item along with its parent if it is a child item. For instance this to change dashboard sort order:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
        <dashboard translate="title" module="adminhtml">

Go to your module's etc/adminhtml.xml or etc/config.xml

search for menu tag and change or add sort_order attribute as your want for particular child

example : <sort_order>15</sort_order>

  • Could you explain in more detail , please?
    – Christian
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 8:40
  • You must have custom module for which you want to change menu order. for that go to your module's etc folder you will find adminhtml.xml if adminhtml.xml is not available open config.xml file in that you will find <menu> tag Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 8:47
  • can you tell me the whole path to these files? I cant found it in app/etc/modules/
    – Christian
    Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 8:52
  • app/code/community OR app/code/local Namespace/Modulename/etc Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 9:00
  • @MineshPatel, I guess Christian wants to re-order Reviews And Ratings menu item rather than it own module. Commented Mar 14, 2016 at 9:15

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