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Demenuator v0.6

By Byrne Reese
Posted November 12, 2009, in Administrative Interface.


De-menu-ator removes specified menus and menu items from the MT UI.


  • Ability to remove from the Movable Type UI:
    • menu items
    • full menus
  • Ability to do not remove menu items for users with the System Administrator privilege.


Demenuator provides three configuration directives.


Value of “1” preserves all menus for users with System Administrator priviege. Value of “0” to diable.

PreserveSuperuserMenus 1


Specifies menu items to remove.

Create a comma-separated list of menu items. Specify each using the menu then a colon then the menu item.

RemovedMenuItems tools:plugins, manage:user, prefs:trackback


Specifies menus to remove.

Create a comma-separated list of menus:

RemovedMenus design, system


  1. Move the Demenuator plugin directory to the MT plugins directory.
  2. Add configuration directives

Should look like this when installed:


More in-depth plugin installation instructions.

Desired Features

none listed


This plugin is not an official Six Apart release, and as such support from Six Apart for this plugin is not available.


Movable Type versions: 4.3


Perl Artistic


Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.