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Menu Reorder is a very simple October CMS plugin to reorder the backen main menu.

By default the backend main menu items are order by the values defined by each plugin in their Plugin.php. Menu Reorder allows you to change the order as you see fit.

After installation you can access the list under Settings > System > Menu Reorder


This plugin is licensed under the MIT license, see the LICENSE file.


Reorder backend menu items with drag & drop


The plugin registers a new settings navigation item under 'Settings' > 'System' > 'Menu Reorder'.

The reorder list provides you the possibility to change the backend main menu's order.

A change will only become visible once your refresh the page or navigate to a different backend page.

To restore the original order, simply remove the plugin.



  1. Navigate to 'Settings' > 'Updates & Plugin' in the backend of your October CMS installation
  2. Click on '+ Install plugins'
  3. Search for 'Menu Reorder'
  4. Click on the search result for the plugin

Artisan CLI

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to the October CMS directory
  2. Run php artisan plugin:install Lukas.MenuReorder


  1. Download the zip-archive
  2. Unpack it into the plugin directory
  3. When you log into the backend the next time, the migrations should be applied
  • Found the plugin useful on 2 Apr, 2020

    Extremely helpful plugin! On a side note, can you add a permission support so that it doesn't always show on a "non-super" admin user.

    Also another nice feature to have is ability to rename the label ;)

  • Found the plugin useful on 23 Feb, 2018

    Great solution, thanks! But few notes. I'd better move the Menu Reorder menu item from top menu to settings page - because I need it 1 or 2 times at all and don't want it to consume any usefull space. Also the plugin somewhy displays in reorder list plugin names that were removed from the system.

  • author

    Replied on 23 Feb, 2018

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Yes, I agree that there's potential to make it better. I've already added GitHub issues for improvements, but I haven't thought about removed plugins, so I'll definitely have to look into that. I initially thought as well to move it to the settings page, but then just went with the easiest solution I could come up with.

    Update 2020-06-21: Took way too long, but I have finally moved the plugin from the backend menu to the settings menu. Check out version 1.1.0 (or newer).

  • Found the plugin useful on 6 Feb, 2018

    I've never paid much attention to the backend menu before consciously, but after seeing this plugin I was instantly reminded of how much I hate having to scroll over on smaller screens just to get to my Settings menu. So why not give this plugin a try?

    I did, and it's simplicity just can't be beat. So far so good!

  • author

    Replied on 6 Feb, 2018

    Thanks for the review! Really nice to see that my little plugin has already been useful to someone! :)


Delete database entries for removed navigation items

Jun 21, 2020


Move navigation from backend menu to settings menu

Jun 21, 2020


Add default value to sort_order column

Jun 21, 2020


First version of Menu Reorder

Jan 26, 2018

Note that starting from v1.1.0 the menu has been moved to the settings section.
Settings > System > Menu Reorder