how to unset admin menu links programmatically ?

I have created a module with this hook in it

function myModuleName_menu_link_alter(&$item)

//  dpm($item['link_path']);

the link path


is listed with dpm.

how can i remove it from the admin menu?

I have also tried with this hook

  function my module_menu_alter(&$items) {  

       // dpm($items['user/%user/cas']);

2 Answers 2


hook_menu_alter is want you are looking for. The usage is exactly the same as your example, just don't forget to clear the caches afterwards.


  • well it does not work . could it be something to do with the translation? a different menu generated? i am using a french back office
    – Matoeil
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 9:50
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    I seriously doubt it. I successfully unset admin/dashboard and user/%user/edit if you worry for the wildcard operator. Should work with any other menu item. You did flush the cacehs right? Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 21:21

this is how i have done it

 * Implements hook_menu_alter.

function people_manage_menu_alter(&$items) {
    $items['admin/people/create']['access callback'] = 'menu_people_access_callback';
   $items['admin/config/people/accounts']['access callback'] = 'menu_people_access_callback';
   $items['admin/config/user-interface']['access callback'] = 'menu_people_access_callback';


 function menu_people_access_callback($arg) {

       global $user;

        if(!in_array('administrator', $user->roles)) {  
           return false ;
         return true;


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