Just upgraded to the Pro Version for the sole purpose of creating a user role and customizing the Admin Dashboard. However, when I go into Admin Menu, there’s really nothing there except… “Dashboard & Profile” and checking them off doesn’t do anything.
Don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but this isn’t doing anything the Free version didn’t do.
‘Admin menu’ shows menu items, which are available for the current role only.
It does not provide access. It allows to block menu items to which you can not revoke access from a role via user capabilities.
For example some plugin uses ‘manage_options’ to protect its menu. When you grant ‘manage_options’ to a role, it receives access to the ‘Settings’ and some other menus from other plugins too. In order to narrow the access inside ‘manage_options’ capability you can use ‘Admin menu’.
So, 1st, you work with user capabilities, then build more granular access with ‘Admin menu’.