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Function Reference/admin url


The admin_url template tag retrieves the url to the admin area for the current site with the appropriate protocol, 'https' if is_ssl() and 'http' otherwise. If scheme is 'http' or 'https', is_ssl() is overridden.

In case of WordPress Network setup, use network_admin_url() instead.


<?php admin_url$path$scheme ); ?>

Default Usage

<?php $url admin_url(); ?>


(string) (optional) Path relative to the admin url.
Default: None
(string) (optional) The scheme to use. Default is 'admin', which obeys force_ssl_admin() and is_ssl(). 'http' or 'https' can be passed to force those schemes. The function uses get_site_url(), so allowed values include any accepted by that function.
Default: 'admin'


Admin url link with optional path appended.


$url = admin_url();
echo $url;

Output: http://www.example.com/wp-admin/

(protocol will be https when appropriate)

// generate url path to Posts -> Categories page in the admin and force https
$url = admin_url( 'edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category', 'https' );
echo $url;

Output: https://www.example.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category



Source Code

admin_url() is located in wp-includes/link-template.php.


WordPress Directories:
home_url() Home URL http://www.example.com
site_url() Site directory URL http://www.example.com or http://www.example.com/wordpress
admin_url() Admin directory URL http://www.example.com/wp-admin
includes_url() Includes directory URL http://www.example.com/wp-includes
content_url() Content directory URL http://www.example.com/wp-content
plugins_url() Plugins directory URL http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins
theme_url() Themes directory URL (#18302) http://www.example.com/wp-content/themes
wp_upload_dir() Upload directory URL (returns an array) http://www.example.com/wp-content/uploads
See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.