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Function Reference/add plugins page


Add sub menu page to the Plugins menu.




(string) (required) The text to be displayed in the title tags of the page when the menu is selected
Default: None
(string) (required) The text to be used for the menu
Default: None
(string) (required) The capability required for this menu to be displayed to the user.
Default: None
(string) (required) The slug name to refer to this menu by (should be unique for this menu).
Default: None
(callback) (optional) The function to be called to output the content for this page.
Default: ' '

Return Values

The resulting page's hook_suffix (What add_submenu_page() returns)


  • This function is a simple wrapper for a call to add_submenu_page(), passing the received arguments and specifying 'plugins.php' as the $parent_slug argument. This means the new page will be added as a sub menu to the Plugins menu.
  • The $capability parameter is used to determine whether or not the page is included in the menu based on the Roles and Capabilities) of the current user.
  • The function handling the output of the options page should also verify the user's capabilities.


Typical usage occurs in a function registered with the 'admin_menu' hook (see Adding Administration Menus):

add_action('admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu');

function my_plugin_menu() {
	add_plugins_page('My Plugin Page', 'My Plugin', 'read', 'my-unique-identifier', 'my_plugin_function');

Source File

add_plugins_page() is located in wp-admin/includes/plugin.php.


Administration Menus: add_menu_page(), remove_menu_page(), add_submenu_page(), remove_submenu_page(), add_dashboard_page(), add_posts_page(), add_media_page(), add_links_page(), add_pages_page(), add_comments_page(), add_theme_page(), add_plugins_page(), add_users_page(), add_management_page(), add_options_page()