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== Usage ==
== Usage ==
Typical usage occurs in a function registered with the '[[Action_Reference#Actions_Run_During_an_Admin_Page_Request|admin_menu]]' hook (see [[Adding Administration Menus]]):
%%% <?php
add_options_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $function);
add_action('admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu');
?> %%%
function my_plugin_menu() {
add_options_page('My Plugin Options', 'My Plugin', 'manage_options', 'page_url_slug', 'plugin_page_content_callback');
==OO Usage==
==OO Usage==

Revision as of 12:01, 4 December 2012

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Add sub menu page to the Settings menu.



OO Usage

Object Oriented options page helper / view

class options_page {
	function __construct() {
		add_action('admin_menu', array(&$this, 'admin_menu'));
	function admin_menu () {
		add_options_page('Page Title','Circle Tree Login','manage_options','options_page_slug',array($this, 'settings_page'));
	function  settings_page () {
		echo 'This is the page content';
new options_page;


(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 'options-general.php' as the $parent_slug argument. This means the new options page will be added as a sub menu to the Settings 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.

Change Log

Source File

add_options_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()

See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.