Usually, plugin and theme authors need to provide access to a settings (options) screen so users can customize how the plugin or theme is used. The best way to present the user with such a screen is to create an administration menu item that allows the user to access that settings screen from all ...

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how to only have one custom post type post?

Is it possible to limit a CPT to just one? What I'd like to accomplish is creating a CPT called "Home". It will manage any and all elements on the home page. I want to program it so when the user ...
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What is the recommended way to create plugin administration forms?

I have seen and been using the following technique for adding php scripts to my plugin for handling custom forms in a wordpress plugin. from the quizzin plugin: $code_pages = ...
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Edit Page or Post from Top Admin Bar

I'd like to be able to edit a Page or Post that I'm on in Wordpress rather than go to the admin panel on left and find the page or post. I somehow think it used to be there, but when I navigate to a ...
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Unified Approach for Placing Option Pages

Currently, it is up to any plugin's author as to where to put a link to the plugin's option page. I have seen at least the following "solutions": Plugin list Dashboard menu Plugins menu Appearance ...
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Add Admin Menu Inside Construct or Init

I thought I was making headway in my WordPress Development education until I ran across the Boilerplate for WordPress plugins and it uses a class object. I'm fine with that and understand those ...
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Rename W3 Total Cache admin menu

I'm developing a plugin that I'll install for all my clients to make WordPress slightly easier to use for them. One of the things it will change is name of the W3 Total Cache Admin menu from ...
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How to add another page in appearance tab of admin panel?

Currently I am working on Wordpress and I want to know can I add 1 more page in admin panel appearance menu so that it looks like this: ? Appearance Themes Widgets Menus Editor I want to ...
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How do I create multiple post types in same menu section in WP-admin?

I am building a custom menu section (a new item with subitems in the main menu section on the left side) in the WordPress Administration of my website. The section shall include a main post type, and ...
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Wordpress add_options_page() function not considering role

I am new to WordPress plugin development and i am stuck at why the wordpress function add_options_page() is not accepting role. This is my code which is not working add_action('admin_menu', ...
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add_submenu_page set for multiple roles [duplicate]

I have this string: add_submenu_page(basename(__file__), 'Events', 'Colloqui', 'subscriber', 'BW_events', 'BW_events'); How can I let this be available to editor(s) too? I tried ... ...
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How to minimize WP dashboard menu programmatically?

I'd like to programmatically (either with js or php, but I imagine it'd simpler with js) hide the dashboard admin menu using the same functionality that is already built in. All I want is, when the ...
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Modify custom Users Manage page

I'm trying to create a submenu page under 'Users' which is like the 'All Users' page but for listing users of specific roles only. Let's just call this submenu page 'Customer'. So far I managed to ...
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WordPress settings API error when checkbox unchecked

I am trying to creating some custom options for a template I am developing but I am getting an error when the checkbox (Line 130) is unchecked: Warning: Illegal string offset 'show_admin_dev' in ...
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Add Post type menu to another menu

I've created a menu page in the dashboard, then I created a custom post type and now I want to put the menu of the custom post type as a submenu under the first menu page I had created. I tried ...
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How to determin which admin screen/sub screen I'm currently viewing

Edit: The Q narrowed down to the following: "How would I retrieve the screen IDs of all admin UI screens at one time?" Edit: I added a bunch of more plugin globals. Q is the following: ...
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Add column to pages table

Hey all i am trying to find the section within the edit.php page where it populates the table with all my current pages. What i want to do is add another colum to the table in order to launch a side ...
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Make sub menu items a main link in the admin menu using fuctions.php

I am trying to customize the admin area using the functions.php file to make things easier for my clients. One request I have got before and hope to be able to accomplish, is to move some of the sub ...
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Add post-new.php?post_cat=catslug to admin menu

I made it possible to use post-new.php?post_cat=catslug in the wordpress admin for creating a new post with a pre-filled category by using the answer here: How to add category to: ...
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Change the $parent_file of a plugin page

I have a plugin that has 3 pages. One of those pages, I don't want displayed in the admin menu (working), but when a user is on that page, I want the plugin menu to be active. I'm using the ...
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How To Create User Specific Admin User Pages?

The aim is for a proposed site to have customers be able to login and be able to view a private and customer specific ADMIN page NOT frontend page (although this would be much easier to achieve). ...
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check current_theme_supports in admin_menu hook

I'm adding a menu and sub-menus via the admin_menu hook in my functions.php. One of the sub-menus I want to add is menus. I want to make sure that the theme supports menus before I do that, so I ...
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Is it possible to disable certain user roles from creating tags?

As a site admin, I'd like to have control over things. I'd like to prevent my contributors and authors ( who generate content for me ) from creating new tags. I don't want that tag taxonomy to turn ...
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Change the Default Pages Menu View in wp-admin

I can't seem to figure out how to change the default view for "Pages" in the admin menu. The initial view is the "Pages" view (/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page) How could it change this to ...
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Custom Theme Want To Remove One Category From All Displays

I created my own custom Wordpress theme for my website, everything is great. However, I have a strange need, I have one category which is kind of a 'placeholder' for content which is automated and ...
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Add management screens to post type

I am looking to build a theme that has an integrated resume, using custom post types. I have had a look at this question with regards to inserting post types within post types in the admin menu. The ...
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difference between add_object_page and add_menu_page

According to Codex, the add_object_page "essentially does the exact same thing as add_menu_page() in case you're wondering". So.... what is the difference between those two functions?
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Admin menu bar dropdown opens when I click on a form <select> element (Chrome) [closed]

Whenever I click on a <select> element within a form, it opens not only the relevant dropdown but at the same time the first dropdown menu of the admin menu bar. It seems to be an issue with ...
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Hide widgets/plugins from dashboard

I have two plugins in the dashboard, SEO Wordpress and Custom Content Type Manager, and for security reasons I want to hide these from dashboard. How to do that? I tried to hide the SEO Wordpress ...
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Highlighting a Menu Item by Post Name

With the help of a couple of users, my last two questions were highlighting a custom menu item through its ID. Now I'm trying to combine the code of the following two functions to make it work by ...
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Admin Menus - Name Menu different from first Submenu [duplicate]

I am creating a submenu with the following code: add_action( 'admin_menu', 'jp_create_admin_pages' ); function jp_create_admin_pages() { add_menu_page( 'Members', 'Members', ...
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OOP Plugin and Menu - Call to undefined function register_setting()

WordPress documentation seems spotty on object-oriented code. I'm setting up a few plugins and the first should register settings and a menu page. It's throwing "undefined" for the ...
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How to prevent parent admin page from appearring as a child admin page

I am using this code: add_menu_page($page_title, $menu_title, $this->capability, $menu_slug, $function); Which is adding top level admin page. When I add: add_submenu_page( $menu_slug, 'sub ...
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Menu Error in Admin Console with Custom Plugin: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page

(Moderator's note: Original title was "Getting error: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page. Trying to build custom plugin") I'm trying to write my own custom WordPress plugin, ...
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Edit specific nodes in WP_Admin_Bar

Is it easily possible to edit links in the WP_Admin_Bar global $wp_admin_bar instance?
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How can I use a different default admin menu icon for custom post type?

For a particular custom post type I'm setting, I simply want to change the default icon to the wordpress pages icon (menu-icon-page). I know I could upload my own pages icon and point to it, but can ...
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How to put placeholder text in the main post input area?

I'm making a course plugin for a university in England. I'm looking to put some default placeholder text in the main post content area, on the admin side. Its the rich text editor I want it to go ...
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Run functions only in the admin area?

I'd like this code to only run inside the admin area as it is resorting the items on the public side admin bar too. /* Reorder Admin Menu to put "Pages" at the top */ function ...
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Trying to add script to specific admin page is not working

What I am trying to achieve is to load a .js file on an edit.php page, however the code is not working specifically for this page. I've applied the same code type of code to other CPT pages, but for ...
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Add an admin page, but don't show it on the admin menu

I have a custom plugin 'Charts' that has it's own menu. In that menu are links to the 3 pages for the plugin - 'Charts', 'Add Chart' and 'Edit Chart'. However, I don't want to display the link to ...
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Associating custom submenu item with post type of top level menu item

I'm working on a plugin that sets admin menu submenu pages on all different post types. I need to be able to associate these new submenu pages with the corresponding post type of the top level menu ...
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Remove menus and submenus

So I found some handy snippets to help remove admin menu items. However, I'm having trouble with the sub menu items. I want to keep the appearance menu, but get rid of the Themes, Widgets, and Editor. ...
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Order Admin sub-menu items?

I am adding items to a CPT Admin menu using add_submenu_page which works great, but they are added to the bottom of the sub-menu after the CPT options. I want to be able to have them on top , but I ...
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Create a admin page in wordpress without admin menus (“wordpress sidebars”)

I'm creating a new page in WordPress admin for a theme. In this new page will be a list of people registered (in a form), but with few details / information. So when a person clicks on something, I ...
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Saving checkbox/option list status?

my self-made admin panel works just fine, but it doesn't save values of form inputs. When I type something into textbox and click "save" it is still there after refreshing, thanks to PHP: <input ...
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Administration Pages Styling

I am adding administration pages using add_menu_page() function. But it wont look good. Check the image below. I would like to have it as separated and in between Appearance and Plugins section ...
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add function to saving change on Options Pages

i make page like this link and it work fine but i need to run some script after it like editing a file i was add it to function my_function() { //do something } function register_mysettings() { ...
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Why use the Settings API over a new administration menu?

I'm writing a 'quote-me' plugin which provides the end-user with a quote based on data they submit through a front-end form. The quote is calculated according to a price list. The price list varies ...
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Backend option to include a javascript file on specific pages?

I am working on a template that my coworkers will be using to populate content. On some of the pages there will be a slider or multiple sliders but on other pages there won't be any. Because of this, ...
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Is it possible to add a filter for the output of nav-menu items in admin?

I want to remove certain input fields on the admin screen for nav-menus for specific menu positions. I've used filters to filter front-end output but not for admin output. Is there a filter available ...
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Admin Panel - Custom Menu Sub-Item LINK

I'm trying to add a custom link under my Post Type in my admin menu, which will link to Pending Posts. This code functions, but it instead makes a page (like I suppose the function should), but I just ...