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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The Great WordPress Admin Menu Challenge of Jan 2011 (a.k.a. How to Resolve Some Challenges when Modifying the WordPress Admin Menu System?)

This question is a bit unique. It is in part a "challenge" I'm issuing to the WordPress team (or anyone else) related to trac tickets: #16048, #16050 and #16204. The Goal The goal is to get around ...
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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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How to check if an admin (sub)menu already exists?

The title says it all. I'm using WP 3.0.4
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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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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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Overwriting Core Wordpress Functions with Plugins

Is there a way to overwrite a core function is the Wordpress core using a plugin? I don't need to inject code, I need to replace the function entirely with a re-written version. The specific function ...
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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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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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Mimicking admin panel menu from wordpress 3.0.1

I have chosen from a variety of menus for my application only one and it was a wordpress 3.0.1 admin panel menu, but I can't get pass the functionality of it. If to be more distinct I can't ...
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Add a Separator to the Admin Menu?

Does anyone know how to add an admin menu separator? I found this but it did not help. http://lab.yukei.net/wp-code/nav.html?wp-admin/menu.php.source.html Any ideas?