I created a settings page that's being displayed in the options menu like this:

    'ATB Event Options',
    'ATB Event Options',

Instead, I'd like to display it as a menu item under another parent menu with the slug 'mvc_events':

    'ATB Event Options',
    'ATB Event Options',

While that does add "ATB Event Options" to my mvc_events menu, it overwrites the first menu item I had there, and the link doesn't even work. The link is generated as blah.dev/wp-admin/atb-event-options.

Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

1 Answer 1


You'd need to create the top-level menu page, and then the sub-menu after that.

Here's an example:

function my_menu() {
  add_menu_page ( 
    'MVC Events',      // $page_title
    'MVC Events',      // $menu_title
    'manage_options',  // $capability
    'mvc-events',      // $menu_slug
    'mvc-options'      // $function
  add_submenu_page (
    'mvc-events',         // $parent_slug
    'ATB Event Options',  // $page_title
    'ATB Event Options',  // $menu_title
    'manage_options',     // $capability
    'atb-event-options',  // $menu_slug
    'atb-options'         // $function
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_menu' );

Here's the pertinent WP codex file, and one particularly on sub-menus.

  • Yeah, but I'm using WP-MVC which generates menus by default and I can't override it. So I'm guessing I'm screwed.
    – dallen
    Aug 7, 2013 at 2:26
  • Gotcha. Yeah, I'd suggest contacting Tom Benner, the developer, directly then. His contact is available online.
    – bulldog
    Aug 7, 2013 at 17:42

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