i want to put an internal wordpress page (for example Contact page) to the admin panel, in order to dont have to go though Pages->All Pages, is it possible?

with the above code it seems that it can only retrieve some pages, not all of them. In many pages i get bool(false) and the template page is for sure correct. in one page i get this

object(WP_Post)#823 (28) { ["ID"]=> int(13) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-11-06 09:31:01" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-11-06 09:31:01" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(4) "Home" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(4) "home" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2013-11-06 10:40:37" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-11-06 10:40:37" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(37) "http:// localhost/medetail/?page_id=13" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "page" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" ["meta_id"]=> string(2) "11" ["post_id"]=> string(2) "13" ["meta_key"]=> string(17) "_wp_page_template" ["meta_value"]=> string(13) "page-home.php" }

also i noticed in this one that the http:// localhost/medetail/?page_id=13 is not correct

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Yes, it's possible.

First of all you need a way to identify the page. there are different way to do it: by page slug, by page template...

I suggest you to create a fucntion that retrieve that page.

Let's assume the contact page has a page template called 'page-contacts.php'.

function get_contact_page() {
  $args = array(
    'number' => 1,
    'meta_key' => '_wp_page_template',
    'meta_value' => 'page-contacts.php'
  $pages = get_pages($args);
  return ! empty( $pages ) ? array_pop($pages) : FALSE;

If you want to use a different way to identify your page, change this function accordingly.

After that, create a function to add the menu item hooking admin_menu:

function my_contact_page_menu() {
    $page = get_contact_page();
    if ( ! $page ) return;
    global $menu;
    $menu[] = array (
      'Contact Page', // menu label
      'manage_options', // capability
      get_edit_post_link( $page->ID, '' ),
      'menu-top menu-icon-post',
  • thank you very much for your answer! My template is page-contact.php , i changed your code and put it at the end of the functions.php of my theme but its not showing anything in the admin menu..
    – lucky13
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 7:32
  • @Thanos be sure the page is retrieved by correctly. Try to insert var_dump($page); just after $page = get_contact_page();.
    – gmazzap
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 7:56

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