I'm looking at creating a Logout link in the Wordpress admin menu that when clicked the user is logged out immediately.

I don't want the Logout link to be a submenu of an existing menu, I just want it to be the last item that appears on the menu.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

  • What research have you done so far. Please add the code that you have so far Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 11:44
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    Hi Pieter, I've looked at this - wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/51157/… but this redirects to a page with a quote in the meantime. What @TheDeadMagic has created is great, except I'm wanting the logout ini the admin side panel to the left, not the top admin toolbar.
    – David
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 12:19

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You can use the awesome WP_Admin_Bar & hook in with admin_bar_menu:

 * Add a "Log out" link directly to the admin bar.
 * @link    http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/q/141446/1685
 * @param   WP_Admin_Bar    $wp_admin_bar
function wpse_141446_admin_bar_logout( $wp_admin_bar ) {
    if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
                'id'     => 'my-log-out',
                'parent' => 'top-secondary',
                'title'  => __( 'Log out' ),
                'href'   => wp_logout_url(),

add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', 'wpse_141446_admin_bar_logout', 100 );
  • That's excellent! But... how do I get it in the admin menu on the side?
    – David
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 11:53
  • Just add 'parent' => 'top-secondary' (see revised answer). Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 13:08
  • Hmm, thanks for this, but I mean the sidebar admin panel, the one with Pages, Posts, Media, Links etc.
    – David
    Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 13:28

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