i´am developing my own WP plugin with custom functions and i would like to show the new submenu in the standard admin panel for everyone, who logs in. My code:

$capa = 'administrator' or 'author' or 'visitor';
$this->pagehook = $page =  add_menu_page(__('Myplugin','my_plugin'), __('Myplugin','my_plugin'),$capa, $this->page_id, array($this,'render') )

As you can see, i defined 1 variable $capa, what can be one of the three strings. My problem is that the plugin is visible only when i´m logged in as admin. When I log in as visitor or author, the plugin is not visible.

Can u help me?


$capa is a PHP expression and will always evaluate to administrator. Use the capability read instead - every role (by default) has this.

  • I would add that only capabilities, and not user roles, should be passed to add_menu_page.
    – cybmeta
    Apr 10 '15 at 15:48
  • Thanks for advice. I changed my $capa to read, but there is no change in settings panel. Only admin can see the plugin...
    – steven967
    Apr 10 '15 at 15:55
  • Are you defining custom roles/capabilities? Apr 10 '15 at 15:56
  • Sorry guys, i forgot to comment one condition before my code. Everything is working now. Thanks again.
    – steven967
    Apr 10 '15 at 15:58

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