Says the hook is deprecated. However, the {$prefix}plugin_action_hook_{$plugin_file} is not. I poked around the wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php file for the hook, and found this:

$actions = apply_filters( $prefix . "plugin_action_links_$plugin_file", $actions, $plugin_file, $plugin_data, $context );

$prefix is defined a few lines above:

$prefix = $screen->is_network ? 'network_admin_' : '';

Since I was able to get my add_filter call to plugin_actions_row_{$plugin_file} to work, I'm assuming the filter hook is still there. Well, sort of: the filter is still available as it's not a network admin screen. Correct? And one could use...

add_filter( 'network_admin_plugin_action_links_{$plugin_file}', 'do_something' )

...to put a link into the network's plugin screen?

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Yes, both should work as expected:



Note that I'm using " instead of '.

PS: The term is deprecated, not depreciated.

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    "The term is deprecated, not depreciated" Phew, I thought the filter had lost value ;) Jun 18, 2011 at 11:06
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    Whoa, I've been misreading that one for a long time now. Thanks! Jun 18, 2011 at 13:30

This should be backward compatible and error free

  • This answer would greatly increase in quality if you made it clear as to how it's different from the original answer. Also, what is $prefix? May 7, 2013 at 8:42
  • Tough to answer that. It's been a long time. The main difference is {$prefix} but it seems the author of the question has answered that. It removes the warning from wordpress in debug mode and makes the program work even if $prefix is changed to something else other than ''. You have to understand that this hook isn't a part of the official wordpress api so it's best to hook into it the same way native wordpress code does so your code won't have issues in the future.
    – mAsT3RpEE
    Nov 2, 2013 at 21:20

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