How can I make my theme settings admin menu showing "general" as default page while keeping its menu title as "theme settings"?

I mean at the moment I got this using add_menu_page and add_submenu_page:

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But I want to have "general"... I am struggling to figure this out... Is it not possible?

  • Have a look at [this] (wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/65822/134934) , Some guy used hooks on wp-admin.php to redirect to desired page Jan 15, 2018 at 22:50
  • I am not sure how doing this I would be able to change the title to "general", and without get duplicated pages...
    – neoDev
    Jan 15, 2018 at 23:00
  • So when someone clicks on the "Theme settings" (with the cog icon) you want them to be on "General" page - where the red arrow points on your image?
    – Greg36
    Jan 16, 2018 at 2:10
  • @Greg36 yes. This is what I am trying to have.
    – neoDev
    Jan 16, 2018 at 14:52

1 Answer 1


You need to create a submenu page with the same slug as the menu page. E.g.

$menu_slug = "my_menu_slug";
$desired_capability = "manage_options"; //Or whatever you need
$menu_page_callback = "menu_page_callback_function";

    "Page Title", 
    "Menu Title", 

    "Submenu Page Title", 
    "Submenu Menu Title",
//Note, the 5th and 6th parameters here are the same as above. This 
//overrides the first submenu title. Now clicking the 
//menu title and the first submenu item will navigate to the same page, 
//generated by the menu_page_callback function.

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