I'm completely new to WPMVC. Followed and finished their tutorial for creating plugins. Now I'm trying to add a search page to search Venues (that comes from their example!). This page should appear as a submenu page of the Venues menu. I created a file named search.php in the app/views/admin/venue/search folder. What should I do now? Googling didn't help much!

Any help regarding this (and any other stuff a noob should learn to get better with WPMVC) is welcome!

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Finally after a lot of digging into the core files, I found the way to add a submenu page. Here's the stepwise solution if anyone is stuck on it!

Lets assume you want to add a submenu page called 'Sample'.

1.First, in the app/config/bootstrap.php file (you have to manually create it if it doesn't exist) of your plugin, add the following code. This will add the new page as a submenu of the venues parent menu item:

//sample is appended to the venues array, meaning it will be a submenu page of venues
'AdminPages' => array(
    'venues' => array(

2.Next, in the app/controllers/admin/admin_venues_controller.php add the following function. Notice it is named sample, same as the page name in the array above.

function sample() {
    //this array will be available as $values in the sample.php file
    $vals = array('great' => 'Done', 'nice' => 'Finally');
    $this->set('values', $vals);

3.Now the actual page content file, create a sample.php (notice the name) file in the app/views/admin/venues/ folder.

    echo '<h2>'.MvcInflector::titleize($this->action).'</h2>';
    //remember the values variable set in the controller? 
    foreach($values as $i => $val){ ?>
        echo $i.' = '.$val;

That's pretty much it! I'm still stuck on creating a top level menu page without having to create a model (models get top level pages by default). Will update this answer when I solve it!

Note: Emailing Tom Benner, the creator of WPMVC didn't help too! ;)


Add an action hook in your plugin main file plugin_name.php, giving the details of the menu. You can have an admin menu, of course, without generating a model.

Here is the code for /plugins/my-plugin/my_plugin.php

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_custom_menu_page' );    
function my_custom_menu_page() {
        'My Menu', 
        'My Menu', 
        plugins_url( 'myplugin/images/icon.png' ), 

You can leave the image location empty to use a default WordPress icon for the custom menu.

Of course, you can add submenus in the same way, or using bootstrap.php as well.

In the picture below, I have added 'My Menu' by this method.

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