I'm trying to remove the export.php page from WordPress admin menu -> tools for a multisite so only the network admin could see it

I have the following code so far but can't get it to work.

// Remove export Page
function remove_menu_export_pages() {
add_action( 'admin_init', 'remove_menu_export_pages' );

How can I solve this?

2 Answers 2


Whenever in doubt about a WordPress function, consult the Codex: Function_Reference/remove_menu_page.

The correct function is remove_submenu_page hooked into admin_menu.

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'remove_submenu_wpse_82873' );

function remove_submenu_wpse_82873() 
    global $current_user;

    // If user not Super Admin remove export page
    if ( !is_super_admin() ) 
        remove_submenu_page( 'tools.php', 'export.php' );

And then you'd probably would like to also block the direct access to that page through the URL address (http://example.com/wp-admin/export.php):

add_action( 'admin_head-export.php', 'prevent_url_access_wpse_82873' );

function prevent_url_access_wpse_82873()
    global $current_user;

    // Only Super Admin Authorized, exit if user not
    if ( !is_super_admin() ) {

      // User not authorized to access page, redirect to dashboard
      wp_redirect( admin_url( 'index.php' ) ); 
  • I tried it works great however the export page is not available to supper admin
    – Oudin
    Jan 24, 2013 at 18:03
  • @Oudin, is it working with your edit?
    – brasofilo
    Jan 24, 2013 at 19:07
  • yes it does tested it works
    – Oudin
    Jan 25, 2013 at 0:10

the simple working code is here:

add_filter( 'bp_settings_show_user_data_page', 'logan_plz_remove_export_data_tab_from_myprofile' );
function logan_plz_remove_export_data_tab_from_myprofile($filter) {
    return false;

please write this code in your functions.php.

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