I am trying to use get_template_part when creating a page in the admin section of my site. However, it does not seem to be working. Does this function not work in the admin section? What alternative can I use?

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Yes, get_template_part() does work on Admin pages. Here is how I tested:

Add this to functions.php theme (or child theme) file:

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'wpse_99662_register_admin_test_page' );

function wpse_99662_register_admin_test_page() {
        'Admin Test Page',
        'Admin Test Page',

function wpse_99662_admin_test_page() {
    echo '<h2>Admin Test Page</h2>';

    get_template_part( 'admin', 'test' );

The admin-test.php file contains the following:


echo "Loaded admin-test.php<br />";
  • I was using it like this - <?php get_template_part( THEME_DIRECTORY . 'includes/test-components/test-badge' ); ?> - so I just passed in a single parameter with the full path - is that a problematic syntax?
    – William
    Commented May 16, 2013 at 13:19
  • get_template_part) hands its result to locate_template() which is already checking inside STYLESHEETPATH and TEMPLATEPATH for each file name. So, now you are checking for another THEME_DIRECTORY inside each of those directories which probably doesn't exist. For that case, locate_template() silently fails. Try: get_template_part( 'includes/test-components/test-badge' ); Commented May 16, 2013 at 14:10

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