add_management_page( string $page_title, string $menu_title, string $capability, string $menu_slug, callable $callback = '', int $position = null ): string|false

Adds a submenu page to the Tools main menu.


This function takes a capability which will be used to determine whether or not a page is included in the menu.

The function which is hooked in to handle the output of the page must check that the user has the required capability as well.

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$page_title string Required
The text to be displayed in the title tags of the page when the menu is selected.
$menu_title string Required
The text to be used for the menu.
$capability string Required
The capability required for this menu to be displayed to the user.
$menu_slug string Required
The slug name to refer to this menu by (should be unique for this menu).
$callback callable Optional
The function to be called to output the content for this page.

Default: ''

$position int Optional
The position in the menu order this item should appear.

Default: null

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string|false The resulting page's hook_suffix, or false if the user does not have the capability required.

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More Information


add_management_page( 'Custom Permalinks', 'Custom Permalinks', 'manage_options', 'my-unique-identifier', 'custom_permalinks_options_page' );


If you’re running into the »You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.« message in a `wp_die()` screen, then you’ve hooked too early. The hook you should use is `admin_menu`.

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File: wp-admin/includes/plugin.php. View all references

function add_management_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $callback = '', $position = null ) {
	return add_submenu_page( 'tools.php', $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $callback, $position );

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Version Description
5.3.0 Added the $position parameter.
1.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

  1. Skip to note 1 content
    Contributed by David Brumbaugh

    Example for adding a tool page :

    class MyWPTool {
    	function __construct() {
    		   add_action( 'admin_menu', array( $this, 'admin_menu' ) );
    	function admin_menu() {
    		   $hook = add_management_page( 'My WP Tool Page', 'My WP Tool', 'install_plugins', 'mywptool', array( $this, 'admin_page' ), '' );
    		   add_action( "load-$hook", array( $this, 'admin_page_load' ) );
    	function admin_page_load() {
    		// ...
    	function admin_page() {
    		// ...
  2. Skip to note 2 content
    Contributed by jakubd
    // Example
    add_action ('admin_menu', function () {
    	add_management_page('Some page title', 'Title in the menu', 'install_plugins', 'some_unique_string', 'my_custom_page_render_function', '');
    function my_custom_page_render_function()
    	echo 'This is content of the page';

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