network_admin_url( string $path = '', string $scheme = 'admin' )

Retrieves the URL to the admin area for the network.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Optional) path relative to the admin URL.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) The scheme to use. Default is 'admin', which obeys force_ssl_admin() and is_ssl(). 'http' or 'https' can be passed to force those schemes.

Default value: 'admin'

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Return Return

(string) Admin URL link with optional path appended.

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More Information More Information

  • The network_admin_url template tag retrieves the URL to the Network Admin area for the current site with the appropriate protocol, “https” if is_ssl() and “http” otherwise. If $scheme is “http” or “https”, is_ssl() is overridden.
  • If the site is not setup as multisite, admin_url() will be used instead.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/link-template.php

function network_admin_url( $path = '', $scheme = 'admin' ) {
	if ( ! is_multisite() ) {
		return admin_url( $path, $scheme );

	$url = network_site_url( 'wp-admin/network/', $scheme );

	if ( $path && is_string( $path ) ) {
		$url .= ltrim( $path, '/' );

	 * Filters the network admin URL.
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 * @since 5.8.0 The `$scheme` parameter was added.
	 * @param string      $url    The complete network admin URL including scheme and path.
	 * @param string      $path   Path relative to the network admin URL. Blank string if
	 *                            no path is specified.
	 * @param string|null $scheme The scheme to use. Accepts 'http', 'https',
	 *                            'admin', or null. Default is 'admin', which obeys force_ssl_admin() and is_ssl().
	return apply_filters( 'network_admin_url', $url, $path, $scheme );

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Basic Example

    $url = network_admin_url();
    echo $url;


    (protocol will be https when appropriate)

    // generate url path to Users -> Add New page in the admin and force https
    $url = network_admin_url( 'user-new.php', 'https' );
    echo $url;


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