add_links_page() wordpress function and usage

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add_links_page( string $page_title, string $menu_title, string $capability, string $menu_slug, callable $function = '', int $position = null )
Add submenu page to the Links 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.



(string) (Required) The text to be displayed in the title tags of the page when the menu is selected.


(string) (Required) The text to be used for the menu.


(string) (Required) The capability required for this menu to be displayed to the user.


(string) (Required) The slug name to refer to this menu by (should be unique for this menu).


(callable) (Optional) The function to be called to output the content for this page.

Default value: ”


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

Default value: null


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

More Information

  • 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.
  • This function is a simple wrapper for a call to add_submenu_page(), passing the received arguments and specifying ‘link-manager.php‘ as the $parent_slug argument. This means the new page will be added as a sub menu to the Links menu.
  • The $capability parameter is used to determine whether or not the page is included in the menu based on the Roles and Capabilities of the current user.
  • The function handling the output of the options page should also verify the user’s capabilities.

Sample Usage


Typical usage occurs in a function registered with the ‘admin_menu’ hook (see Adding Administration Menus):

function wpdocs_my_plugin_menu() {
    add_links_page( __( 'My Plugin Links', 'textdomain' ), __( 'My Plugin', 'textdomain' ), 'read', 'my-unique-identifier', 'my_plugin_function' );
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'wpdocs_my_plugin_menu' );


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