"Creating a custom plugin menu in WordPress can be a breeze, but overlooked details might leave you scratching your head. Vital parameters like icons and URLs require special characters to be in place, but once you’ve mastered this, you’ll be able to add your custom menu with ease. Remember, with great plugins comes great responsibility!"


In this online video session, we cover a very interesting topic – plugin menus. We will learn how to create plugin menus in the WordPress dashboard using custom plugins.

Plugin Menus

Let’s dive into it and discuss the requirements of WordPress which specify that when we click the "Activate" button, we should have a menu created within the WordPress dashboard. When we deactivate, it should be removed and re-activated, it should appear back again.

Developing the Plugin

Now, let’s move to the developers’ documentation page.

Important Functions

A key function we will use in WordPress is the add_action which is not available in PHP. We need to call upon the action hook to execute the relevant function. After execution, we will see the menu added. Similarly, we need to have a callback function executed during the same.

Adding the Menu

We need to specify the page and position of our menu within this process. After adding these details, we will save the changes and reload the WordPress page to see our custom menu. By following this process, we have successfully added our custom plugin menu within our admin dashboard.


This marks the completion of our process to add a custom menu within the WordPress admin. If you would like to see more interesting topics like this one, be sure to like, share, and subscribe to our channel. Thank you for watching and have a great day!

Key Takeaways

  • Use of the WordPress add_action function is crucial in adding custom plugin menus
  • Specifying the position and page for the menu is necessary for it to be visible in the admin dashboard

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  • Question: Do I need to remember all the details shared in the documentation?
    • Answer: It’s essential to have a thorough understanding of all documentation shared in our sessions for future implementations.

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