add_options_page()WP 1.5.0

Add submenu page to the Settings 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.

No Hooks.


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


add_options_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $callback, $position );
$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).
The function to be called to output the content for this page.
Default: ''
The position in the menu order this item should appear.
Default: null



#1 Basic use

The example shows how to add an additional menu item to the "Settings" section of the admin panel menu.

add_action( 'admin_menu', 'my_plugin_menu' );

function my_plugin_menu() {
	add_options_page( 'My Options', 'My Plugin', 'manage_options', 'my-plugin', 'my_plugin_page' );

function my_plugin_page(){
	echo "Output for the plugin settings page";


#2 Adding a submenu (OOP-style)

This example shows how to add a submenu to the Settings section using PHP Class:

class Option_Page {

	function __construct() {
		add_action( 'admin_menu', array( $this, 'admin_menu' ) );

	function admin_menu () {
		add_options_page( 'Page Title', 'Circle Tree Login', 'manage_options', 'options_page_slug', [ $this, 'settings_page' ] );

	function  settings_page () {
		<p>This is the content of the settings page</p>

new Option_Page();


Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Since 5.3.0 Added the $position parameter.

add_options_page() code WP 6.5.2

function add_options_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $callback = '', $position = null ) {
	return add_submenu_page( 'options-general.php', $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $callback, $position );