add_theme_page()WP 2.0.0

Add submenu page to the Appearance 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_theme_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 Creating the theme settings page [auto-translate]

In this example, we will create our own item in the Appearance menu:

function my_appearance_menu_item() {
	add_theme_page('title page title', 'Menu item name', 'edit_theme_options', 'my-unique-identifier', 'my_plugin_function');
add_action('admin_menu', 'my_appearance_menu_item');

function my_plugin_function(){
	echo "The text on the page settings.";


Since 2.0.0 Introduced.
Since 5.3.0 Added the $position parameter.

Code of add_theme_page() WP 6.0.1

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