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add_utility_page() WP 2.7.0

Deprecated in 4.5.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use add_menu_page() instead.

Add a top-level menu page in the 'utility' section.

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.

  • See: add_menu_page()
  • Global. Int. $_wp_last_utility_menu

No Hooks.


String. The resulting page's hook_suffix.


add_utility_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $function, $icon_url );
$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 url to the icon to be used for this menu.
Default: ''

Code of add utility page: wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php WP 5.2.2

function add_utility_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $function = '', $icon_url = '') {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.5.0', 'add_menu_page()' );

	global $_wp_last_utility_menu;


	return add_menu_page($page_title, $menu_title, $capability, $menu_slug, $function, $icon_url, $_wp_last_utility_menu);