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is_admin() WP 1.0

Whether the current request is for an administrative interface page.

Does not check if the user is an administrator; current_user_can() for checking roles and capabilities.

  • Global. WP_Screen. $current_screen
✈ 1 time = 0.000014s = very fast | 50000 times = 0.01s = speed of light PHP 7.0.14, WP 4.7

No Hooks.


true/false. True if inside WordPress administration interface, false otherwise.



Code of is_admin: wp-includes/load.php VER 4.9.8

function is_admin() {
	if ( isset( $GLOBALS['current_screen'] ) )
		return $GLOBALS['current_screen']->in_admin();
	elseif ( defined( 'WP_ADMIN' ) )
		return WP_ADMIN;

	return false;

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