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is_blog_admin() WP 1.0

Whether the current request is for a site's admininstrative interface.

e.g. /wp-admin/

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

1 time — 0.000021 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.02 sec (speed of light) | PHP 7.1.2, WP 4.7.3

No Hooks.


true|false. True if inside WordPress blog administration pages.




  • Global. WP_Screen. $current_screen WordPress current screen object.


Since 3.1.0 Introduced.

Code of is_blog_admin() WP 5.7.2

function is_blog_admin() {
	if ( isset( $GLOBALS['current_screen'] ) ) {
		return $GLOBALS['current_screen']->in_admin( 'site' );
	} elseif ( defined( 'WP_BLOG_ADMIN' ) ) {
		return WP_BLOG_ADMIN;

	return false;

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