[wp-hackers] Working with $_registered_pages for plugins

Alex Dunae alex at dunae.ca
Fri Jul 3 17:24:01 GMT 2009

Ryan recently updated /wp-admin/includes/plugins.php so that it checks
plugin pages (?page=...) against $_registered_pages before executing
(http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/11595 and

I have a plugin that needs to run a specific file (smush.php?
attachment_ID=n) but it doesn't make sense for it to appear in any of
the admin menus.

So far, the best workaround is to add the following to `admin_menu`:

	$hookname = get_plugin_page_hookname( $plugin_file . '/smush.php',
'' );
	$_registered_pages[$hookname] = true;

Doesn't seem very proper, though.

Is there a proper way to add a page to the $_registered_pages array
without having it appear as a menu item?


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