[wp-hackers] Working with $_registered_pages for plugins

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Fri Jul 3 19:01:55 GMT 2009

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Alex Dunae<alex at dunae.ca> wrote:
> 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
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/11596).
> 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?

Just add a current_user_can() check to it. That's what all plugins
should be doing anyway.  Don't rely on the menu cap check for

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