WordPress administrator panel has a built-in sidebar navigation menu. This helps to go through different sections to find the details or perform a task. However, it is not always necessary to go through the menu items to open admin pages. You can directly add suffixes to your admin URL and access the pages. This is useful especially if you are a beginner or having cluttered admin menus.
Why to Use WordPress Admin Page URLs?
Here are some of the situations accessing an admin page using URL is easier than finding it through menu:
- First of all, there are some hidden admin pages which do not have corresponding menu items.
- Each plugin you install will add additional menu items and clutter the admin panel. In this case, it is easy to access pages with URLs instead of searching them though menu every time.
- Some pages are easy to remember with URL. You can bookmark the URL shortcuts and access them easily when logged in to your administrator panel.
- These URLs will be useful when you like to work in admin panel with collapsed sidebar menu.
WordPress Admin Pages URL Shortcuts
All WordPress sites will have a common login URL. You can add /wp-admin/ or /wp-login.php suffix to your domain name to access the login page of your site’s administrator panel. When you logged into the admin panel, the URL in the browser’s address bar will always show https://www.your-site.com/wp-admin/. You can add further suffixes at the end of this default admin URL to access different pages. For example, add “widgets.php” to your admin URL to make it as “https://www.your-site.com/wp-admin/widgets.php”. You can go to the widgets block editor page using this URL which can be accessed through “Appearance > Widgets” menu.
List of WordPress Admin Pages URL Shortcuts
Below table shows the complete list of admin pages URLs that you can use with any WordPress sites. As explained above, add the suffix listed in first column to “your-site.com/wp-admin/” to access the corresponding page.
|Admin URL||Purpose||Menu Path|
|options.php||View and edit complete list of WordPress options.|
|about.php||Find the details and features of the current WordPress version installed on your site.|
|customize.php||Access WordPress customizer screen.||Appearance > Customize|
|nav-menus.php||Open menu section.||Appearance > Menus|
|credits.php||Find the release credits details for the current WordPress version installed on your site.|
|freedoms.php||View license and rights details.|
|privacy.php||Go to privacy section to find what details are send from your site to WordPress.org.|
|site-health.php||Access your site’s health dashboard.||Settings > Site Health|
|upload.php||Media Library administrator panel.||Media > Library|
|update-core.php||WordPress core update section.||Dashboard > Updates|
|edit-comments.php||Open WordPress comments management page.||Comments|
|media-new.php||New media upload page.||Media > Add New|
|themes.php||Theme administration page.||Appearance > Themes|
|plugins.php||Plugin administration page.||Appearance > Plugins|
|users.php||User administration page.||Users > All Users|
|edit.php||Open posts page.||Posts > All Posts|
|post.php||Open posts page.||Posts > All Posts|
|options-media.php||Media settings page.||Settings > Media|
|widgets.php||Widget block editor page.||Appearance > Widgets|
|authorize-application.php||Generate password for authorizing third-party application access.|
|setup-config.php||Set wp-config.php configuration while installing. It will show you an error message if wp-config.php already exists.|
|options-permalink.php||Permalinks settings page.||Settings > Permalinks|
|theme-install.php||Go to theme installation page.||Appearance > Themes > Add New|
|edit-tags.php||WordPress tags management admin page.||Posts > Tags|
|options-reading.php||Go to “Reading” settings admin page.||Settings > Reading|
|options-privacy.php||Go to privacy settings admin page.||Settings > Privacy|
|install.php||Fresh WordPress installation page.|
|upgrade.php||Database update admin page.|
|erase-personal-data.php||Personal data erase page.||Tools > Erase Personal Data|
|export-personal-data.php||Personal data export page.||Tools > Export Personal Data|
|tools.php||Default tools administration section.||Tools > Available Tools|
|plugin-editor.php||Go to plugin editor page to edit plugin’s files.||Plugins > Plugin Editor|
|theme-editor.php||Go to theme editor page to edit theme’s files like functions.php.||Appearance > Theme Editor|
|export.php||Export site’s content.||Tools > Export|
|options-writing.php||Writing settings admin page.||Settings > Writing|
|plugins.php||Access plugin management section.||Plugins > Installed Plugins|
|user-new.php||Create new user screen.||Users > Add New|
|options-general.php||General settings admin page.||Settings > General|
|options-discussion.php||Discussion settings admin page.||Settings > Discussion|
|import.php||Import admin page.||Tools > Import|
|plugin-install.php||Plugin installation page.||Plugins > Add New|
|media.php||Media Library administrator panel.||Media > Library|
|post-new.php||Open post editor for creating a new post.||Posts > Add New|
|term.php||Access tags page.||Posts > Tags|
|moderation.php||Comments moderation going to “Pending” section.||Comments > Pending|
|profile.php||Open current user profile page.||Users > Profile|
Using options.php in Admin Panel
Out of all admin pages URLs, you have to be careful with one specific page which is https://www.your-site.com/wp-admin/options.php. This page contains important options for configuring your WordPress installation. For example, below are some of the settings you can change from this page:
- Media upload URL
- Admin email
- Auto update core
- Site name and tagline
- Closing comments after certain number of days
- Comments per page
- Default comment status
- Default user role
- Home URL
- Default media thumbnail sizes
- Permalink structure
- Number of posts to show on posts page and RSS feed
- Site URL
- Show or hide avatar
You can also change some settings of theme and installed plugins on your site from this admin page. Therefore, make sure to change the options only if you know what you are doing.
Multisite Admin URLs
All the above lists admin pages URLs are applicable for single site WordPress installation. Most of them will not work on multisite installation since there are different URLs available for multisite admin pages. For example, ms-themes.php and ms-options.php pages will open themes and plugins pages in multisite installation.
Finding All Admin Pages URLs
Above are only some of the frequently used admin page URLs in WordPress. However, you might be accessing different pages and there is an easy way to find all the admin URLs.
- Login to your hosting account through FTP and navigate to the root installation of your site.
- Open “wp-admin” folder and scroll down to see all .php files.
- These are the admin pages that you can directly access by adding the file name as suffix.
- For example, you can find “nav-menus.php” file which is the core file for WordPress administration for navigation menu interface functions.
- Therefore, simply adding the file name suffix and opening the URL “https://www.your-site.com/wp-admin/nav-menus.php” will open menu section in admin panel. You can access this menu section from “Appearance > Menus” menu of the sidebar.
You can use WordPress admin pages URLs to easily access admin pages when sidebar menu is collapsed or while working in fullscreen mode. You can also create a bookmark in your browser and access the pages when logged into admin panel.