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How to add_submenu_page() passing a $variable (parameter=value) with called function

Since in WordPress you cannot pass directly a parameter into the callback function called by the add_submenu_page, I have figured out another simple way to do it.

My problem was to pass a simple parameter into a sub-menu page, something like:

You cannot pass value into the callback function, so you CAN’T do this:

add_submenu_page(parent_slug, page_title2, menu_title2, capability, my-sub-menu2, myfunction1(parameter=value )  );

I’ve tried also a secondary function with a wp_redirect, but was not working because headers were alreay set.
Instead I found this solution:

add_submenu_page( parent_slug, page_title, menu_title, capability, my-sub-menu1, myfunction1 );

add_submenu_page(parent_slug, page_title2, menu_title2, capability, my-sub-menu2, myfunction2 );

function myfunction1() {
// Do something

function myfunction2() {

     $_REQUEST[‘parameter’] = “value”;

myfunction1(); // Call the original function, but with your parameter set.


You just call a secondary function, set the $_REQUEST[‘parameter’] and then call the original function. That’s all !


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