Function and usage of network_edit_site_nav() in wordpress


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    The network_edit_site_nav function in WordPress is designed to output the HTML for a network’s “Edit Site” tabular interface. This function is particularly useful when you are working with a WordPress Multisite network, allowing you to generate a navigational interface for editing individual sites within the network.

    Function Definition:

    network_edit_site_nav( array $args = array() )


    • $args (array | optional): This is an associative array or a string of query parameters. The array can contain the following keys:

      • blog_id (int): This is the ID of the site you wish to edit. By default, it is set to the current site.
      • links (array): An array of tabs to include. Each tab is itself an associative array with the following keys:
        • label (string): The display label of the tab.
        • url (string): The URL the tab points to.
        • cap (string): The capability required for the tab to be displayed. This is used to control access based on user roles and permissions.
      • selected (string): The ID of the tab that should be marked as currently selected. This is used to highlight the active tab in the interface.
    • Default for $args: array()

    Usage Example:

    Here's a basic usage example of network_edit_site_nav:

    $args = array(
        'blog_id' => 1, // Assuming you want to edit site with ID 1
        'links'   => array(
                'label' => 'Dashboard',
                'url'   => '',
                'cap'   => 'manage_options'
                'label' => 'Settings',
                'url'   => '',
                'cap'   => 'manage_options'
        'selected' => 'dashboard'
    network_edit_site_nav( $args );

    In this example, the function will create tabs for 'Dashboard' and 'Settings' for the site with ID 1. The 'Dashboard' tab is set as the selected tab. The cap key ensures that only users with the 'manage_options' capability can see these tabs, which generally includes administrators and super admins in a WordPress multisite network.

    This function is especially useful for plugin developers or site administrators who need to create a custom administration interface for managing multiple sites in a WordPress Multisite setup.

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