network_admin_url( string $path = '', string $scheme = 'admin' )

Retrieves the URL to the admin area for the network.



(string) (Optional) path relative to the admin URL.

Default value: ''


(string) (Optional) The scheme to use. Default is 'admin', which obeys force_ssl_admin() and is_ssl(). 'http' or 'https' can be passed to force those schemes.

Default value: 'admin'


(string) Admin URL link with optional path appended.

More Information

  • The network_admin_url template tag retrieves the URL to the Network Admin area for the current site with the appropriate protocol, “https” if is_ssl() and “http” otherwise. If $scheme is “http” or “https”, is_ssl() is overridden.
  • If the site is not setup as multisite, admin_url() will be used instead.


File: wp-includes/link-template.php

function network_admin_url( $path = '', $scheme = 'admin' ) {
	if ( ! is_multisite() ) {
		return admin_url( $path, $scheme );

	$url = network_site_url( 'wp-admin/network/', $scheme );

	if ( $path && is_string( $path ) ) {
		$url .= ltrim( $path, '/' );

	 * Filters the network admin URL.
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 * @param string $url  The complete network admin URL including scheme and path.
	 * @param string $path Path relative to the network admin URL. Blank string if
	 *                     no path is specified.
	return apply_filters( 'network_admin_url', $url, $path );


Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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