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So, I've been building a theme options page, one of the purposes of which is to get some style values to pass to my php stylesheet in the url.

Here's what I have:

/* Get all theme settings */

global $options;

$options = get_option( 'theme_options' );

/* ...and set 'em up! */

$stylevar = '?ts='.$options['thumbsize'].'?bg='.$options['bg_color'].'?tc='.$options['text_color'].'?hc='.$options['heading_color'].'?nc='.$options['nav_buttons_color'].'';

/* Enqueue */

if( !is_admin() ){

// This format works
wp_register_style('style', (get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') . '/lib/css/style.php?ts='.$options['thumbsize'].''));

// This doesn't
wp_register_style('style', (get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') . '/lib/css/style.php'.$stylevar.''));



So two things are happening:

  1. I am getting a WP debug error I'd like to address: Notice: Undefined index etc. Presumably this has to do with not doing an isset check?
  2. Putting all the settings in a variable is failing, giving me: "style.php?ts=200%3Fbg%3D%3Ftc%3D%3Fhc%3D%3Fnc%3D&ver=3.2.1" type="text/css".

Here's where the schooling comes in. Is there a cleaner way of writing this? Could the options all be output with some king of loop? ... and how do I fix it?

Willing to learn, please teach :-)

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PHP (as usual) has some nifty stuff, namely http_build_query() for putting together URL requests.

However for some reason (historically) PHP4 compatibility and encoding issues currently WP maintains fork of that function internally and offers build_query() wrapper, as well as nifty higher level function for URL manipulation add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg().

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Interesting reading! The problem (or choice I made) was not to include the wp_blog_header file to load into my dynamic stylesheet. (I think) this means I can't use the WP functions as the style file is outside of the template schema. But I'll have a go at building the query string, and just use the old $_GET method... – Niels Jul 21 '11 at 16:03
I mean retrieving the data from the query might have to be done the old fashioned way :-) – Niels Jul 21 '11 at 16:09
Now does it stand to reason that since the function accepts an array, that I could build that array from my stored options?... hmmm, going to work on that. Now, time for bed (2:00 AM)... – Niels Jul 21 '11 at 16:22

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