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I have created a few options with with the register_setting function:

<?php register_setting( $option_group, $option_name, $sanitize_callback ); ?>

Is there a way to clear the whole content of the $option_group, and even the group itself.

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Usually, the Codex is a good resource for doing research on things like this ... and there are functions related to register_setting() listed directly on it's page in the Codex.

The function you're looking for is unregister_setting(). From it's Codex page:


Allows clean de-registration of registered settings. Should be used mostly in deactivation hooks.


unregister_setting( $option_group, $option_name, $sanitize_callback );

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Yea I have seen this, but you still have to specify an $option_name. Is there no way to access the content of the option group itself. I think I have created some options from which I do not know the names anymore. That's why I want to remove the whole option group. I know about the Codex and the unregister function, should have added that to the question. I am looking for a better solution, if there is any. – Saif Bechan Nov 5 '11 at 14:01
It sounds like what you're trying to do is delete some of those old options from your database, correct? – chrisguitarguy Nov 5 '11 at 14:12
Yes I want to delete the options that were created in the option group. I do not know them all by name, but they were stored in one group. They don't bother me, but there has to be a way to get rid of them and keep things clean. – Saif Bechan Nov 5 '11 at 19:22
Well I will just accept this as an answer. I still can not find anything that will completely solve this issue, but this is as close as you can get. – Saif Bechan Nov 7 '11 at 14:25

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