The database of a WP install contains an option table that is used for settings both of WP core itself and of plugins/themes. The `get-option()` function retrieves a row from this table

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Are all options loaded to memory on each request?

Are all options variables fetched from the database and loaded to cache on each request?
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WordPress Settings API, Implementing Tabs On Custom Menu Page

I've been following the WordPress Settings API tutorial series of this guy: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/theme-development/the-complete-guide-to-the-wordpress-settings-api-part-1/ So far, I've ...
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get_option() is not working even db contains the corresponding option_name and option_value

First of all, this is not a plugin specific problem. I wonder why this might happen? I am using @bainternet's Tax Meta Class for saving Taxonomy Meta using the options table. I uploaded my contents ...
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Is get_option function cached?

In my plugin, I use the following code to retrieve an option from the database: $options = get_option('my_plugin_options'); If I use this 10 times in various functions of my plugin, does WordPress ...
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Why does get_theme_mod return blank (or default value) but get_option returns saved value?

Why does get_theme_mod return blank (or the default value if specified) but get_option returns the correct (saved) value? I have a colour picker in the customizer color-primary which functions ...
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Minimal wordpress load for only `get_option` to work (because ajax…)

In a plugin I use ajax to get_option() which takes much longer than it has to because entire wp gets loaded. How do I set things up so that it (my ajax) loads only what is needed? (get_option())
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Multiple entries in get_option results? or why is _multiwidget set to 1?

I am developing a wordpress widget, and need to store some user configuration values, that is why I am using wordpress update_option and get_option. I am new to widget development. I have some ...
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get_post_meta fields don't show up on posts page

I'm new here, and to coding! I've been working hard (so, so hard...so hard) to create my website and with occasional help I've created a look and feel I like using some custom get_post_meta fields for ...
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How to fetch serialized data from wordpress options

I have the following serialized data in a wp option a:2:{s:5:"Title";s:11:"your title";s:7:"Message";s:20:"Hola testing testing";} I would like to return it to be used in a form, and show it also in ...