In WP `options` is the term used for variables stored in the database. They are accessed through the options API.

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how to update serialized options programatically?

I want to automate updating plugin options. There are some things that I repeat a lot. With wp-cli I know I can update simple options like this: php wp-cli.phar option update blog_public 1 However,...
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Checked() function on a multidimensional array

I am generating checkboxes dynamically on one of the option pages. This the code that I'm using to create multiple checkboxes: <?php foreach($shopCategories as $shopCategory) { ?> <input ...
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Multiple wp_options tables to share content across installs

My application has >10 user_roles, each able to perform completely different tasks, provided with an custom backend and no access to wp-admin. The extra functionality each user_role gets to use is ...
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What is the purpose of the option name hack_file in the options table?

I was looking at the options table in a WordPress install and noticed an option name hack_file. At first I thought the site was compromised and then realized it is a default option http://codex....
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Page Options Saving But Not Updating In Backend

I have created a custom options page for a slider that you can upload slides to. Everything works great except when trying to save the data. It will get saved and I can use it on the front end. But ...
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How to create a new database table whenever user changes options

I'am new to wordpress plugin development and I'am stuck in developing menu for my plugin. By going through documentation and many sites i created following menu. But i want to create a new table in ...
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How to sanitize an input array to save in options?

I want to santize a category IDs list before updating it, how this should be done. This is how I'm doing: $categories = get_categories(array('hide_empty'=> 0)); foreach($categories as $category) { ...
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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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Error: options page not found

This error is really well known and every where I look its either I am not doing: <form method="post" action="options.php"> or I am not registering my options, which is not the case as seen ...
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Theme settings are not shown on the settings page Help

My problem is that my changes are not displayed on the Theme settings page. Can anyone help me? The site is Materialize-wordpress.com Here is the code: <?php add_action( 'admin_init', '...
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Saving plugin settings - ERROR: options page not found

I've created a form for my plugin settings and set the action attribute of the form to "options.php" but when I submit the form I get "ERROR: options page not found." add_action('admin_menu', '...
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Use get_option with $emailTo on contact page

I have created a contact page, and all I want is to make the variable $emailto be dynamique. What i mean is i have an option page on the backend and I want to let administrator change the contact ...
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Using widget options 'outside' the widget

I want to save some parameters in the widget options which are then passed into another page. The widget is a form which calls a webservice. The options I want to pass are the authentication for the ...
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wp_editor content in plugin options page

Hi I'm writing a plugin it involves the site builder / user adding content via wp_editor this content is then saved and submitted via a submit_button. I've wrapped the editor in form action = "...
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update_option not working in stand-alone PHP script

I have a standalone PHP script in my WordPress theme's directory that I run once every hour through a cron job (or manually if needed). All other WordPress functions are working except the ...
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Cannot save using register_setting

I am adding an option field to the 'general options' page in WordPress. I cannot get WordPress to save the field. Cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. function add_banner_options() { ...
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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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Plugin options, presets and filters : can you help me improve my workflow?

I'm building a plugin and I have hard time handling options on it. I already did try several ways but I think i'm stuck on a structural problem here. I would like to have your input on all of this ...
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Options page: values don't show up in dashboard

Following this tutorial (same code as that one) I created an options page that works well, I can retrieve option values from my templates. However when visting the option page in the dashboard, the ...
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How to get options of all active widgets ?

I am currently using a loop that goes trough all sidebars looking for widgets than loop those again in order to get all widgets options. Doing this on add_filter('sidebars_widgets', array($this, '...
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Show the submitted values in the form when validation fails

Currently I do: $options = get_option( 'jons-plugin-options' ); echo "<input id='jons-plugin-options[field-two]' name='jons-plugin-options[field-two]' size='4' type='text' value='" . $...
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Including a custom options page causes “Pages” to disappear from dashboard menu

I've created a custom options page and referenced it through my functions.php file. When i do this, the Pages option is removed from the WP dashboard, almost as if overwritten by the new options page. ...
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How to add field for new site-wide option on Network Settings screen?

I'm working on a plugin, and part of it involves setting an option value that applies to all sites in a WordPress network. I know about the add_site_option and get_site_option functions that let you ...
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How to find out if option exists but is empty?

I am using something like this on one of my plugins: $myOption_def = "myOption Default Value"; $myOption = get_option( 'myOption' ) ? get_option( 'myOption' ) : $myOption_def; That works fine, but ...
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Add get_option to jquery

I have created a settings page that contains various radio button options for a custom plugin. A radio button I've created is to 'display dots' with the values yes or no. I can get use the value any ...
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Option page not updating multiple records in settings api

Hi i am new to wordpress plugin development. i have issues with settings api. please help if you can. Below is my problem. function load_plugin() { add_settings_section('plugin_main', '<h1&...
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Get all options saved by another plugin

I'm developing a plug-in that adds the possibility to import/export settings from another plug-in. However, I don't have access to the options ids saved by that plug-in. Is it possible to get all ...
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Add Custom Script in Other Plugin's Options page

I am trying to put a custom inline JavaScript is an options page created by a plugin. The page URL is like this wp-admin/admin.php?page=psbg. This is the code I am using to output my script at the ...
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Setting Default Screen Options

Is there a way to set default screen options for a page? Ideally what I want is to be able to set screen options so that say for example, my page attributes, Discussion, and custom fields are visible, ...
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Theme options are they necessary

So I have decided to use wordpress for a site. But just as I begun I realized that I might need options. Things as simple as logo, favicon and possibly some parallax settings. Is it necessary to have ...
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Cannot save select multiple option in my plugin options

I have a select element in my plugin option page, but can't figure out how to save it correctly (all other options are correctly saved and reused). public function ce_blog_chief_editor_callback(...
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Add a checkbox in plugin options page and make it actually work

My code: function afi_checkbox_field_0_render( ) { $options = get_option( 'afi_settings' ); ?> <input type='checkbox' name='afi_settings[afi_checkbox_field_0]' <?php checked( $options['...
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Every time I save my plugin options it erases another plugin options

I created two plugins, when I save one settings it completely erases the settings from the other one, and it also happens the other way round. I really don't understand what the issue might be about ...
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Create Array from data in the OPTIONS table

Good Day everyone, I'm trying to create an array from data in the Options table of wordpress. My data all start the same way plugin_order_ and then name of the field information. Is there a way to ...
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Deletion of shared options using uninstall.php

I'm using uninstall.php for my plugin to delete all the traces my plugin did to a site on uninstall (delete). I did it in a good way, but even after the deletion there are some fields in the options ...
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Warn user that data may be lost for custom pages

When you edit a builtin field in Wordpress like the title and don't save the cahnges, and attempt to go to another link, a warning alert box comes up stating that "changes may be lost if you navigate ....
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Prepare plugin options for multi-lingual support

I'm looking for a way to make my plugin's options available/translatable across a multi-lingual site. For example, several of my options are text strings that are then used on the front end. echo ...
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Help with SQL query, how to add taxonomie terms with value stored in options?

i need your help in making SQL What i have: custom post type ( company ) taxonomie ( category ) applyed to cpt ( and has ct section select field ) custom taxonomie ( section ) applyed to nothing ...
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My code for creating an admin option doesn't work

I used the code provided in this tutorial to create an option menu in dashboard, but contrary to what was expected, I don't see any new menu in dashboard: <?php add_action('admin_menu', '...
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add function to saving change on Options Pages

i make page like this link and it work fine but i need to run some script after it like editing a file i was add it to function my_function() { //do something } function register_mysettings() { ...
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'delete_option()' only deleting the value, not the key/value pair

Recently a plugin I am developing begun throwing up an error whenever I deleted the plugin options (restored them to default). I'm using the Settings API within the plugin in question, and on another ...
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Using AJAX for dynamic settings pages

I have a settings page like ... add_options_page ( 'XXX', 'XXX', 'manage_options', 'xxx_plugin', 'xxx_options_page' ); function xxx_options_page() { ?> <div class="wrap"> <h2><?...
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How to call particular funcion when the check box is checked in plugin options page

I'm new to php and wp plugin development, i just created a simple options page for my test plugin, the options page has only one check box, i don't know how to execute some function when the box is ...
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Stop Images Linking to Themselves?

I have images on my website which I do not really want stolen, I have a no right click plugin which will help, and I would like to stop people clicking on the image to display it on it's own in a ...
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WP_Editor - Saving Value into Plugin Option - Stripping HTML

I have a wp_editor(); on my plugin settings page. I also have enabled the "Font Size" drop down in TinyMCE. After highlighting text in the wp_editor(); and selecting a font size from the editor's ...
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Trying to change settings -> firefox downloads options.php instead

I just ran into some trouble with my wordpress installation. I tried to change a setting in the backend, but when I hit save, instead of saving my settings, the download dialogue opened; it said I was ...
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wp_login_url not working correctly

I'm working on a project where I need to add a custom link to admin menu, and I'm using the following code for it: $login_url = wp_login_url(); add_options_page('Login', 'Login Page', 'manage_options'...
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How do I add a value to a wp_options option that is an array?

What is the best way to add an option value to a registered option in wp_options that is an array? With phpmyadmin i see the option_value field is a:9:{i:3;s:15:"value1";i:6;s:5:"value2";i:7;s:21:"...
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Saving plugin options page

As I understood, default mechanism of saving options on plugin admin settings page (submitting form to options.php) allows to update only WordPress options (get_option, etc). But I have 2 values to ...
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Changing the layout of a custom options page

I've followed the guide here to create a custom options page for my theme using add_options_page. By default, these are arranged as a list: Ideally, I'd want these options arranged in a grid with ...