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

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Is there any other place - besides a theme, a plugin, or a mu-plugin - that an option page might conceivably be used?

I'm creating a helper class for simplifying the creation of an option page in admin that could conceivably be used in a theme, a plugin, or a mu-plugin. I'm trying to make the class as easy to ...
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Filtering a Database Query

In a WP_List_Table example I'm using, I am seeing how to make a general query to the wp_options table in the Wordpress database. For example, $query = "SELECT * FROM $wpdb->options"; I also see ...
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How to save Wordpress Options as an array?

How do I save options as an array using forms? I don't want to use Settings API. Here's working form that saves 3 options separately: <form method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data" action="...
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Save user-specific options in WordPress admin

I'm writing a plugin that need to save user specific option in an admin page. I'm only thinking of adding username-prefix to option, for example: $options = get_option('username-plugin_options'); ...
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Save Theme Options (options.php) From The Frontend

I try to save an option from the frontend but i can't find yet how to do it. So, the idea is to give the blog owner a simple form with a dropdown that can select a different stylesheet.css. I have ...
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How to verify this checkbox is checked?

Actually I want to include a file if the checkbox is checked <?php $checked = get_option('automatic') ? "checked='checked'" : ""; echo "<input type='checkbox' name='automatic' $checked />"; ...
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Accessing variable from admin panel?

I've created my own admin page in wp-admin folder using add_theme_page() function. How to pass variables from there to my blog? I mean what's the easiest way without arrays etc. I've tried using "...
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update_user_meta add value on the top on existing value

I'm working on a plugin that will allow people to favorite authors on WP site. When you click on Favorite this author button, it will send author ID to below function and save that value in DB. ...
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Is there a wildcard/catchall filter hook?

I would like to filter all the options values, but the option filters are option specific. Is there a way I could do something like add_filter('pre_option_*', 'my_check'); ?
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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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Custom options in plugin, register_settings not working as no options.php?

I'm having trouble getting a custom plugin to save options, as it cannot find options.php (and I don't know where it's supposed to be) The full code for the plugin: add_action( 'admin_menu', '...
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Warning: Illegal string offset on theme options page [closed]

Im creating custom theme options and Im getting this PHP error: Warning: Illegal string offset in ... on line 75 // adding the page to menu add_menu_page('Theme Options', 'Theme Options', '...
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Enqueue scripts based on options

What is the best method to enqueue scripts based on options I have? Let's say I have 50 options and for each I need to enqueue a script(some of them might repeat.). Can I have any problems(performance,...
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Issue on Checkbox with Custom Option Page

I am trying to use a checkbox on Custom Option page by using Setting API. Every thing works fine at back-end and I can update the checkbox states by registering the settings.But when I would like to ...
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Passing dynamic options from backend to frontend

I have created an admin options page (using the Redux Theme Framework), in which the admin can customize the website's appearance (text color, background color, background repeat options, etc.. ). ...
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meta fields for the whole wordpress site

Is there a simple way to store additional information related to the whole website in a meta field? For users, comments or posts, I learned how to use meta fields to store their additional related ...
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Problems to disable the comments for my statics pages

I am pretty new in WordPress world (I came from Joomla). I am developing a mainly static website using WP (because maybe in the future I will have some dynamic behavior and because WP is pretty light)...
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Wordpress theme options framework, I can't read them in my templates

I successfully created my theme options page using this framework: https://github.com/devinsays/options-framework-theme The problems Is that when, for example, I try to load the Option: 'logo_image' ...
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Plugin getting Cannot modify header information errors

I am trying to build my first plugin but am receiving the following error: Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /wp-admin/includes/template.php:...
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Difference between Option_Group and Option_Name in Register_Settings

I think the title pretty much says it all! I'm working my way through various tutorials on how to add an options page to my test plugin and am struggling to understand the Register_Settings function. ...
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How to add options to the plugin page?

I can't find a more or less clear example on how to create additional fields, so may be someone can help me here? Here is my code: function __construct(){ add_action('admin_init', array($this, '...
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Link blogname and blogdescription to the Options Framework

I'm putting together a Theme Options page, where the user(s) I'm building this for would like to be able to edit a few settings directly from this page, including of which - the Site Title and Tagline....
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Saving widget options from class method

I have a widget class (derived from WP_Widget) that has a method (called via ajax) to update part of its options(the elements order) without the user to click "Save", to set the handler I do from the ...
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populate array with posts

I want to generate an array of custom post types to add it to a options array. I'm doing this to show a checkbox group populated with custom post type. I have this array: 'options' => array ( ...
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Wordpress custom admin functions security

i have a case in my admin panel where i need to call my own function that resides in my own php file, with a GET request. This function is actually removing entries from the database. So, i would ...
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Google fonts dropdown in Options Framework

Is there a way to add a Google Fonts dropdown to the Options Framework panel (http://wptheming.com/options-framework-theme/)
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retain querystring values when savincustom options in admin

Quick question, I have a custom options page which posts to options.php, however I have a few sections to my options page where i change the post url like so: <form action='options.php?section=...
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Default Plugin Settings Not Writing to Database

I have my plugin setup as such: Main plugin file mouldings.php <?php /* Plugin Name: Moulding Profiles Plugin URI: Description: Creates a 'Moulding Profiles' and 'Idea Gallery' custom post type,...
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When to use custom DB tables or add_option?

I've got a pretty straight forward question. When does it become too much data to use add_option, update_option, etc, and instead use a custom DB table? For example, if a plugin stores thousands and ...
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How to save user meta on custom admin page

I have removed the edit profile page from WP admin as I don't want users to be able to edit their details as this is a closed intranet and their details are fed from AD. However I do want them to be ...
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Getting values from options page to css

i got an options page that needs to affects a certain (for now) css value.. i have about using php variables in css and creating custom global variables in wordpress but havent something easy enough ...
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Defining hooks within (php)classes?

I have been trying to write a reusable modular options class and I am stuck at this specific point. How do i define hooks within php classes? Try 1 : class super_options { // .....................
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How to dynamically change theme's slogan from admin?

how can achieve this functionality. That I can change the themes "slogan" from admin and I don't have to go edit the themes source files. I think that there is some theme options functionality. But ...
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Adding option values as an array using a multi selectable select box

I have a plugin I'm developing. As part of its functionality I need to set up an option group and specify an option var for that group: function swcs_settings() { register_setting( 'swcs-settings-...
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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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Get Content From Blog Page

I have a page that is assigned as the "Blog". What I'd like to allow is the user to add content to this page then display it before the posts show up on index.php. I thought I used to be able to do ...
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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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The best place of the code for creating a robots.txt file

I'm using the Option-Tree framework for the options of my theme. Now I want to add the option to create and edit the robots.txt file. First, I have the function to get the content of the file or ...
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Why won't register_setting() create a setting?

I'm stumped. I've been researching this like crazy, but I can't seem to figure out why register_setting() isn't working for me. I'm new to WP plugin development (obviously), so it's probably just ...
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Use options to control jQuery plugin

This may be a dumb question, but I've been teaching myself Wordpress and I've been struggling with this for a while. What I want to do is use a Wordpress control panel page to control a countdown ...
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Update Specific Key Value in Complex `wp_options` object

This should b really easy but I can't find reference - easy points for someone! I have an option in my wp_options table, and need to set it via update_option(). I just can't find the correct syntax ...
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How to retrieve the options from this options page?

I like to write a plugin with an options-page from the WordPress-Codex, but I cannot retrieve the options. get_option('your_option'); does not work. Here is the options page code: <?php class ...
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Blogname and Blogdescription in Pagelines DMS Options Panel

I am attempting up set up a front end options panel in the pagelines-dms framework, from which users will be able to change the blogname and blogdescription. So far I have set up the form which has ...