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How to set up default values for a plugin?

What is the best way to go about setting up default values for a plugin? Should I just insert those values into the wp_options table? AND...if that's the best way to go about it, I have another ...
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Does WordPress MultiSite use separate MySql databases?

I ask because I cannot find the options from a plug-in I created on my second blog. Adding this plug-in to the main site and the options show up. I am confused because there is a column in ...
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Widget options - where to put them?

I have a widget which I want to add a couple of options. The options are effectively 'global' for the widget - username and password details to a secured web service. So in effect, wherever the ...
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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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Correct way to serialize the data of options table?

I am writing a plugin and it require around 15 different options so I am using php serialization. I'm doing it by an array and update option with php serialize functions. but when I access it from ...
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New custom theme option (text input) giving index error

I am using the theme-options.php file from ThemeShaper: http://themeshaper.com/2010/06/03/sample-theme-options/ I can succesfully add new dropdown options, however when I add a new text input I ...
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What's the best method for emptying an option created with the Settings API?

I'm trying to empty an option created with the Settings API and failing. update_option ( 'my_option', '' ); appears to do nothing, whereas delete_option ( 'my_option' ); destroys the whole option ...
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Limit the number of inactive widgets

I'm trying to restrict the number of widgets from the "wp_inactive_widgets" sidebar to maximum 10, because the widgets admin page is incredibly slow: add_filter('pre_update_option_sidebars_widgets', ...
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Selecting multiple options onclick

I have a bunch of options that I'd like the user to be able to change in bulk. Here's my code example. When this option selection changes, <label>Default author</label> <select ...
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Where is the submitted $_POST array stored after an option page submission?

What happens, when I click Save Changes on a option page, which was created by add_menu_page()? Where is the submitted data stored before the database transmission? A print_r($_REQUEST) returns only ...
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How can I clear memcached WordPress site options by hand?

Ater rebooting a memcache node, I am getting an error on root blog only, with a telling error log message from wp-includes/ms-settings.php. [Thu Jul 07 18:55:27 2011] [error] [client 12.34.56.78] PHP ...
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Insufficient permissions to save options

Hi I have built a settings page which from the menu leads to: http://www.mysite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=theme_options The problem is that when I go to save the options and I am an EDITOR user I ...
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SELECT field options disappear when saving widget

I'm having an interesting problem that I can't seem to solve. While creating a widget, I have created a select field with options that can be chosen on the widget screen. It all works perfectly fine, ...
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Restore a Plugin's Default Settings

Is there a way to code "Restore Defaults" button into a plugin options page? I'm writing a plugin right now that has sets up some default values on activation (via register_activation_hook), and I'd ...
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WordPress plugin options and jQuery

I'm creating a plugin that uses jQuery to modify some css, but what I can't figure out is how you can control the execution of the jQuery with WordPress plugin options (like checkboxes true/false). ...
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Where should I update_options in a theme?

I am designing a theme where the home page (i.e. is_home()) should only display the latest blog post. I want to do something like $wp_query->update_option('posts_per_page', 1) every time I am on ...
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What's the easiest way of adding more options in the Theme Options of the twenty eleven theme?

Wordpress 3.2 beta comes with twenty eleven. It has a Theme Option panel in the Appearance section: I would like to know what's the easiest (and extendible) way of adding more options to that ...
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Admin Theme customization

I followed instruction on the wordpress codex site on creating an admin theme via a plugin. I activated the plugin, but my stylesheet isn't being included in the <head>.. Here's my code: ...
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Wordpress Plugin Setting's POST

I've developed a few plugin for Wordpress. Currently I've not been able to replicate the way wp save settings. I've a setting page which I learned from a tutorial. It POST to option.php, and wp take ...
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I don't have permission to save the theme options I created myself?

I created an option panel following a tutorial. But each time I try to save the settings I get the following: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page. Any suggestions to fix ...
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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 debug register_setting callback function

I am using the following code: register_setting( 'myplugin_options', //setting group name 'myplugin_options', //option name that will be stored in the database ...
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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 add multiple checkbox elements to media attachments?

Based on solved question from: How to add a checkbox element to attachments editor with example Theres an example of multiple Checkboxes, for example: Colors, patterns, etc... A grouped list but ...
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Enable page templates. How?

Basic question, but I want to enable page templates. I have one theme which has page templates enabled. I switched to another but there is no option to change the template, even when creating a new ...
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PHP class to add pages and fields in admin panel

I'm trying to build a little class to help build some simple input fields into a custom page in WordPress admin panel, here's what I've got: <?php class create_panel { public $default_settings = ...
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On Install, which code sets the 'home' option?

I'm just doing some wordpress development and wondered for a brand new install, which code within core is generating the first value that get's filled into the home option? I'm looking for the code ...
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Submenu pages delete settings from options array when saved

I'm writing a theme and adding a menu with several submenu pages. It works fine, except that I'm trying to use only one array to save all the settings into the database and this is causing some ...
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Can't save options

I created theme options page using Settings API, everything works fine but I can't save options. I tried to figure it out where I missed something but I failed. Any idea what can cause this problem? ...
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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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Environment Specific Options Token

Is it possible to add a token to any wp-option that could be replaced on get where the token being defined in a plugin’s option or the configure file? E.g. ...
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two tinyMCE editors in the same page

I've used this method to enter the first editor: on functions.php: function add_admin_theme_styles() { wp_enqueue_style('thickbox'); } add_action('admin_print_styles', ...
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Where to hook register_settings for Settings API when also want to update options outside of Settings API?

The Settings API is a convenient way to add administrative options. Tutorials on the settings API hook register_setting to admin_init. But what if you also want to programmatically change the same ...
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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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How to store a medium amount of options?

I develop a plugin that has a not too small number of settings. So far, there has been a fixed number of them, so I store them in a Wordpress option. Now I consider letting users define (an arbitrary ...
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Uploading and inserting an image using a custom option panel like in the Twenty Ten theme?

Twenty Ten gives the option to change the background image of the header. Where is the code involved in this feature? (uploading the picture and adding the picture). I would like to mimic this ...
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framework for plugin/theme options panel? [closed]

I found that the longest part of a plugin or theme development is creating the options panel, at least in my case. So i like to know what's your take on that. Do you use a ready made framework or ...
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Changing widget options via the functions.php when there are no hooks

The problem: to change a widget's options with a custom function in functions.php, when there are no useful hooks, and where there are multiple occurrences of the same widget (multiwidget). This ...
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What is the most efficient way of adding additional functionaliy for admin only

I'm trying to figure out the best approach to add additional functionality that will only be utilized by admins via /wp-admin. What's the best way to implement so that resources aren't being wasted. ...
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Are transients garbage collected?

This question got me thinking Transient RSS feeds in wp_options not removed automatically? Transients are supposed to expire and be deleted. However the only way I see this handled is when transient ...
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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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Long option names fail silently?

This was really driving me crazy. I was debugging some code with code-generated transient names and they were failing like crazy for no apparent reason. After much much pain and experimentation I ...
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Add a series of checkboxes to theme options

Hi I made a theme options by this tutorial This options have multicheck type by checkboxes. I don't know how to make it work. I'm try to exclude page using this multicheck. This is my array with ...
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How to use checkbox and radio button in options page?

Call me stupid but I coudn't figure out how to do it. For text input I would just: <input type="text" name="option_name" value="<?php echo get_option( 'option_name' ); ?>" /> and then ...
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How to add a new variable to blog creation form?

I'm trying to add a new INPUT field to the blog creation form on Buddypress. Adding the front-end element is the easy part. I'm having some hard time trying to save it. The variable is a string, and ...
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Unified Approach for Placing Option Pages

Currently, it is up to any plugin's author as to where to put a link to the plugin's option page. I have seen at least the following "solutions": Plugin list Dashboard menu Plugins menu Appearance ...
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update_option method with support of utf8

I am using a plugin the updates the option table using update_option command. When I update content with hebrew characters it turns into gibrish. My database does support hebrew (or any other utf8 ...
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get_option returns undesired blank instance of a widget

I am presently trying to call the fields of a custom widget using get_option and loop through the array created from the get_option() call. The issue is that it is outputting a blank one at the end, ...
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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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How do I add CSS options to my plugin without using inline styles?

I recently released a plugin, WP Coda Slider, that uses shortcodes to add a jQuery slider to any post or page. I am adding an options page in the next version and I would like to include some CSS ...