The Settings API, added in WordPress 2.7, allows admin pages containing settings forms to be managed semi-automatically. It lets you define settings pages, sections within those pages and fields within the sections. New settings pages can be registered along with sections and fields inside them. ...

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Change Post Status from Plugin Settings page

I've been going at this for a few days now, and just can't finish this off. I have a plugin that on activation adds a custom post type (CPT), adds a couple of posts to the DB in a Draft status, and ...
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Settings API - Checkboxes validation in a menu with multiple subpages

I'm building a theme using the settings API. I have a top level menu with multiple subpages and everything is working fine, except checkboxes. I am saving the options to a single options array. This ...
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Option doesn't save

I am studying wordpress settings api and tried some tutorials. I want to save the option as an array. I put some defaults for the option and it works fine, but after I save the settings, it becomes ...
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Can i use third party setting api to my plugin?

I am new in wordpress plugin development platform and i am trying to develop a plugin. I need a setting option for this plugin. I have made my decision to use this ...
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Using a dropdown to alter an option value on plugin settings page

I'm trying to implement a dropdown menu on my plugin's settings page. When the user selects a choice from the dropdown and presses the Save Changes button, I need the choice's value to be appended to ...
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Generate activation url

For my registration I am using custom registration form.It works fine.It sends email with username and password. What I am looking I want to generate url so that when user click it automatically ...
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Setting conditional background image from meta value

I am trying to set background image from meta value.I am successful also.But if the meta image is not set the out put <div id="pricing" style="background: url('')"></div> But I do not ...
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Theme settings Page: Settings Api vs Update_Options

I’m a new WordPress developer trying to start a carrier selling Premium Themes. In the last week, I’ve been confronted to many difficulties trying to understand how to create a theme options page. At ...
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Tabbed navigation for plugin options using same row in database for all?

I'm trying to use WordPress' native tabbed navigation on my plugin's options page, but I'm having trouble. I've managed to get the options to display, though it displays every plugin option on every ...
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Dynamic settings fields with Settings API

I am at my first Settings API application and I hit a snag. In a submenu page, I need to generate a number of fields (say color picker) for each of the values retrieved from another setting. To be ...
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Adding a dropdown on my setting page

I have created a plugin and I have created setting for it where I have created a text field. But now I want to add a dropdown link. Can I show a thumbnail in the front of it in a dropdown, yes or ...
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How do I add settings to the Background Options Page?

I am developing a theme and I wanted to add some extra content to the built in background options page. I know how to use the settings API to create new theme options and settings but I can't seem to ...
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Undefined index notice when using the $args parameter in add_settings_field()

I'm using the Settings API to provide my admin-user with some options for a plugin I'm writing. I have about 30 text fields to output on the plugin options page so I have created a very general ...
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Why use the Settings API over a new administration menu?

I'm writing a 'quote-me' plugin which provides the end-user with a quote based on data they submit through a front-end form. The quote is calculated according to a price list. The price list varies ...
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Determining the compatibility of Settings API & Multisite

New to this forum so forgive any protocol infringements on my part and feel free to criticize so in the future I don't again. Down to the nitty gritty. I'm working on a project and am very new to ...
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Validating values using Settings API?

I'm using the Settings API to create options for plugin. Do I need to validate the input values for the security (for example stripslashes etc)? (I could not find that part in most of the tutorials). ...
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get_option() returning empty

I'm building a settings page for a theme and the get_option() that I'm using to retrieve the settings returns only string(0) "" even though there is a checkbox field. What I want is to retrieve the ...
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Can't output do_settings_sections . Can't understand why

I've this code: /* Hook to admin_menu the yasr_add_pages function above */ add_action('admin_menu', 'yasr_add_pages'); function yasr_add_pages() { //Add Settings Page add_options_page( ...
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How do I build a settings panel under the plugin

I'm trying to build a settings panel for my plugin that is located under the plugin on the plugin page and slides down when the user clicks the settings link like other plugins (WP Maintenance Mode) ...
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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 the Settings API to whitelist a setting, but don't output it

I have a plugin page with several settings. Four of this settings, all in the same section, need to be displayed inline rather than one above the other. However to ensure the settings are whitelisted, ...
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How to use/retrieve an options array, with defaults, using get_option()

Someone explained me that using get_option is not productive, it's better to implement a custom function and then save the options in a single multidimensional array. Before I thought that having an ...
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how can I detect that option value has changed?

I am working on a plugin and I want to fire a different action based on each option value change. so how can I do that ? example: $options = get_option('ACP_settings'); if $options['acp-select'] has ...
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Saving Plugin settings to the database

I'm not a complete novice with php or wordpress but am wanting to approach this problem the most efficient way so believe asking here will help. I've got a plugin that randomly generates a quote - ...
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“Error: Options Page Not Found” on Settings Page Submission for an OOP Plugin

I am developing a plugin using Tom McFarlin's Boilerplate repository as a template, which utilizes OOP practices. I've been trying to figure out exactly why I'm unable to correctly submit my settings. ...
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Secure my “add_settings_field” translation?

I am using "add_settings_field" and want to provide translation for it , but my problem is security. So is __('My Checbox:' , 'domain') secure enough for translation? If not what can I do about it? I ...
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Save button in theme customization page stays disabled

Ok here's the scenario: I have added a custom section to an existing theme so that it shows up in the theme customization page (customize.php). The problem I am having is that I don't know how to ...
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Settings API settings section not appearing

Settings API always been a little confusing for me. I am trying to add a simple theme options page for a child theme I am developing. I guess I am doing something wrong that preventing the section ...
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wp_editor() fields on Theme Options Page not saving

(This is sort of a follow-up to this question.) I'm able to display the two WYSIWYG editors on my theme options page, but the values I enter into the editors aren't saved. I've read a ton of stuff ...
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How to Loop Plugin Option Field Set?

Problem/Background Currently, I'm creating a plugin for a client that will enable them to mark and modify predetermined Google Map polygons (displayed on the site) in the dashboard. I want to let ...
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Options not saving

My options were saving properly then I edited the files and it's not saving anymore. I undo the changes on the files and I'm sure that those were the only files that I edited. One section saved ...
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File input returns null in theme options array

Trying to work out a rather complex array situation with a theme options page. While working with file upload I can't seem to get it to work. Any idea what I might be missing? Simplified example ...
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Custom options - register, defaults and delete empty fields (Settings API)

I cant figure out how to register all of my setting fields into 1 database option. Code for my menu page: add_menu_page('Custom options', 'Custom Options', 'manage_options', 'rm_options', ...
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Two settings field in one form [duplicate]

is it possible to have two settings fields in one form? <?php echo '<form method="post" action="options.php">'; settings_fields( 'my-plugin-settings-group-1' ); settings_fields( ...
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Settings API Multiple Checkbox in General Settings

I am trying to add a custom setting at General Settings page with checkboxes. My plan to this is for users to select appropriate categories for their blog based on a list of categories through ...
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Can't add options to db

I'm trying to create a really simple options page for my wordpress site that just contains one option - a conversion rate for a currency. I have the following code: add_action('admin_init', ...
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Plugin settings checkbox

I am creating catagory checkbox select. My code to render the category checkbox is: // CHECKBOX - Name: plugin_options[chkbox2] function setting_chk2_fn() { $options = ...
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How would you accomplish the following advanced settings page?

Currently I'm developing a new theme for my business. This theme will have a header section with a drop down menu, a slideshow on the background and three featured images with a title, a description ...
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Settings API: Change position of custom setting field

I've searched high and low on Google and this site for an answer to this and am quite surprised to find nothing about it anywhere I've added a custom setting to the General settings tab using ...
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Where to hook settings api init

I am getting a bunch of notices in Theme-Checker for my settings api init function. The notices are all for 'undefined index' in the $_REQUEST array. Here is the code : <?php function ...
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Assigning input to variable

I am trying to create a plugin that will generate users. I am pretty new to Wordpress and my PHP is ehhhh. I got some helpful help earlier but have made a few turns since... The plugin will generate ...
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Generating User(s) with Settings API

I am trying to create a plugin that will generate users. I am pretty new to Wordpress and my PHP is ehhhh. The idea for it is for the plugin to generate multiple users when its finished. Right now ...
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Save and retrieve custom plugin options value

I want to save the value of input data and retrieve it, I have gone through the tutorial of otto press. I'm new to creating WordPress plugin and what I can't understand is once I click the Save ...
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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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Adding Form Fields with Settings API

I'm making a plugin with an administration page witch uses the Settings API. I could make one section and one option. But how can I add other form fields to it? If I add an input tag to the callback ...
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What are the advantages to the Settings API?

Let me preface this by saying that I hardly ever work with WordPress - in fact, the last time I did a site in WordPress was back during 2.2. Yesterday I made quite a mess of everything and asked ...
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Plugin development: can't update settings with multiple settings sections

I've got my plugin options set up to be in multiple sections, for ease of use and more efficient database calls. However, since reorganizing my Options page I can only seem so save changes made in the ...
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Bulk update all posts from plugin settings screen

I'm writing a plugin right now that will populate custom metadata for all posts on the site based on a certain rule. I've already created a Plugin's settings page and a logic that should be triggered ...
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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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How do I display a WP Option from an array?

I have a problem displaying the data that I am successfully saving to my database. function create_input_twitter_option() { $options = get_option('global_options_arraykey'); ?><input ...