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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wordpress settings API and option array structure

how do you get the settings API to save options that are in an array structure like this: $array = array ( array( 'id'=> '1', 'name'=> 'tom', ...
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Echo all API Settings sections?

Is there a WordPress function displaying all sections registered with add_settings_section()? I was thinking about SQL query maybe, but have absolutely no idea how and where these are stored, couldn'...
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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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Settings API - generating field value based on a different field?

I store my themes settings using Settings API. If I create a new setting using add_settings_field() is it possible to create another setting that will be based on the first one? Why? Imagine I have ...
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Is it safe to post form data via Ajax to the settings api? Am I missing something?

In my Wordpress Admin, I have my theme options set-up using the Settings API. I am trying to save the theme options form using Ajax so that the page does not refresh. The only thing i needed to add ...
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Cannot update my options using wp_ajax

I have implemented wp_ajax in on my options page but the value of my options are not getting saved or updated. Here is my form: public function email_settings_form(){ // Set class property $...
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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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Settings API store serialized data in the database (The Right Way)

Im trying to learn Settings API and I'd appreciate if someone could clarify this for me. I want to store serialized data in the database. Im using a class to do all the work for me. Heres what I ...
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Tab from Settings API resetting all options with INSERT INTO [closed]

I have an Options menu created with the code from Chip Bennett tutorial, the old code, though, the one from like a year ago (the new one has a much better validation structure, but still, it works ...
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Wp die causing 500 Internal Server Error?

I have function to upload images inside my settings API ,it uploads images as expected but the problem comes when user chooses to upload non-image file to stop users from uploading other files (non-...
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Using the Settings API, how should I add multiple values to an option?

I'm trying to add/ update additional values to an option created with the Settings API. I'm trying to do this with my validation callback function, but I'm not getting very far. Here is my code: ...
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GET parameters interfere with my plugin settings

I have my plugin all set-up using the Settings API and working but what I have is two manual functions in my plugin that can be run by the admin user by visiting the following URL's <?php echo ...
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Settings API erases itself?

I have two forms created using Settings API, and when I save one of them the other one gets erased and vice versa. Here's the whole code so you could paste it into your functions.php file and see ...
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Settings API - how to update multiple options manually?

I'm storing all my options using Settings API: function registerSettings() { register_setting('XX_theme_settings', 'XX_theme_settings', 'setting_validate' ); add_settings_section('theme_options', '...
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Remove Internal Style Sheet if no Value Provided?

I am using this code to add my options inside head section code works but my problem is that if no values are provided my function still echoes an empty <style type="text/css"><style> into ...
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Import / Export Settings API fields values?

I've been storing all my theme options using Settings API for some time now and it's lacking one functionality. I have multiple pages (different servers) using my custom themes and I would love to ...
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null callback in add_settings_section

Some code I'm looking at from a Plugin contains this line add_settings_section("section", "Settings", null, "theme-options"); which has a null callback. Having looked at https://codex.wordpress....
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Storing HTML in wp_options

I'm giving my users the option to store HTML in an option with a wp_editor(), using the wp settings api to handle the form. I currently do not apply any data sanatization to it, but realize I probably ...
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Output 'do_settings_sections()' as tabs, not one under the other

I'm using the Settings API on an admin page and it's marvelously simple and all that. public function on_show_page(){ ?> <div id="admin-bar-button-page" class="wrap admin-bar-button"> ...
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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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Settings API in Section

I have a snippet that creates an option in Settings->General using Settings API. However, the values don't get updated and I was wondering if anyone can help point out the problem with the following ...
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How can I insert some extra validation into the theme options' validation function using add_filter?

I'm using the theme options from the underscores (_s) WP theme as a base for my own theme options. If I wanted to insert the validation from the bottom function into the top function's $output array, ...
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wp_update_nav_menu_item not saving in multisite API

I'm creating a script that automates build a wordpress site from another CMS. I've been able to change every setting: themes, options, subdomain, site title, etc. But what is eluding me is being able ...
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Storage of array in settings

I'm creating a plugin that will store some simple layouts to be used in shortcodes. The shortcode usage will be similar to [shortcode layout="name"] With this mind I'll need to store each layout in ...
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Settings API and dynamically generated submenu pages

I have the following situation - I'm making a WordPress version of a jQuery plugin and I want the users to be able to have multiple instances of the plugin (with unique content) for their site. On the ...
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wordpress settings api add fields

I am trying to add some code to a theme that will allow the user to change the logo or have some text instead. I managed to find some code that otto posted to do the file upload. I have added what I ...
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Plugin settings not saving

I'm having a devil of a time getting my plugin settings to save. I've gone through the code so many times I have to think I've simply missed something. I'm following the Setting API, but any changes ...
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Settings API - Separating PHP and HTML

I've created a plugin where the settings are configured on different tabs. Each tab saves its settings to a different field in wp_options. The HTML for each tab is separated out into its own file so ...
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How to fix Uninitialized string offset: error on a checkbox in WP Settings API

I am trying to create an options page with a checkbox field. The checkbox is working fine but when I uncheck it and save settings, an error string shows on Notice: Uninitialized string offset: 0 in ...
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Am I using the flush_rewrite_rules function in the right place?

Hello dears I'm writing an admin panel for my new WordPress plugin base on the WordPress Settings APIs. I am defining a field for changing custom post slug from this admin panel. After the custom ...
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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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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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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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How to wrap html around Settings API add_settings_section()

I am writing a plugin and I'm currently implementing my admin menu using the wordpress settins API. As always with API's, it facilitates programming to a certain degree, but it seems like I have an ...
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How to validate register settings array

I would like to know how to perform a proper validation with the register_setting() callback function. Here is a sample part of my code I want to work with: register_setting( 'wpPart_options', '...
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How to save array of datas in option page by setting api?

I am trying to create my own first plugin but I am coding novice so please guide me to the right direction. This plugin is to set the post expiry date based on the user's role. Now I am stuck at ...
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Echoing a variable inside a function

In the interest of automation, instead of making a long list of code like this <td valign="top"width="50%"><p><label for="Facebook"><strong>Facebook URL</strong></...
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Wordpress Settings API: saving multiple rows of similar data

I've been experimenting with the plugin options starter kit but can't find a way to save multiple rows of similar data using the Settings API. Example of what I'm trying to save: ...
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Possible to add another setting to 'Front page displays' setting for Custom Post Type

Let me set the scene: I have a CPT that will work on a multi-site installation and some of the sites will be in a different language. For example my CPT is Case Studies I would use a URL structure ...
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Allow users to add / remove settings in plugin

I have created a plugin for a client of mine that I think could help a lot of people out there, so I'm in the process of "generalizing" it. Right now, I'm using the Settings API and textareas in ...
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Correct way check nonce (security) using old Options API

I am developing plugin for Wordpress. Firstly I started using Settings API it looks good, but it is little bit complex and it doesn't provide the way to handle options manually. I have quite ...
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Update problem with update_option() in combination with register_setting()

Intro I have a settings page which includes a setting with a more complicated callback function to save. Save data To save the data I use the register_setting() function with a custom sanitize ...
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Save & Publish disabled for two dimensional array Customizer

I am developing custom control in customizer. Control Its 4-5 textboxes that I can sort internally. Its a foreach loop. textbox1 textbox2 textbox3 .. The data stored is in array. $theme['textbox'][...
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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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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 - I'...
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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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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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Getting error to display radio button value in General Settings page

I'm constantly getting the errors bellow when printing the radio button values from General Settings screen: Illegal string offset 'service' in F:\wamp\www\plugin-tester\wp-content\themes\...
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Can I use the different settings sections over different pages using the save options group?

I registered one options group with few different options sections. Each section is meant for different page. register_setting( // http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/...
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Using multiple settings_fields() on 1 settings page

I have been struggling with this one for about a week now. I would like to have 2 variables available on a settings page, but I cannot figure out how to do this using the Settings API. Perhaps there ...