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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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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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 ...
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How Do I create multiple Top Level Admin Menu Pages To submit data to the options table?

I am trying to create more than one top level options page in my wordpress theme. But right now I can only save the data for one. How can I save the data for two without having to create tabbed ...
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Settings API: Two update notices after saving settings?

I've used the settings API to create a very simple page for plugin settings. This is my first time using the API, and through various tutorials online and answers here, I think I've figured it out. ...
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Settings API - adding setting fields dynamically?

Is there a way of adding settings fields dynamically? I have my own Settings API options generator just like in Chip Bennet's Oenology Theme, everything works perfect but I can't find a way to create ...
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How to add checkbox with multiple values in table?

Right now i changed from options table to my own table so things are getting difficult i have a checkbox its name is selection in table, so here is what i tried <input type="checkbox" ...
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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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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 ...
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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( // ...
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Setting the uploads directory

So I want to change my uploads directory. I'm able to change it using: add_filter( 'pre_option_upload_url_path', 'wpse_77960_upload_url' ); function wpse_77960_upload_url() { return ...
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Does settings API create settings on run time?

I'm tweaking a plugin and I'd like to have an option value different for each backoffice user. Currently the options are defined using the add_settings_field method that is performed in the ...
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Can Settings API setting generate other settings?

I have a Settings API field for an address. The address is stored this form: "Address, City, Country". Is there any way of creating / generating other options based on the one above? When I save the ...
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Displaying errors with settings api

I'm not using the full settings api, just this code: register_setting( 'my_options', 'my_options', 'my_options_validate' ); Then my validation: $options = get_option('my_options'); ...
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Persist fields with Setting API

In my admin panel, if I use a sanitizing callback register_setting() and the field does not pass through my custom validation, I've been preventing the database from updating by using return FALSE; ...
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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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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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Add_menu_page and saving settings

I am working on an WP plugin and have my settings in a created menu page. When I save the page my settings are saved without any problems, but I don't return to the settings page but to a page where ...
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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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How to Use Checkbox in Custom Option Page Using The Setting API

Can you please let me know how I can add a checkbox to Setting API in creating Custom Options Page? I am using the following code to add a txt box which is working perfectly but I am totally confused ...
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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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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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Update plugin settings option_name for big plugin update

I am working on a plugin update and have changed the settings option_name and key. I would like that the old options are transferred to the new option_name. The old option name is: plugin_options ...
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Settings api sanatize callback not being triggered

I'm creating a custom settings page for a custom theme however the callbacks for sanatizing the data in the fields are not being called (I put in xdebug breakpoints in them to check). /** ...