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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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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How to remove a settings section from the Theme Customization API preview pane?

I am currently working on a theme that uses the Wordpress Customization API and I need to remove some pre-existing sections from the customization preview pane. Is there somewhere like a global ...
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How to prevent options.php deleting valid existing data from the database

I am setting up a plugin and have used the setting API for the first time to create a form in settings. The data for the plugin is initially created by default when the plugin is activated and stored ...
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Can I dynamically create duplicate fields with the Settings API?

I'm not sure that my title accurately explains what I'm trying to do, but it's the best way I could think of to explain what I'm attempting to do. I'm writing my first Wordpress plugin, and while ...
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How should I use register_setting, add_settings_section, & add_settings_field in my plugin's options page?

I'm working on a settings section for my plugin, and after reading over Wordpress's documentation which is in ROGUH DRAFT status, and also the Creating Options Pages - which is also in "transition", ...
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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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Trigger custom action when setting button pressed

This is my first wordpress plugin and I'm running a lot of trouble making it work, it almost work fine but I don't find a way to accomplish this specific thing. Basically I've my custom setting page ...
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Using tabs for wordpress plugin

Done my research and found this is how to call the built-in ui tabs jquery script in wp for the admin area but I'm stuck on implementing the other jquery scripts needed that I believe are built 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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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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How to Save Different Settings Options Using Settings API and/or the Theme Optimizer

I would like to allow users to save different versions in the options panel using the Settings API and/or the Theme Optimzer. For instance, imagine that I have styled my site using via an admin panel ...
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How to use checked() function with multiple check box group? How to properly sanitize that checkbox group?

I'm using the theme options page from the underscores (_s) theme to build a theme options page and I have a group of check boxes on it. In the example below I've just included 2 for simplicity. My ...
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How to display some settings for super admin user only using Settings API

I'm developing a plugin with an options page using the Settings API. I'd like to have one options array stored for my plugin, but on the settings page, I'd only like some of the settings to be ...
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Settings API in Multisite - Missing update message

When I use the settings API in a multisite installation and the options page sits at the network level, posting the options to options.php does not work, because the administration page sits at ...
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How to pass variable to add_settings_section() callback?

I am attempting to automate, as much as possible, the Settings API function calls for each setting in a Plugin. Looping through the options array, and outputting add_settings_section() and ...
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settings API: how to create a multi checkbox with blog categories?

i need to create a callback function with a multi checkbox with all the web/blog categories as multi options. my add_settings_fields are: add_settings_field( 'select_page', ...
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How to add a Reset to Defaults button with Settings API?

How can I add a reset button when using the Settings API? I've have something like this that's storing my defaults: $slider_options = get_option( 'nextslider_options' ); /* Define the array of ...
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Using Singleton in wordpress themes/plugins [closed]

i am creating a wrapper class for wordpress settings API to generate theme options page. i used singleton design pattern to avoid multiple instance. is it the right place to use the pattern ? because ...
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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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settings api store multiple array

If I am not mistaken, the settings api only storing one single data array in wp_options table. You can only change the field data in the array. What if I want to add multiple array in the same table ...
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Verify Submitted Form Values and Show Warning Messages with Setting API

I'm making a plugin administration page with the settings API. I'd like to know a way to display a warning message when the user submits an invalid value. For example, with the below code, if the ...
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How to use the settings API to set multidimensional arrays

I'm writing a course information plugin. Most course info is related to to a post (a custom post type of 'course'), so I have put the majority of info in the postmeta table. But some info isn't ...
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Creating your own options-general.php page

I wanted to develop a duplicate General Settings Page instead of the built in one and all the settings on the built-in General Settings Page will also be displayed on the new General Settings Page.. ...
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Default Wordpress settings API data sanitization

It looks to me that when saving data to the database via the settings API Wordpress sanitizes data by default. By that I mean that if I look at the raw settings options in the database they have (at ...
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Combo/Drop down box on plugin settings page that allows additional options to be added

I'm not sure what this is called and have not had much success searching for it yet. In a plugin settings page, I would like a 'combo box' or 'drop down box' that also includes the ability to add an ...
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Settings API - how to update 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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[Multisite]How can I update custom blog option?

I wanted to update custom blog option created thru Settings Api using the function update_blog_option. I created this code. $country_base = get_blog_option($blog_id, 'mytheme_options');//retrieve ...
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Validate an option array

We use the default WordPress register_setting() function to validate theme options. This call, for example: register_setting( 'options-group', 'option1', 'intval' ); Will validate whether or not ...
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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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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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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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Get categories names as an array to use it in theme settings

I am building a theme and for the Theme Settings Page I followed this tutorial: http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-the-settings-api-part-1-create-a-theme-options-page/ What I want now is to have ...
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Settings API - sanitizing urls, email addresses and text

I am asking for advice on best practices on how to write this code. Currently I have simple theme options with text fields, outputting the info in my template. I am currently using this code for the ...
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Wordpress settings API VS Table In Database?

I have created an options page for my plugin using Settings API. Now I want to create another tab where user will create records. He will also like to delete/edit records. There will be 10-20 records ...
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How to create a Wordpress options page

I've followed this guide precisely: http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Options_Pages However when I do do_settings_fields, it says: Missing argument 2 for do_settings_fields() Even though it says to ...
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How do I flush the rules after saving settings using the Settings API?

I'm using the Settings API to allow the user to toggle the has_archive option on some custom post types. When the user turns archives on or off, I want to flush the rewrite rules. If I had written ...
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settings api and the data passed in the parameter

in an example of the Settings API, there's an input and the callback function to sanitize/validate the result from this input : this is the input : echo "<input id='text_string' ...
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Settings API - save an array of options as one setting (array_push?)

1. Basic settings API callback. Using Settings API my $sanitize_callback validating function looks like: (...) if($type == "foo") { $valid_input[$id] = $option[$id]; } else ...
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Tabbed theme options query about add_settings_section callback function

I have been building a tabbed option page based on some tutorials I found, using the settings API. Here is the code http://pastebin.com/bbSnhFP5 . It's all actually working fine for me but it's not ...
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Settings API - getting hidden input / submit button's name

I'm generating this form using Settings API: <form action="options.php" method="post"> <?php settings_fields('XX_theme_settings'); do_settings_sections('my_settings'); ?> ...
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Settings API validation callback

I finally managed to create working validation callback for Settings API with big help of Chip Bennet, there's only one glitch that I'm not sure how to fix. Here's the foreach loop from my validation ...
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Settings API - easiest way of validating checkboxes?

I'm using Settings API and I can't get checkboxes to work, if they're set to "false" they're not even being $_POST and that's the point. Stephen Harris & Chip Bennett explained it, but I believe ...
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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, ...
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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 - creating reusable form elements?

I have a set of settings fields: (...) add_settings_field( 'Option1', 'Option 1', 'textarea', 'page1', 'plugin_options'); add_settings_field( 'Option2', 'Option 2', 'textarea', 'page1', ...
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Settings API - changing add_settings_field() output?

I'm using Settings API and wondering if there's any way of editing default output of add_settings_field() function? add_settings_field('the_field', 'bar', 'foo', 'page', 'section'); function ...
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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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Options don't save, validation callback not executed

I have been using settings API for my plugins for some time and it used to work well. Now it is broken and I can not figure out why. Apparently, the option validation function is not even called. Form ...
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How can I include a setting that has a variable number of values in a settings page using register_setting?

I have one option on a settings page that can have between 1 and 5 values. I have a basic understanding on how to set up single value settings using the Settings API, but how do I go about generating ...
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Change the display of Settings API (do_settings_sections)

I am working on a plugin which uses Wordpress Settings API. I notice that the functions do_settings_sections (and do_settings_fields) display the fields using TABLE. How do I change its formatting? (I ...