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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Dropdown list of Tags, Posts, Custom taxonomies in Options panel

I've been working with WordPress Settings API to create an options page for a plugin. Everything is fine except for displaying select dropdown lists and checkbox lists for WordPress tags, posts and ...
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Add setting to widgets page wordpress

I want to add a setting to dynamically create new sidebars in the WP Widgets.php page but I cannot add the settings section, I am not sure if I am targeting correctly the widgets page. Right now I am ...
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Stop WordPress from sending custom GET parameters on form submit

I have a custom menu page I'm building for a theme. This page displays a list of items and also a form to add a new one. The table with the items also displays links to delete each of the via URL GET ...
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Restrict access to options-*.php pages

I have a custom role named manager with manage_options and read capabilities , i want to restrict him not to access Settings menu, you may say remove manage_options capability but that's not the case ...
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Data not saved Wordpress Custom Admin Page

I try to create an option page for a Wordpress theme. I manage to create the page, the Metaboxes , but when I send the form, the data are not saved. Before I show you my code , I specify that I use a ...
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'delete_option()' only deleting the value, not the key/value pair

Recently a plugin I am developing begun throwing up an error whenever I deleted the plugin options (restored them to default). I'm using the Settings API within the plugin in question, and on another ...
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500 error when updating plugin option

I'm trying to debug a strange issue that happens on one my plugin's users system. The issue: When i submit my Plugin's Settings form (option-general.php?page=pluginname), I get a 500 error message. ...
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Let users to add any number of input fields in the theme option page

I've been creating a custom settings page for my own theme according to this article. What I want to know is how to let users to add any number of input fields. Just like this image I have ...
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Updating post_meta when updating a setting with the Settings API

I'm currently using the Settings API and, on saving my options group, I need to simultaneously update post_meta based on the options that have been saved. Is there anywhere within the Settings API ...
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How to move setting field up a row on general page?

I have added my custom setting field and it appears at the very bottom of the general setting page. I was wondering if there is any way to place it under tagline field rather than at the bottom? I ...
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Unable to Retrieve Setting Value for my Plugin

I'm developing my first WP plugin, and I'm trying to use the Settings pages to create options for the plugin. // add settings page add_action('admin_menu', 'qd_button_admin_add_page'); function ...
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Dynamically Update Key in Associative Array When Saving Settings

I'm updating a WordPress plugin that I've built and realized that I've made a fairly large error in my original design. This is somewhat confusing, but I'll try to explain it as best I can. On the ...
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Customizing Latest Post Pagination

I was able to successfully implement pagination for my "Latest Posts" page. But I want to separate the numbers after the current page and put a separator between them and the last page. Here is my ...
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Using Settings API to manage plugin data stored in custom table

I'm working on a plugin which needs: to store settings in wp_options table to store other data in several custom tables For the first point, I used the Settings API and everything works just fine, ...
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hide certain settings from showing on options page

I'm working on a plugin that hides certain settings in the General Settings page, like "WordPress Address (URL)" "Site Address (URL)" , but I want the rest to show. How can I achieve that, should I ...
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Make a select field directly beside a text input field with the Settings API

I'm building a plugin that needs a very simple options page. I'm asking the user to enter the default width and the default height that they want the plugin to use for their embed. I also want to give ...
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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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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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Simple WP Plugin with plugin settings page

I need to create a plugin with only one select on his settings page and save select value. I have a select with all register menus and I can not to save my select value. What am I doing wrong? What ...
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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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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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Uploading files using the Settings API

I've used the Settings API in the past to output text inputs and checkboxes but am unsure if I can use file inputs. My add_settings_field() is: add_settings_field( '1', 'File 1', array( $this, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to handle complex data with Settings API

I hope my question isn't out of the scope of this website and that someone can help me with it. I'm currently studying the WP Settings API and I'm wondering how to create a form management section ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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). /** ...
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Theme options: Display ID of page options

I am building a theme options page and everything is great. There is a function to display the list of page options. $all_pages = get_pages(); $page_options = array(); $page_list = array(); ...
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change backend header options

Wordpress is offering backend pages for header and background under the design tab, which can be activated inside functions.php. Is it possible to customize that options? For example I would like to ...
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Incorporating the Settings API in WordPress Themes - by Chip Bennet

I am using the code by Chip Bennett to create a settings options page for my plugin. The problem is that I am getting a Warning error as indicated below that I cannot figure it out. Any help is ...