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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 ...
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Can I use add_option for a plugin categories and how?

So I am creating my first plugin for positioning ads around my site. I created one separate table where I store ads with all their options, such as position, expire date, active, name, type etc... But ...
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How to add options for Pages?

I would like to show an input field on the bottom, everytime, when a user create a new page. How is it possible?
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options validator input is false?

I have a form that looks as such: <form action="options.php" method="post"> <ul class="nav nav-tabs"> <li> <a href="#content" data-toggle="tab">content</a> ...
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Get URL Parameters from referer

Not 100% sure if this one classes as a php question or is specifically Wordpress... I'm implementing the Wordpress Settings API with a tabbed settings page. I've added a 'reset tab' button, but since ...
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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't get plugin settings page to save data

have a simple plugin that inserts text (a Google ad) partway through the content of a single post. I'm trying to create a settings page that will let users change the ad code, and change after which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which action gets triggered when i save settings?

I want to write to a file but i need to write/update this file every time user updates settings.Is there any action that gets fired every time user updates settings ? Edit: I have a new menu page and ...