The Options API is a simple and standardized way of storing data in the database. The API makes it easy to create, access, update, and delete options.

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WPML admin texts with serialized objects

I have been trying to get a plugin to work with WPML - I'm almost there but I'm wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to get WPML's admin texts (wpml-config.xml) to read serialized objects stored ...
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How to reinstate previously saved option?

I am working on a simple plugin (kind of maintenance plugin) where I am updating the homepage based on user page option choice. function set_hp(){ $page = get_option('get_the_page'); if ( $page ) {...
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Best possible way to get all options

I need to provide a list of all options set via plugins etc to remote calls. There is a plugin WP API Options but it hardly does the job. There are two possible ways (that I know of) to get a list ...
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Override $table_prefix only for the options table

The only documentation i found was too obsolete. (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/two-sites-two-themes-one-database-same-content) and this one (Change options table prefix only) doesn't help me. ...
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Where to store plugin settings fields

I am developing plugin right now, and I have one questions about best practices and conventions. What I need ? My plugin is going to store some predefined object, list of objects (or just ...
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How do I output a database option that is an array into a get_posts array?

This must be fairly simple, but I'm puzzled. And I may be going about it backwards. How do I output a database option that is an array into a get_posts array? I have an option in the database that ...
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Change options table prefix only

I am not able to find, How can I change the only options table prefix. I do not want to change other tables prefix only need to change options prefix. Please guide me. Thanks
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PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare options_general_add_js()

Just updated to wordpress 4.5.2, I'm getting that error when loading the wp-admin/options-general.php page. Here is the stack trace mod_fcgid: stderr: PHP Fatal error: Cannot redeclare ...
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Why would wp_options.ibd be over 6GB

We run a WordPress 4.4.2 website using Mariadb per table indexing. The wp_options.ibd file is almost 7GB in size when there are less than 6K records in the table. Below is the my.cnf we are using, ...
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Redirecting to old domain, tried everything, nothing works

I've moved a Wordpress site from one domain to another. I have changed the siteurl and home options in the wp-options table, added this tags into wp-login.php file: update_option('siteurl', 'http://...
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Wordpress modify Settings > Permalinks (options-permalink.php) Add CPT Permalink Options

How do I modify the Settings > Permalinks (options-permalink.php) admin page to add more custom permalink parameters? I'd like to add additional permalink parameters to the "Optional" section for ...
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Website keeps redirecting to Wordpress install page (install.php)

I hope someone here can help me as the problem I have is driving me insane. For the last few months I have been putting together a Wordpress portfolio and had almost finished it. Recently, out of ...
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How to set wp_options in functions.php for removeing the Default Front Page

I want to disable the default front page as I want to show always the first listed page in the frontend. Therefor I disable the Static Front Page. But I have also to set in wp_options the variables ...
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Character Encoding for wp_options

I've been looking for a solution to my problem for a while now. Under my wp_options page I have the following serialized entry saved: a:17:{s:11:"date_format";s:5:"d/m/Y";s:15:"currency_symbol";s:1:"...
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WP Page Options Array

I'm creating a page options which contain some multiple checkboxes with specific values. Here is a snippet of my checkboxes form code: <label>Global Checkboxes</label> <input ...
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Saved option shows in page dropdown after page refresh

I'm adding a submenu page with a simple dropdown of pages as a settings, the code looks like this: <?php add_action('admin_menu', 'mytheme_admin_menus'); if(!function_exists('...
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What should I use instead of get_blog_option?

I am using a plugin that was using get_blog_option and it no longer works. I looked up the call and it doesn't work because it's a wpmu function only. Is there an equivalent method that I can use ...
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Save Image in wp_options-Table

I'd like to save one image in my custom settings page. i.e. this image should be the logo which should get print to the pdf files I generate. Thats why I want to store the image (the image link) in ...
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Is it possible to sort metabox teaxtarea values?

Textarea is on an options page, is it possible to sort the values within that textarea by alpha? I looked in the Codex but do not see any mention of sorting these values.
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WP_OPTIONS table, active_plugins entry [closed]

I asked it here and found no response so far. Here is a sample entry from the active_plugins line of WP_OPTIONS table: a:5:{i:0;s:35:"add-from-server/add-from-server.php";i:1;s:25:"age-verify/age-...
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Cleaning “cron” from options table, will affect anything?

I have some scheduled events in my WordPress site. For that I use a cron job, so it has created an option in the wp_options table. After some days, my site is getting slow. When I check my database, ...
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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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Select fields on a settings page

I'm trying to do it in the style of 'Example #2' on this page: https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Options_Pages as it seems the tidiest way I have come across to do it. The problem is I want to ...
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siteurl value getting populated with junk in wp_options table

My website was getting this error on every page : Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Error could not be converted to string in /home/juhisheth/public_html/wp-includes/default-constants.php on ...
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What is the cron doing?

So I installed the P3 plugin to analyze the plugin load time at my site. It was OK at the actually analyzing but just a really poor plugin that basically crashed my server which has great specs over ...
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Store plugin page content in wp_options?

I want to write a plugin for wordpress that in some cases will show some content as if it were a post or page as an end result of a form processing. My idea is to add a hook that checks for and ...
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Why is MySQL receiving such a large serialized object?

I have gotten a 20GB error log that has an entry of repetitive serialized objects that look like this: a:2:{s:8:\"schedule\";b:0;s:4:\"args\";a:0:{}}}i:1440184624;a:1:{s:32:\"...
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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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update object options on option form

I have an object on an option called 'option_voc'. Now I would like to update only one field of this object through form i created on menu page i created (The plugin's settings page). I do not find ...
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Same option_id=0 for 2 options in wp_options?

What does it mean when (according to mySQL Workbench) 2 options have option_id = 0? Just noticed this for unrelated plugin and theme holding very different options. Update Just noticed over 200 ...
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Wordpress Deadlock Error

I see more of this error these days in error_log. I see that someone asked this question here a year ago but no solution. Please advise what is causing this issue. Already, tried deactivating some ...
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Cannot unserialize Wordpress serialized values in `wp_options` table?

I have nav_menu_options in my Wordpress database as below. 284,'nav_menu_options','a:2:{i:0;b:0;s:8:\"auto_add\";a:0:{}}' I tried to deserialize this value but the result is empty string - I put a ...
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How to create a new database table whenever user changes options

I'am new to wordpress plugin development and I'am stuck in developing menu for my plugin. By going through documentation and many sites i created following menu. But i want to create a new table in ...
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Custom Role accessing the wp-option table

I'm using a plugin that create an additional record in the wp-option. Everything is great with the admin account, the record can be save and update. But I'm stuck with allowing one of the custom role ...
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get_option() is not working even db contains the corresponding option_name and option_value

First of all, this is not a plugin specific problem. I wonder why this might happen? I am using @bainternet's Tax Meta Class for saving Taxonomy Meta using the options table. I uploaded my contents ...
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Save and user submitted data from a form and display them in the wp backend

My question is very simple but the answer I'm not sure if will be that simple. I'm developing a website for a non-profit organization where people can fill out a form containing questions usually ...
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Creating a one click demo importer

edit: I've re-written this because it is unclear, apologies it was written rushed on a Friday afternoon. Wordpress has import/export functionality for posts within wordpress, I am a theme developer ...
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WP CLI to set options

I have WP-CLI working fine using WP Multisite (or network). I can create blogs, add users, set permissions etc. But am not certain how to enable plugins for individual blogs via WP CLI. For example, ...
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shopping cart plugin development

I'm developing a new shopping cart plugin for WordPress. At a point, how to save orders, I am stuck, sort of confused. Actually I am not sure whether I should save order through options api or create ...
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Options table - where does my values go?

I just got my hand into wordpress and wp theme development. I know to create basic wordpress themes from scratch but I wondered how to get into custom theme options. My custom theme options (custom ...
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How do I add a value to a wp_options option that is an array?

What is the best way to add an option value to a registered option in wp_options that is an array? With phpmyadmin i see the option_value field is a:9:{i:3;s:15:"value1";i:6;s:5:"value2";i:7;s:21:"...
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Saving plugin options page

As I understood, default mechanism of saving options on plugin admin settings page (submitting form to options.php) allows to update only WordPress options (get_option, etc). But I have 2 values to ...
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WP_Query on “property” in the options table

I'm quite new to WP and I hope this question isn't seen as too specific. It's not entirely bound to my little "pre story". I'd really like an answer to this question for future cases as well. I get ...
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wp_options table value

I am trying to understand a wordpress behaviour. When I add a tag in the admin panel mysql does a sequence of queries. Essentially: update wp_terms update wp_term_taxonomy and udate wp_options with ...
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What is _transient_random_seed for?

This is a very short question. _transient_random_seed is in wp_options. What is it for?
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WP_Options high

I have a site where the options_id field in the wp_options table have grown very, very large. After a month and a half after the installation the auto_increment value is now at over 10 million. ...
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Would it be dangerous to send all the wp_options to javascript file?

I've noticed that wordpress allows me to send the wordpress options to javascript via wp_localize_script: wp_localize_script( $this->plugin_slug . '-plugin-script', 'wp_options', ...
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Add images functionality not working as wanted

I achieved this structure in wordpress admin panel. I am using wordpress option api to save and retrieve data from option.php . All I want to do is on every click of add more image button one more ...
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Does auto_load to 'no' in wp_options improve performance

I am trying to improve the performance of a wordpress based blog. I am looking at wp_options table and am thinking to set the column auto_load to 'no'. Does it have any side-effect on the site ...
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Image link issues after importing a database backup to my local web server

I am pretty new in WP (I came from Joomla) and I have the following problem trying to import an old WP blog (made using WP 3.5) on my local web server. I have put the old blog foder into my www ...