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I have a custom page resources-search.php template which handles search results for the search form. And in my function.php I have the following array:

$YearList = array('2000','2001','2002','2003','2004','2005','2006','2007','2008','2009','2010','2011','2012','2013');

Yes, You guessed it right. Its an array of year. In my resources-search.php I' am using this code:

<select name="year" id="opt_year">
<option value="0" selected="true" disabled="true">Year</option>
<?php
foreach($YearList as $key => $value){
echo '<option value="'.$value.'">'.$value.'</option>'; //close your tags!!
}
 ?>
</select>

Its a drop-down menu from the array above. This method doesn't actually works for me. In other pages it does work but not in resources-search.php.

Any ideas anyone?

  • Ever tried to use range()? How about range( 2000, date("Y") );? ;) – kaiser Jul 27 '13 at 0:22
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You need to declare the variable as global in resources-search.php:

<?php

global $YearList;

// Rest of file...

May I ask why you're hardcoding the years, instead of...

$YearList = range( 2000, 2013 );
$YearList = range( 2000, date( 'Y' ) ); // From 2000 to current year
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Just because you define the variable in functions.php doesn't mean you can access it in resources-search.php. You instead need to put your array as part of the $GLOBALS variable and then you can access it anywhere:

In functions.php

$GLOBALS['year_list'] = array('2000','2001','2002','2003','2004','2005','2006','2007','2008','2009','2010','2011','2012','2013');

In resources-search.php

foreach( $GLOBALS['year_list'] as $key => $value ) {
    echo '<option value="'.$value.'">'.$value.'</option>'; //close your tags!!
}

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