I want to display post categories in theme settings, and I successfully did that using this code:
<?php /* Get the list of categories */ $categories = get_categories(); foreach ( $categories as $category) : $selected = ''; ?> <option <?php echo $option ?> value="<?php echo $category->cat_ID; ?>"> <?php echo $category->cat_name; ?></option> <?php endforeach; ?>
Everything is working fine and I'm able to call the option.
What is missing is that after I select a category, then I save the settings the category is not marked as selected within the drop down box. Yet the selected category is saved in the database.
I'm using acera theme options, and I edited the select type to create a select category option.
here is the code I started with:
<select name="<?php echo $value['id']; ?>" id="<?php echo $value['id']; ?>"> <?php if (get_option($value['id'])) $default = get_option($value['id']); else $default = $value['default']; foreach ($value['options'] as $option): $selected = ''; if ($option == $default) $selected = ' selected="selected"'; ?> <option <?php echo $selected; ?>><?php echo $option ?> </option> <?php endforeach; ?> </select>
So from this one I want to display the categories (I did this and the options are working in front end) and also to set the selected one as selected. (This is missing)