I put this code into my functions.php https://gist.github.com/corvannoorloos/4703066 and it work nice.

Now I want to display value from Sample Select Options filed in some front-end templates.

How can I do that? I tried get_option

<?php echo get_option( 'sample_select_options', true); ?>

but it return number 1 no matter what is selected.

  • At first glance, you need to make sure you call the correct option. Looking at the Gist, there is a _s_ prefix to the option. Since _s_simple_select_options is an array, you might need a foreach loop to deal with multiple values.
    – JMB
    Jan 7, 2014 at 13:37
  • Hi @Strap1. Thank you for the advice. I am not related to php so I am trapped here. I found this post aquoid.com/news/tutorials/wordpress-theme-options/… There is a code snippet to retrive the options. Is that near to what I need?
    – pendjer
    Jan 15, 2014 at 18:30

2 Answers 2


I think you need to display it like this:

<?php $options = get_option( 'your_registered_option' ); echo $options['sample_select_options']; ?>

Replace your_registered_option with the name you gave in functions php for register_setting();

Hope this helps

  • This may have worked in 2017/2018. But, it did not work for me in 2020 with WordPress 4.9.8. The way registration/save works has changed a bit. See the answer below.
    – seveninstl
    Mar 23, 2020 at 20:02

This is what worked for me (March 2020).

In the PHP of your front end page, add:


Note that "my_settings_group" should be replaced with the name you gave the option group in your "register_setting()" function on the backend.

Then when you want to display an option from that settings group, use this code in your HTML:

<?php echo esc_attr(get_option("my_option_01")); ?>

Replacing "my_option_01" with the actual name of the option you want to insert.

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