I've been working on this for a long time but can't get it fixed. I'm simply trying to get the function below to work but it's refusing to do that.

I have put it in functions.php of my theme.

function options( $wp_customize ) {
            'label' => 'Copyright text',
            'section' => 'example_section_one',
            'type' => 'text'
add_action( 'customize_register', 'options' );

About to give up but my last hope is SO. What is hating on my in this code and what do I need to do to fix it?

  • Where is the other part of code ? Section and settings ?
    – Sumit
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 17:57
  • This is the only code I have.. Not sure, I just started working with WP
    – J. Doe
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 18:07
  • Yes, @Sumit is right, you probably forget to register at least the "setting" in the case that the section already exists.
    – Capiedge
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 18:08
  • @Capiedge Do you know how I can setup the setting? Sorry for asking
    – J. Doe
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 18:13
  • See this clean example on codex codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference/…
    – Sumit
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 18:22

1 Answer 1


You always need to be sure that three things are defined (section, setting and control).

If you are adding a control to an already defined section, i.e. title_tagline, then you don't need to re-register it, but always define the setting and the control.

//adding setting for copyright text
add_action('customize_register', 'theme_copyright_customizer');

function theme_copyright_customizer($wp_customize) {
    //adding section in wordpress customizer   
    $wp_customize->add_section('copyright_extras_section', array(
        'title'          => 'Copyright Text Section'

    //adding setting for copyright text
    $wp_customize->add_setting('text_setting', array(
        'default'        => 'Default Text For copyright Section',

    $wp_customize->add_control('text_setting', array(
        'label'   => 'Copyright text',
        'section' => 'copyright_extras_section',
        'type'    => 'text',

Hope it helps!

  • Do you know how I can add multiple fields?
    – J. Doe
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 19:02
  • Register more add_control (and if you need, more add_setting) and link them to the same section. BTW if you consider that the answer is correct, accept it as such, please.
    – Capiedge
    Commented May 31, 2016 at 19:10

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