I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I want to create my own plugin in which you enter information in the admin panel and that information is displayed on your page. So far i have created a new admin menu with a form but it is not sending the information to my website. Please give me a hand.



Plugin Name: newsSlider-Plugin



add_action("admin_menu", "addMenu");

function addMenu()


    add_menu_page("News slider", "News slider", 5, "subMenu", "changeTextFunction");

    add_submenu_page("subMenu", "change style", "change style", 5, "changeStyle", 


function changeTextFunction()


    echo "Write down the news you want to be displayed in the fields";

    echo '

    <form method="post" action="">

    News field 1<input type="text" name="newsSlide1">

    News field 2<input type="text" name="newsSlide2">

    <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit"> 


    echo $_SESSION["favcolor"];


function changeStyleFunction()


    echo "subsmenu hellooo";



$newsSliderInput1= test_input($_POST["newsSlide1"]);


$_SESSION["favcolor"] = "yellow";


function test_input($data) {

  $data = trim($data);

  $data = stripslashes($data);

  $data = htmlspecialchars($data);

  return $data;


add_action("the_content", "displayNewsSlider");

function displayNewsSlider()


    echo $newsSliderInput1;

    echo "hi";

    echo $_SESSION["favcolor"];



1 Answer 1


Your input needs to be saved somewhere, so it can be retrieved when a user visits the website. To achieve this you could for example use the update_option() and get_option() functions from the WordPress Options API to store the values.

To store the value:

function changeStyleFunction() {
    update_option( 'newsSlide1', test_input($_POST["newsSlide1"]) );

To retrieve the value:

function displayNewsSlider() {
    echo get_option( 'newsSlide1', '' );

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