If I add a setting using add_settings_field(), it doesn't create a <label> around the title so that it can be clicked to focus on the field. Some of the core settings do this, but they just add it in the raw HTML rather than using the settings API. Is there any way to add labels with the settings API?

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You need to pass last parameter $args, if you want add_settings_field to output <label> use `label_for' argument, see code snippet below

<?php add_settings_field( 'my-id', 'Test Filed', 'mamaduka_test_field', 'general', 'my-section', array( 'label_for' => 'my-test-field' ) ); ?>
  • Thanks, that worked. The Codex doesn't give any clue what the possible options are, and it's not in the function's phpdoc either. I looked through template.php and it looks like 'label_for' is the only argument. I'll update the Codex.
    – Ian Dunn
    Sep 1, 2011 at 14:47
  • @Ian you should check core for do_settings_fields, but unfortunately there is no full list of $args
    – Mamaduka
    Sep 1, 2011 at 19:58
  • Yeah, I did. label_for is the only one mentioned in do_settings_fields(). I updated the Codex with the info.
    – Ian Dunn
    Sep 1, 2011 at 20:04

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