I have a problem with get_option function. I created options page with one field for testing in form. Everything saving data to database, but when i try display it i getting "Undefined index", but this index exists in the get_option array:

    ['turn_on'] => 1

When i trying:


i getting something like up, but when i trying:


i getting Undefined index, do someone know why this working like that and how can i fix it?

// Edit


if (!class_exists('GoToTopOrBottom')) {
    class GoToTopOrBottom {
        private $options;

        public function __construct()
            $this->parent_slug = 'wtyczki';
            $this->slug = 'go-to-top-or-bottom';

            add_action('admin_menu', [$this, 'addSubpage']);
            add_action('admin_init', [$this, 'registerFields']);

        public function addSubpage ()
                'Przejście w górę lub dół',
                'Góra lub dół',

        public function view()
            require_once(plugin_dir_path(__DIR__) . '/views/go-to-top-or-bottom/go-to-top-or-bottom.php');

        public function registerFields()


    if (is_admin()) {
        new GoToTopOrBottom;

And View Form on Admin Option Page

<div class="mt-3">
    <h3>Powrót do góry lub dołu strony</h3>
    <HR />
    <form method="post" action="options.php">
        $this->options = get_option('go_to_top_or_bottom');
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-8">
                <div class="row">
                    <div class="col-12 col-sm-6">
                        <div class="form-group">
                            <label class="custom-control custom-checkbox">
                                <input type="checkbox" class="custom-control-input" name="go_to_top_or_bottom['turn_on']" value="1">
                                <span class="custom-control-indicator"></span>
                                <span class="custom-control-description">Włączyć plugin?</span>

                    <div class="col-12 col-sm-6">

            <div class-"col-4">
                <button type="submit" name="submit" id="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Zapisz zmiany</button>
  • Can you try $option = get_option( 'turn_on' ); Nov 23, 2017 at 12:12
  • Can you update your code with the full context. Including your use of get_option(). Nov 23, 2017 at 12:17
  • I updated main post, @Drupalizeme this not working.
    – Adrian
    Nov 23, 2017 at 13:32

1 Answer 1


You inserting the value of the get_option('go_to_top_or_bottom');as a property in the $this->options so when you actual try to print it like this print_r($this->options['turn_on']);you get the index error because this is a property!!!

Correct way will be $this->options['turn_on']=get_option('go_to_top_or_bottom');


I see that the $options is a private meaning you cannot access it outside of the class.

A solution will change the type to public Or introduce another property as public.

If you don't want to change the Class you can create a variable to use it in the view file like this :


And access them with $options["'turn_on'"]; Mind the single quotes ( This is due to the serialization with the quoted names).

  • Ok so what now: Array ( ['turn_on'] => 1 ['anything'] => 1 )
    – Adrian
    Nov 23, 2017 at 13:45
  • Your questions were about the undefined index. So this is answered. What do you think is missing? Nov 23, 2017 at 13:48
  • In the database it look like https://i.imgur.com/aeIVaKx.png, i need display turn_on or anything, with your solution i can't do this. Just can only display array with all options inserted in go_to_top_or_bottom option name. Array ( [go_to_top] => Array ( ['turn_on'] => 1 ['anything'] => 1 ) ) So when i now try $this->options['go_to_top'] it show me array, but when i try check value for turn_on or anything, i getting undefined index. PS. I did it with WordPress Codex.
    – Adrian
    Nov 23, 2017 at 13:49
  • The Database has the serialize values. For example $option_turn_on['turn_on'] will have the value of 1. Nov 23, 2017 at 13:56
  • Can you rephrase your question and what the expected behavior will be to better understand and help you? Nov 23, 2017 at 13:58

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