I am tyring to add a category drop down list to my theme options page. I am try it this way:

            Select a style from the list
            $amp_categories_obj = get_categories('hide_empty=0');
   $amp_categories = array();
   foreach ($amp_categories_obj as $amp_cat) {
   $amp_categories[$amp_cat->cat_ID] = $amp_cat->category_nicename;
   $categories_tmp = array_unshift($amp_categories, "Select a category:"); 

   echo "<select name='amp_options[amp_cat]'>";
   foreach ($amp_categories_obj as $amp_cat) {
    $selected = ($options['amp_cat']==$amp_cat) ? 'selected="selected"' : '';
    echo "<option value='$amp_cat' $selected>$amp_cat</option>";
   echo "</select>";


I am not much of a PHP coder by the way. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Don't worry, I made it work; like this: – Towfiq Dec 18 '10 at 5:33

You should use

<?php wp_dropdown_categories(); ?> 


  • I amde it work: <p> Select a category for your slider from the list <?php $categories= get_categories(); echo "<select name='amp_options[amp_cat]'>"; foreach ($categories as $cat) { $selected = ($cat->cat_name==$options['amp_cat']) ? 'selected="selected"' : ''; echo "<option value='$cat->cat_name' $selected>$cat->name</option>"; } echo "</select>"; ?> </p> – Towfiq Dec 18 '10 at 5:34
  • @Towfiq: Please add you solution as an answer to your question and mark it as the solution. – hakre Dec 27 '10 at 17:37

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