Questions tagged [globals]

In PHP globals are variables that are available for every function. WordPress core defines several handfulls of global variables, such as `$post` and `wp_query`.

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How to use Wordpress Global Variable in shortcode (e.g. $page)

I have shortcode that requires a postID as input: e.g. [tribe_event_inline id='123 which I want to use in a template file, so that it updates for the current page: e.g. [tribe_event_inline id=$page. ...
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Woocommerce Multisite global search how to mod ajax function?

I created an installation of my multisite ecommerce to differentiate the men's and women's departments. Often, however, it happens that in the men's department they do research related to women's ...
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External api call and make global variable for any page visitor enters , page-home, page, single etc

I am totally new to the wordpress world so excuse me if my question is not totally clear to you... I wanted to implement the following scenario for my website, The case was to call an external api ...
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Create a new query in function.php to filter blog posts

My goal is to filter blog posts (those which are requested in the blog page - Reading settings) depending on an expiration date, and then to change their category depending on a choosen future ...
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Global $wp_admin_bar always returns null

Developing a plugin and looking to access the $wp_admin_bar global variable and it always returns null? I can output $wp_version fine? function test() { global $wp_admin_bar; var_dump($...
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WooCommerce Single Product Page Variations - SKUs Duplicating / Not Resetting

Discovered an issue with displaying SKUs on a Woocommerce single product page. I'm using two theme functions, the first displays the SKU in the upper description area, the second displays the SKU for ...
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Suppress errors when using global function

I'm using the NinjaForms plugin which defines a Ninja_Forms() global function. Although I can call it without problem, I still get a warning/error Undefined function 'Ninja_Forms'. If this were a ...
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Insert variables into wpdb in custom post template

I'm rewriting this to try to make it easier. I am inserting into a database table information which is sent when I click on a button in the page. When I insert the data it works, unless I try to ...
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API Function to use in place of global $menu?

Just wondering... Googling it I cannot find it. I'd like to not depend on globals at all in any circumstance.
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What is the correct way to obtain access to the WP_oEmbed object?

I know that WP_oEmbed is a class used by WordPress to handle oEmbeds. Is this available as a global or should I create a new instance of it? Update: I have found a function called ...
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Browser detection booleans mess. Caché plugin?

Hello, I have an issue concerning the Browser Detection Booleans. Sometimes, being in Chrome or Firefox, the page is served as being in IE, as in the attached image. Can this be related to the fact ...
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What is the proper method of using global $post?

I am using global $post multiple times in a class. These are my doubts Is that a bad practice? Can it result in slow websites? What's the proper way to use it inside a class class Test{ public ...
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How does WordPress make its functions globally available?

I'm trying to understand, how WP makes its countless functions globally available in any theme or plugin file(without the need to manually require any file). For instance, i've used my IDE to trace ...
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Trying to get property 'post_content' of non-object

I'm creating a wordpress theme and I created a shortcode to show an abstract of a post (the first image, title, and link) from a post (by its ID). To do this, I created a function to get the first ...
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How to access custom class methods from any include without using global

I am trying to do the following functions.php class Test { public function hello(){ return 'Hello'; } } $test = new Test(); header.php or any other include echo $test->hello();...
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How do I get a reference to the HTML memory buffer while the page is being constructed?

I want to view & update the buffer with html "<head>" data section in it, after the head has been generated. Problem statement: I have created some shortcodes in a plug-in which, if ...
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WordPress Image Slider Looping Title Not Working

In my index page there are two slider one is working fine but the second one is giving some problems. FIRST ONE <?php global $post; $i=0; $args = array('post_per_page' => -1, 'post_type' =>...
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Global $post not working in OOP function WordPress

I added a custom field with comment form. Below is my code.First function return post id when using var_dump function.But the last function return NULL always. class Post_Rating_Public_Helper { ...
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global $wp_meta_boxes returns NULL

When I call global $wp_meta_boxes; it returns null. I'm trying to calling like: class my_class() { public function __construct(){ add_action( 'wp_dashboard_setup' , array( $this , '...
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Relative redirects for posts, categories, products and product categories

I imported all content from an old site to a new one. The old site was basically a catalog of products and blog posts. However, it was all built as standard WP posts - not custom post types. The new ...
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Ajax global variable is not getting saved (returns null)

I am trying to modify a global variable $lath , It is a shortcode. This is where i have defined it. function listing_order(){ global $lath; $lath = array('email','phone'); foreach ($lath ...
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Current page id returns the incorrect value

I need to capture the current page id, execute some conditional script in footer, in my own plugin function hooks to wp_footer. Here is my plugin code, but page id returning wrong value? <?php /* ...
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Multisite Installation: how do I setup global search?

I run a multisite installation and my sites are bilingual. I would like to find out how I can setup global search. Are there decent plugins available that do this? Cos I'm a wordpress noob and am ...
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Global page ID variable empty error

I am creating theme and I have a need to create global variables within theme functions.php file. Currently I am doing it like this: /** * Setup globals */ global $nb_id, $nb_page; $nb_id = ...
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$GLOBALS['value1'] is not working

My custom PHP script works on my PC over localhost. But, when I upload my code to the 'live' WordPress site, The $GLOBALS values are just null even they work on my localhost. (Nothing wrong with the ...
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Creating a (global)-mapping

I'm making a mapping between page-id's and category-id's, that's being used several places. However I read from this post, that one should never use global variables if one could avoid it. But I ...
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Declare Global Variable In OOP PHP

I'm working on my Plugin & i wanted to declare one of the global wordpress variables which is $current_screen To Check whether The user is on the target page or some other page, my Approach was ...
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What is $post_id? is it a global variable in WordPress?

How can $post_id be used while echoing posts in single.php? Is it a global variable?
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$GLOBALS & global doesn't work [closed]

I have the following configuration: $GLOBALS['x'] = 1; add_filter( 'filter_hook', 'my_function', 10, 2 ); function my_function() { $GLOBALS['x'] = 2; } add_action( 'action_hook', 'my_function2'...
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Translation issue with global variables

I'm creating a plugin that supports internationalization. Everything is working fine, except for global variables. Strings in global variables will not get the appropriate translation. Explanation: ...
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Create a global variable for use in all templates

I used following code function userinfo_global() { global $users_info; wp_get_current_user(); } add_action( 'init', 'userinfo_global' ); in a file users.php , this file are call in inside ...
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Why is overwriting $GLOBALS killing the_content()?

I'm in the single.php and now need to use the_content() instead of just $post->post_content; for youtube embeds etc.– in other projects the_content() and apply_filters("the_content", ...) does ...
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wp localize script makes variable global, how to solve that?

I don't want my variable "infinite" to be global variable. but it's like wp_localize_script would make it global automatically. How to solve that? This is my code. Wordpress php file: public ...
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using globals from wp_link_pages function

I'm following this reference page for wp_link_pages:https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_link_pages/ In it, 4 global variables are declared: $page, $numpages, $multipage, $more. I'...
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I need some explanation on global $post [duplicate]

Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question but it's something that has bugged me for a while. I need some explanation on function custom_function () { global $post; } I understand from PHP that ...
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Global $post shows null in some of my custom post types archive pages

My english is not very good looking. I have several custom post types, 'noticias' (news) 'articulos' (articles), etc. In my functions.php i enqueue scripts and styles by post_id or post_type using a ...
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global variables in templates

I have defined a global variable in one of my template files page.php. I can access the global variables in my loop. But when the loop displays an individual post in single.php, the variable has no ...
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Global Handle to Class unavailable in Plugin?

I am writing a custom plugin and calling the plugin functions using short codes on my wordpress page. global $db_handle; below declares the handle to the class 'DBController' global. if (isset($...
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Get variable from previous blog while using switch_to_blog

I'm writing a query that switches to the main blog of a MU site using switch_to_blog(). All is well except i'm attempting to write a wp_query that includes a variable needed from the previous blog. ...
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How does the $post_type global variable work?

I need to output the name of the custom post type within archive.php and single.php. I would use something like this: if ( 'staff' == get_post_type() ) { $post_type = 'staff'; } echo '<div ...
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Getting the teaser text without overriding global variables

I am trying to make a WordPress theme, following the Wordpress Coding Standards - WPCS. In functions.php, I have a function to get only the teaser (text above the read more-tag). The function works, ...
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How to access plugin variables from theme templates without using globals?

Is there a way to access plugin variables from the theme template files without using globals? I have the following situation: One plugin function validates POST data submitted in a form. If ...
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Adding a section to admin menu for global settings

Bear with me a moment as I am still relatively new to WP dev. I am currently building a custom site that loads certain blocks on pages using get_template_part(); . So for example, the home page ...
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Wordpress Multisite and site speed and scaleability

We have a multisite wordpress setup like this: domain.com/nz domain.com/au domain.com/us etc. I would like to know the best approach for the best setup so we can give each country the best site speed ...
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Ajax Pagination on Ajax filter

Following this great tutorial I've implemented Ajax pagination with scrolling: https://www.billerickson.net/infinite-scroll-in-wordpress/. Now, I've added a second Ajax call to filter the posts by ...
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Best way to pass variables around a WordPress site?

I'm building a membership site with a membership plugin right now. The different types of memberships are associated with IDs and I have to constantly do things like "show this if the ID is 4122 (i.e. ...
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Filtered query_vars becomes global. Why does this work?

For some reason that's not quite clear, when I add custom query_vars, they become available everywhere without the need of an accessor like global or get_query_var() // if your url contains the var ...
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How to modify a global variable in a function and use it on another function?

Final state: As Nathan Johnson stated, I change my plug in to a class, still can't use post id in increment_like function... <?php .... //irrelevant parts skipped class wpse_263293 { protected ...
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$do_not_duplicate is not working in genesis theme

I'm using Genesis child theme and I am using this function to display feature posts on home page. function modern_motoroids_extra_feature_posts(){ ?> <?php $do_not_duplicate = array(); ?...
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Assign External Database Queries to Global Variables and Make Them Accessible

I've got a bit of a tough question involving a website and its web app counterpart. The Background The website relies on two different databases: its default, named wp_website, and its counterpart's ...