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`.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
327 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
190 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
214 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
958 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
324 views

$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(); ?...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

Need data from two different actions

I have two functions on my functions.php Both functions are from a plugin and I'm trying to use this variable $answerIndex in the other action to do the if condition. The issue is I'm trying with ...
0
votes
1answer
573 views

global categories - Share specific categories in wordpress multisite

I have a wordpress multisite network. So I want to share just some categories between subsites.
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Passing variables to template parts

I have one template file videos.php which has the following line of code in it (aswell as a load of HTML): <?php get_template_part('loop', 'feed-videos' ); ?> inside that template part, I have ...
0
votes
2answers
461 views

Use global variables or function that returns said variables for site-wide private-ish WP settings?

I have a lot of functions extending various plugins and providing logic for a site, functions which use different bits of info that I would like to keep in one place and access it, but feel ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Filter the blog's title without using global variables

The below code uses the bloginfo filter to add some CSS rules to my blog’s title and outputs it to the site header, without affecting the HTML head’s <title> tag. This solution was taken from ...
2
votes
2answers
238 views

Filter the blog title displayed in the header

I wanted to filter the blog title displayed in the header to apply different CSS styles to different title parts/words, so I added the below function to my (WP 4.7) Twenty Seventeen child theme's ...
0
votes
1answer
158 views

Recommendations on accessing current user data in WordPress

While reading the following WordPress Codex page on Global variable usage, there is a bold line that states ** Accessing other globals besides the ones listed below is not recommended. ** My ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

WP user agent returns random variables

I am using a PHP function in order to return the user browser, using the WP global variables. It used to work perfectly, but recently it started doing random things on Safari. I use chrome and ...
0
votes
1answer
183 views

Use a select box to change a php variable

I am currently stuck on a little problem. I'm using a localStored value to differentiate the content that user sees depending on their choice. <div class="form-group form-inline hidden-print"> ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Pass updated local variable between functions? [duplicate]

I creating functions in my function.php and I have a question regarding passing local variables between functions. Let say I have the functions below, A and B, and I have the variable $amount. Now ...
0
votes
1answer
11k views

Echo get_the_category() outside of loop (global?)

Trying to grab get_the_category() within the loop and post to the byline within the header. // file1.php <div> <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h2> <?php echo $...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to get submenu of admin menu?

I user global $menu in one of my plugins to get the list of menu items. But i would like to get the list of of items from a submenu for example from Posts i would like to get Add new, All, Edit ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

Detecting current page from class method

I've tried to look for a specific answer/tutorial on this subject but I'm coming up short and wanted to see what the SE community could suggest. At this point, any guidance whatsoever would be most ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Declare global var from Template File and use it in Functions.php

I am using the wpseo_title filter to rewrite the authors page titles from my site. I have the following code in author.php template: <?php global $author_page_titles; $author_page_titles = ...
0
votes
1answer
297 views

global $post inside plugin query messes up every new post page in wp-admin

I have a very strange problem that I am trying to troubleshoot: I have a query (to build an array) that I run on a custom post type inside my plugin. It looks like this: function makePointerQuery(){ ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

Is it advisable to use $post->comment_count instead of get_comments_number( $post_id )

I was learning from the WordPress codex about global variables and after var_dump($post) I found out that $post has a property called comment_count I was wondering whether I can directly use $post-&...
1
vote
2answers
533 views

How to fix a “globals” issue to avoid a rejected theme?

I submit a WordPress theme for Themeforest and one of the reasons for rejection was as follows: Globals should always be within a function or a class and should be used restrictively & only if ...
6
votes
1answer
5k views

get_post() vs global $post or $GLOBAL['post']

I'm writing a widget plugin and need access to post information. I've seen people using 3 different approaches: global $post; if ( isset( $GLOBALS['post'] ) ) $post = $GLOBALS['post']; $post = ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

Call global variable array() in woocommerce child/template

So I have this in my functions file - it defines the products that are not eligible for free shipping. It works everything is fine. //functions.php function my_free_shipping( $is_available ) { ...
6
votes
1answer
225 views

Global Objects and Public Methods

I'm developing a plugin and am just thinking over best practices. How common is it to have a global object? Currently on plugins_loaded I am creating a global object of my class: add_action( '...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Custom plugin: Trying to show saved data on frontend

I'm working on my first plugin and I have made a nice settings page which saves and works. But I have split it to few files and now I can't determine if field is checked.. I have also tried ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Override global query results without hooks

I have a custom php page and i need to override the global posts variables, but i cant get it to work. When going through the main loop im able to override the global posts, but i cant override ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

WP 4.4.1 allow empty comments via add_action 'pre_comment_on_post'

got a question about allowing empty comments with worpdress v.4.4.1 to achieve this i use the action 'pre_comment_on_post'. in WP 4.3.1 i could do this easily: if (isset($_POST['comment']) &&...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Retrieve post in AJAX Callback

I have a JS file that triggers a PHP callback file. The PHP file is supposed to work on the Post that is currently opened (wp-admin/post.php). I do not want the JS file to pass the post id though ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Any advantage of using wp_scripts and is_IE when enqueuing scripts

I read on the WP docs, which pointed to this gist that the correct way to enqueue styles for IE is by using the $wp_styles. I'm guessing that this would be true then for scripts as well. Take these ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Multisite Global Custom Posts

I have a museum client with a multisite setup with pages that detail the exhibits in their facility. They recently added tablets throughout the museum and want their tablets to display only their ...
0
votes
1answer
302 views

Declare global variable that can be used on other function

I have AJAX image upload function where I can get attachment_id value. I want to save that as global variable and use it in different function that sets post thumbnail when it's exist. This is what I ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Array is not working in Filter?

This doest not works: Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given $non_area_page = array(160951,160955); // This does not work add_filter( 'term_link',change_term_name , 10, 3 ...
0
votes
2answers
569 views

after_setup_theme, Global Variable and Theme Customizer

I am using a global variable that is defining in a function runs in after_setup_theme. This variable is not getting update changes in Theme Customizer. Let me explain this with an example: ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Accessing $post global on a custom post type archive page

I have a custom post type called projects, and its archive is at /projects, on the archive page I get notices Notice: Trying to get property of non-object every time I try to access the $post i.e. $...
0
votes
2answers
788 views

How do I pass custom shortcode-extracted variables (taxonomy) into a query function for WordPress RoyalSlider?

Plugin in question: http://dimsemenov.com/plugins/royal-slider/wordpress/ Background: This is a great plugin, and it features a 'post' version where the slider pulls content from posts. However, the ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

JavaScript, best way to use data from the loop

I am trying to learn WP theme development. And at the moment I am trying to figure out how to use data from the loop in JavaScript. Lets say I got some JavaScripts functions in a external script-file ...
0
votes
2answers
133 views

Save last login date in global before change it?

I use this function to get the last time a user logged in. function jkn_last_login($user_login) { $user = get_user_by( 'login', $user_login ); global $last_login; $last_login = array(); ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

apply_filters to $GLOBALS

I'm building a onepage website, using the Pootle Page Building plugin. With get_page, I show every separate page on 1 page. To target the Pootle Page Builder content, I'm using the following code: $...
0
votes
0answers
771 views

Setting a cookie in functions.php and it gets deleted when working on an other function

My first function gets the parameters from the URL and sets the cookies: /** Get variables from the URL and set them into the coockie **/ add_action( 'init', 'set_utm_cookie'); function ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Popup panel is only displaying 1 entry ignoring all others

I have a popup panel being used for when someone clicks on view bio it will display their bio along with their name and headshot. As of right now I have four members being displayed M1 M2 M3 and M4. ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Best way to access variables in template markup

I am making my own mini OOP wrapper for working with wordpress themes. I have a main $settings variable that contains all of the information like definitions, scripts, menus etc.. I then pass this ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

'global' not working in wordpress?

My wordpress theme consists of the file loop.php which just does this: <?php include("AAAA.php"); ?>. Now AAAA.php looks like this: <?php $test = 1; function f() { global $test; ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

Editing Global Variables from Inside Functions

I'm working on my first plugin and I have two separate functions inside to accomplish two different task. Each function is added to a different hook, one using actions and the other using filters. ...