Questions tagged [settings-api]

The Settings API, added in WordPress 2.7, allows admin pages containing settings forms to be managed semi-automatically. It lets you define settings pages, sections within those pages and fields within the sections. New settings pages can be registered along with sections and fields inside them. Existing settings pages can also be added to by registering new settings sections or fields inside of them.

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Cant we use a PHP file directly like myhome.com/some.php?

i just want to add a php file into my site say www.mysite.com/some.php. I dont want to create any page using that php file as page template. All i want is to add a php file which as some php codes in ...
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Options don't save, validation callback not executed

I have been using settings API for my plugins for some time and it used to work well. Now it is broken and I can not figure out why. Apparently, the option validation function is not even called. Form ...
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Which to use to execute code during the saving of a plugin settings page?

I'm writing a plugin with a settings/option page and I want some php code to be executed whenever someone saves the settings on that page and that page alone. Which actions do I need to hook into to ...
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hide wp-content from urls

Here is what I am thinking of trying to hide wp-content from the urls of files included in page source. defining the following in wp-settings.php define ('WP_CONTENT_URL','http://example.com/...
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Wordpress Settings API: saving multiple rows of similar data

I've been experimenting with the plugin options starter kit but can't find a way to save multiple rows of similar data using the Settings API. Example of what I'm trying to save: ...
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How can I include a setting that has a variable number of values in a settings page using register_setting?

I have one option on a settings page that can have between 1 and 5 values. I have a basic understanding on how to set up single value settings using the Settings API, but how do I go about generating ...
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Displaying errors with settings api

I'm not using the full settings api, just this code: register_setting( 'my_options', 'my_options', 'my_options_validate' ); Then my validation: $options = get_option('my_options'); if(...
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Change the display of Settings API (do_settings_sections)

I am working on a plugin which uses Wordpress Settings API. I notice that the functions do_settings_sections (and do_settings_fields) display the fields using TABLE. How do I change its formatting? (I ...
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How to delete all the options in an option group

I have created a few options with with the register_setting function: <?php register_setting( $option_group, $option_name, $sanitize_callback ); ?> Is there a way to clear the whole content of ...
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Pause plugin option page until all data manipulation is complete

I have an option on my plugin page where I load content into all the posts in the blog. Now this takes some time, esp when there are a log of posts. Now the way is it set up now, when you press ...
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Possible to add another setting to 'Front page displays' setting for Custom Post Type

Let me set the scene: I have a CPT that will work on a multi-site installation and some of the sites will be in a different language. For example my CPT is Case Studies I would use a URL structure ...
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wordpress settings api add fields

I am trying to add some code to a theme that will allow the user to change the logo or have some text instead. I managed to find some code that otto posted to do the file upload. I have added what I ...
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Adding labels to Setting titles with API

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 ...
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Writing Mysql and Php code in wordpress Posts

I am on wordpress and i am writing php or mysql code in a post but finally when i hit publish it gives an Server Error : 500 , i also trying putting my code under [code] [/code] tags nothing happened ...
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What are the advantages to the Settings API?

Let me preface this by saying that I hardly ever work with WordPress - in fact, the last time I did a site in WordPress was back during 2.2. Yesterday I made quite a mess of everything and asked ...
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What's the best method for emptying an option created with the Settings API?

I'm trying to empty an option created with the Settings API and failing. update_option ( 'my_option', '' ); appears to do nothing, whereas delete_option ( 'my_option' ); destroys the whole option ...
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Using the Settings API, how should I add multiple values to an option?

I'm trying to add/ update additional values to an option created with the Settings API. I'm trying to do this with my validation callback function, but I'm not getting very far. Here is my code: ...
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Why isn't the Settings API designed to work for plugins using custom admin menus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should one implement add_settings_error on custom menu pages? The Settings API offers all sorts of labour saving features and future proof code. I find it really odd that ...
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How should one implement add_settings_error on custom menu pages?

The Professional WordPress Plugin Development book explains in detail how to properly use the Settings API, and it also demonstrates how to add Menus and Submenus, but unfortunately it doesn't provide ...
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Plugin settings not saving

I'm having a devil of a time getting my plugin settings to save. I've gone through the code so many times I have to think I've simply missed something. I'm following the Setting API, but any changes ...
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How to pass arguments from add_settings_field() to the callback function?

I have a function like this: add_settings_field( 'contact_phone', 'Contact Phone', 'settings_callback', 'general'); That works. It calls settings_callback. Cool. The problem I have with this is: ...
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GET parameters interfere with my plugin settings

I have my plugin all set-up using the Settings API and working but what I have is two manual functions in my plugin that can be run by the admin user by visiting the following URL's <?php echo ...
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How to pass variable to add_settings_section() callback?

I am attempting to automate, as much as possible, the Settings API function calls for each setting in a Plugin. Looping through the options array, and outputting add_settings_section() and ...
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How to show last post of each website of a MU wordpress in HomePage

I'm running a Wordpress MU website and each website has its own "life" but now I would like to show last X posts of each blog of my network on the homepage. I know how to do it using Feeds and a ...
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How to add an export function to a custom Option Theme Page

I'm creating a new Wordpress template and I have a question: I've added a custom Option Page to my new template (you can see what I'm doing Here and Here) but now I would like to add a new function. ...
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Where can I find a schema of wordpress plugin core architecture?

There are plenty of articles which explain how to create a wordpress plugin. I'm not looking for that, I'm looking for a schema of the core architecture of a wordpress plugin (an UML class diagram and ...

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