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Custom Options

Description

Allows you to create custom options that you can easily update via the Options administration panel and also allows you to use mentioned options in your theme using a simple PHP function:

get_custom_option ( $slug [, $default_value, $field ] )

By default, only Administrators can change Custom Options, however you can use the filter gsp_custom_options_capability to change that. For example, if you wish to allow Editors to use Custom Options you can add this to your functions.php file:

function custom_options_capability ($capability) {
    return 'publish_pages';
}
add_filter ( 'gsp_custom_options_capability', 'custom_options_capability' );

Very simple, yet efficient.

Screenshots

  • Administration view

Installation

  1. Upload the folder custom-options to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Update the plugin through the Options menu in WordPress
  4. Use Custom Options in your theme through the PHP function get_custom_option( $slug, $default_value )
  5. Don’t forget to precede the function by an echo if you want to output it

FAQ

What’s the difference between Custom Options and your old plugin Custom Configs/Settings?

From a user’s point of view, nothing. However, from a developer’s point of view, this new plugin is somewhat cleaner. Options are now saved in a serialized array in the WordPress options table.

Is Custom Options backward compatible with Custom Configs/Settings?

No.

Contributors & Developers

“Custom Options” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2

  • Added the filter gsp_custom_options_capability to customize what capability has access to Custom Options.

1.1

  • Added the field parameter. The function can now receive a new optional parameter: $field which defaults to value and if set to label will display the title of label of the custom option. As requested by Jam Tin on the forums.

1.0

  • First stable version