Support » Plugin: OptionTree » [Plugin: OptionTree] Feature Request – Custom List

  • I love this. Sure makes creating a theme option panel easier. One feature that I think would be useful is Custom List. Some other people might have other use for it, but for me, recently I need to build a drop down select option where the user is able to define the options him/herself.

    For now, I am using the Slider, which works, but not really built for it. 😉

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  • Plugin Author Derek Herman


    Can you give me more info so I can do my best to add it?

    kidino, it sounds like what you’re wanting is already possible using the “Select” option type.

    // Frankie

    Nope, the select drop down doesn’t work for this. As a developer, you can define the options for the dropdown in the Settings. But the client can’t define what options will be available from the Option page. I need where the client can define options thus creating a list.

    Here’s my situation…

    There’s a contact form that appears on the website. And the client wants to be able define the options for a dropdown in that form. The form is already supported by the theme, so I don’t really want to have to teach the client a new plugin like cforms or anything like that.

    If OptionTree supports some kind of listing, I can populate the list between the <SELECT> tags for the form that will appear on the website.

    Another use I thought of is maybe like making a list of items appear on the sidebar.

    I hope this explains it better.

    Plugin Author Derek Herman


    That would be way to specific to your situation and I feel may be just adding complexity to the plugin. Have you user enter a comma separated list into a text field. Then explode the value into an array you can build your select from. Simple and quick.

    Well, that could work too. Thanks for considering this though. And I do love OptionTree. I think it’s great.

    Plugin Author Derek Herman


    There is gonna be new options in the next version, maybe they will help.

    looking forward to it

    I am using the wordpress plugin Option Tree and I have a problem. When I try to create or modify a theme option, I can not save. I get this “You must give your option a title.”
    Can you help me?
    I use wordpress 3.1.4
    My site is
    My hosting is in
    PHP 5.1.6


    I agree with @kidino. We need an option for a “Custom List”, which is an even more generic form of the “Slider”.


    If I have to show a list of 5 Events on the homepage. I need to show the following field for each event “The Event Title”, “The Date & Time”, and “The location”. I can achieve this with the Slider by adding custom fields by using new_slider_fields filter. But the image upload field is useless.

    So a more generic version of “Slider”, with the option to specify custom fields like “Image, Text, Textarea, Date, Time” would be make things far more flexible instead of limiting it to an image sliders.

    Another option is the ability to auto resize the images being uploaded using the slider.

    I know the user can go into the media manager and do this manually, but it creates a very confusing workflow for the user.

    This doesn’t necessarily have to be a new added feature, just a hook/filter which would allow the developer to resize the image using timthumb

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