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A PHP class abstraction that removes all the headaches of the WordPress settings API under the hood and builds a nice options panel on the fly.

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What is this?

It's a PHP class wrapper for handling WordPress Settings API. Gives a very handy way to build theme or plugins option panel.

Package Installation (via Composer)

To install this package, edit your

    "require": {
        "tareq1988/wordpress-settings-api-class": "dev-master"

Now run:

$ composer install

Usage Example

Checkout the examples folder for OOP and procedural example. They were called in plugin.php file.

A detailed tutorial can be found here.

Retrieving saved options

 * Get the value of a settings field
 * @param string $option settings field name
 * @param string $section the section name this field belongs to
 * @param string $default default text if it's not found
 * @return mixed
function prefix_get_option( $option, $section, $default = '' ) {

$options = get_option( $section );

if ( isset( $options[$option] ) ) {
    return $options[$option];

return $default;



Option Panel

Frequently Asked Questions

What this plugin for?

It's mainly a plugin that demonstrates the Settings API PHP class

Whats the facility?

A plugin or theme developer can build their options panel with Settings API easily

What is Settings API ?

Settings API is a functionality from WordPress that helps developers to save their options data very easily and securely. More about Settings API.


v1.3 (27 September, 2016)
- [new] Placeholder support for text and textarea input
- [new] min, max and step support for number field
- [fix] Empty multicheck saving warning
- [improved] Don't show the navigation if only one section exists

v1.1 (23 April, 2015)

  • [new] Folder structure updated
  • [new] composer support added
  • [new] Number field added
  • [new] URL field added
  • [improved] wysiwyg field responsive support. Allow to pass options to wp_editor
  • [new] WP Media uploader added

v1.0 (16 July, 2014)

  • [new] color, password and wysiwyg example added on plugin settings
  • [new] Color Picker added
  • [improved] Allow to set description for section
  • Some other old fixes ;)

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