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WordPress How to Build a WordPress Plugin Building a WordPress Plugin Settings Page CRUD with the WordPress Options Table

Zander Curtis
Zander Curtis
10,634 Points

Is the video wrong.

Is the video wrong? I couldn't get it to work unless I moved the "global $options;" inside the function. (Thanks for the help Erik!)


$options = array();

function my_plugin_options_page() {

global $options;

    if( !current_user_can( 'manage_options' ) ) {
        wp_die( 'You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.' );

    if( isset( $_POST['my_plugin_hidden_field'] ) ) {           
        $my_plugin_username = esc_html( $_POST['my_plugin_username'] );



Ronny Ewanek
Ronny Ewanek
4,385 Points

You do need to call the the global $options; within the function.

I see that it's part of the lesson and the project download.

1 Answer

Tarik Hamilton
Tarik Hamilton
6,799 Points

Functions cannot see variables that are written outside it. The global keyword lets you reference variables that are created outside of it.