WordPress How to Build a WordPress Plugin Building a WordPress Plugin Settings Page CRUD with the WordPress Options Table: Part 2

Lisa Crandall
Lisa Crandall
3,409 Points

Stuck on part 2

I cannot figure out what's wrong here. Help!


    $options = array();

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

        global $options;

           if( isset( $_POST['my_plugin_hidden_field'] ) ) {
            $my_plugin_username = esc_html( $_POST['my_plugin_username'] );         
            $options['my_plugin_username'] = $my_plugin_username;
            $options['last_updated'] = time();
            update_option( 'my_plugin_options', $options );


   $options = get_option('my_plugin_options'); 

    if( $options !empty '' ){ 
      $my_plugin_username = $options['my_plugin_username']; 


1 Answer

Dale Severude
Dale Severude
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 71,287 Points

Hi Lisa,

First of all, make sure that your new code is above the require statement as asked for in the instructions. It will not work underneath it.

Secondly, in your if conditional statement, use != instead of !empty and your code should work.