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WordPress How to Build a WordPress Plugin Building a WordPress Plugin Settings Page Admin Area Forms in WordPress

Victor Nunez
Victor Nunez
10,953 Points

What exactly am I doing wrong here? Challenge Task 2 of 3.

I'm doing exactly what it tells me to do, and yet, it says I'm wrong. Can someone help?


function my_plugin_options_page() {

    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_submitted'] ) ) {

    $my_plugin_username = esc_html( $_POST['my_plugin_hidden_field_submitted'] );




1 Answer

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw
26,663 Points

Hi Victor,

You have a couple of issues regarding your $_POST key names, they are:

  1. Your isset statement should be referring to the key named my_plugin_hidden_field for $_POST, _submitted can be omitted

  2. Your variable $my_plugin_username has the wrong $_POST value assigned to it, instead of my_plugin_hidden_field_submitted you should have my_plugin_username

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

Happy coding!