WordPress Settings Sandbox

WordPress Settings Sandbox


A simple WordPress Theme used to demonstrate the WordPress Settings API and related functions. Companion project to this series of articles.

  1. What It Is, Why It Matters
  2. Sections, Fields, and Settings
  3. All About Menus
  4. On Theme Options
  5. Tabbed Navigation For Your Settings Page
  6. Menu Pages.
  7. Validation, Sanitization, and Input I
  8. Validation, Sanitization, and Input II


You can always checkout the latest version at this URL.


If you're interested in downloading and installing this theme:

  1. Download the the latest release
  2. Install using the WordPress install process

Additional Notes

  • This theme is intended purely for demonstrating the Settings API and related functions. This should not be used as a foundation for other work or as a theme for blogging, content management, etc.
  • Feel free to submit any pull requests, though I'll likely decline them - this theme is closely aligned with content in this series and is likely written as-is for a specific reason.


1.3 (Febuary 3rd, 2013)

  • Fixed a minor typo that was causing a PHP memory time out error for one of the options.

1.2 (January 16th, 2013)

  • Fixing some minor offset errors in the index template

1.1 (December 18th, 2012)

  • Providing default values for the options
  • Minor style updates for the admin panel
  • Added a theme screenshot

1.0 (November 25th, 2012)

  • Updating the README
  • Linking to the final two articles
  • Tagging the example code as final since the series has completed
  • Accepting localization changes

0.7 (April 20, 2012)

  • Updating the README
  • Introducing a few new features for the upcoming article
  • Closing Issue 1
  • Closing Issue 2

0.6 (April 9, 2012)

  • Implementing top-level and submenu functionality
  • Adding README

0.5 (March 26, 2012)

  • Improved coding conventions
  • Implemented tabbed navigation
  • Adding an author's note
  • Adding comments to the sanitize function
  • Adding the sanitize callback

0.2 (March 6, 2012)

  • Completing introduction of new options, social network integration, etc.
  • Moving all of the options to the new theme options page
  • Removing functions for plugin menu

0.1 (February 9, 2012)

  • Initial commit
• Released: Feb 15, 2020, 01:56 PM

WordPress Settings Sandbox

Author: tommcfarlin
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[WordPress-Envato] A simple theme used to showcase the WordPress Settings API. The corresponding series of articles will run on Envato's TutsPlus Network. size
git clone https://github.com/tommcfarlin/WordPress-Settings-Sandbox.git