Quillman: Heyho, another question – should get_option work outside of the admin panel? if not, how can I retrieve settings outside?
Difrancesco: Having the issue that get_option delivers an empty string while it works in the admin panel.
Everheart: Sackrebutz: have you done a var_dump on it? or just echoing it?
Polovoy: Sackrebutz: also, share your code if you can please
Enote: Sackrebutz: var_dump that shiz
Sachez: Sackrebutz: are you still alive?
Sachez: Another untimely death due to var_dump
Tillou: So this is the code that tries to display the var is here: https://dpaste.de/CDd7
Sachez: This is part of what file?
Prashad: That’s the plugin file.
Sachez: What is the return value for get_options? We asked for a dump of that.
Bonnenfant: On it, didn’t do it before.
Sachez: And lt should be echo get_option’ckey’;
Nolfe: Sackrebutz: why is it taking so long to do a var_dump?
Sachez: Because get_option doesn’t echo anything.,
Rohdenburg: And yes. sackrebutz what Sachez said. you have to echo the get_option so either $myvar = get_option’mykey’; echo $myvar
Bertot: OR echo get_option’mykey’;
Shubeck: It was the missing echo.
Cordon: Sackrebutz: basics bud
Chamness: Sackrebutz: and when in doubt, ALWAYS var_dump
Bulosan: Sackrebutz: if you dont know how to var_dump, learn it right now
Tall: I’m a Python/Suddreth expert and farely new to PHP and WordPress. Thanks for your help LindsayM_
Siddons: Sackrebutz: like i said. when in doubt, var_dump it.
Wolchesky: Sackrebutz: also, wordpress has a debug tool called wp_die when lets you kill a function when it hits it and you can do a var_dump inside of it so you can kill the function and dump a variable’s contents
Sachez: Sackrebutz: it has Benzing to do with PHP or WordPress. It’s a matter of reading the codex and looking at the line that says “return value”
Garofolo: Thanks for the hint, LindsayM_ !
Lindersmith: Sachez: well. it has to do with basic debugging as well. I mean, even if you glossed over that in the codex, a very quick programmer would know immediately that they missed it if they did the first step in debugging which is to dump that shiz
Sachez: Actually, if the question had been “why isn’t the value of get_options echoed to the page”, we’d have been done a long time ago.
Bonge: If you know the answer, you know the question ;
Scotton: Have a nice evening! bye
Sachez: Sackrebutz: always better to start with the answer!
Gazaille: Hey all. For some reason I’m having some trouble getting the wp_mkdir_p method work within an AJAZ CB. If I move the same snippet over to my plugin installation script it works fine. Any thoughts?
Rakestrow: Are you trying to say ajax call back?
Birdette: LindsayM_: Oops. yes.
Nagle: I love when people use acronyms NO ONE actually uses.
Occhipinti: I see AJAX cb’s used in jquery and other js channels.
Gilomen: Never seen the word Callback said as a cb
Rowden: You have a callback function in your ajax which you say does not run wp_mkdir_p
Bergant: Checkit: but you know for sure that the callback is actually running?
Japp: The callback is actually running. The directories are not being created LindsayM_
Nakamura: I’ll wrap the method in an if to make sure it’s firing.
Cederberg: Checkit: just do a var_dump or a wp_die in the callback
Gliem: Checkit: also, paste your code
Needles: LindsayM_: I have wp_die at the end because of the json_reponse
Schuetz: Hi, I need to move my old website over to WordPress but I need some help in getting idea what theme to chose.