The WordPress Settings API Video

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Here’s the video of my session about the Settings API in WordPress from WordCamp Sofia 2012. You can find the slides and notes/transcript in a post I published earlier: The WordPress Settings API.

If you’re interested in making the Settings API better and less painful to use, please chime in to the discussion on this core ticket: #18285. Have fun!

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Konstantin Kovshenin

WordPress Core Contributor, ex-Automattician, public speaker and consultant, enjoying life in Moscow. I blog about tech, WordPress and DevOps.


  • #wcsof looks pretty impressive. Great speech, hoping to see you giving one on even more advanced ways to use Settings API in the future, perhaps describing options framework you mentioned.

    For me, switching to an options framework has been a huge step and helped me grow as a WordPress developer, especially since I didn’t have any programming background before WP. Such a time saver too, if you invest enough of it to really figure things out.

    Digging through Chip Bennett’s Oenology theme source has probably been the best resource for me.

    Hope to see more WordCamp talks from you.

    P.S. Man, your English is good, did you live in an English speaking country?

    • Thanks for your comment Slobodan, glad you loved the talk, and would love to work on a more advanced one, unless #18285 kicks in. I’m not a big fan of third-party options frameworks, but, as I explained in the session, it’s easy enough to roll your own, so you never have any sort of dependancies, but a simple library of field callback functions which you reuse in all projects. Chip’s tutorial is definitely awesome, have learned so much from it myself.

      Hopefully you’ll see more of me in the coming months, especially around Europe. Yes I lived in Malta for nine years when I was a kid :)

      Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it! Have a great Thursday!