WordPress Settings page generator and validator released as free open source software under GNU GPL-2.0+ License

v1.0.0 2022-02-19 03:51 UTC


This PHP library provides a quick, easy way to add a settings page to your plugin or theme. One configuration file defines both your settings and the page that manages them.

Table of Contents

  1. Features
  2. Requirements
  3. Quick Start
  4. Documentation
  5. Contributing


  1. Settings page generation from a configuration file (*.php or *.json).
  2. Validation on the server by default.
  3. No external libraries beyond WordPress's Iris library for color fields.
  4. Supports these form field types:
    1. Checkboxes
    2. Color
    3. Email
    4. Number
    5. Phone
    6. Radio
    7. Select
    8. Text
    9. Textarea
    10. URL
    11. WP Editor


System Requirements

  1. WordPress 5.4 and above.
  2. PHP 7.3.5 and above.

Installation Requirements

If you are familiar with the command line, you may install it using Composer or Git. Otherwise, you may download a release from Github.

In any case, this library must exist two directory levels below the plugin or theme's root directory. Example: ./vendor/thoughtful-web/settings-page-wp/.

Quick Start

Note: For full specification details on the configuration file values and other possible locations for a configuration file, see here: docs/

Step 1

Download the composer module.

$ composer require thoughtful-web/settings-page-wp

Step 2
Include the library in your plugin or theme using the Composer autoloader:

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php;

new \ThoughtfulWeb\SettingsPageWP\Page();

Step 3
Copy the example configuration file to your plugin or theme's directory at ./config/thoughtful-web/settings.php.

Step 4
Visit your new settings page at and fill it in as you wish.

Step 5
Retrieve an option from the database using WordPress's get_option() function:

$the_option = get_option( 'unique_text_field' );


  1. Configuration File Reference
  2. Field Configuration Reference
  3. Action and Filter Reference
  4. Roadmap
  5. WordPress Developer Reference: Options API


I welcome questions and discussion and have opened up Github's features to create a space for this: If you find an issue, please report it here: I am currently only accepting pull requests for security improvements. Please see the contribution guidelines for details.

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Free open source software under the GNU GPL-2.0+ License.
Copyright Zachary Kendall Watkins 2021-2022.