[theme-reviewers] Theme-Check plugin and textdomain

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jan 19 18:36:27 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Muhammad Khairul Syahir Abdul Hakim
<khairulsyahir at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm actually using the settings api to store the theme's settings as a
> single array in the db.

That is one way to do it, but the theme mod system does that too, and
was made specifically for themes. So you might consider it as an
alternate approach.

It is very simple, actually. To set an option, you do this:


To get that option back, you do this:

$value = get_theme_mod('option_name', $default);

That will return the stored value or the $default if there isn't one.
Removing an option can be done with:


The options are stored specific to your theme, and in one big
serialized array, although really that is abstracted out for you.

Other functions:
get_theme_mods() will return the big array of your options if you want.
remove_theme_mods() removes the array from the DB, thus clearing your settings.


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