[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #7277: page_options doesn't work for plugin pages

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Thu Jul 10 14:16:25 GMT 2008

#7277: page_options doesn't work for plugin pages
 Reporter:  Mr Pete  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  2.7      
Component:  General  |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:           
 According to [http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Options_Pages Codex],
 one sets up
 page_options with options to be updated.

 This does not pass the check in options.php line 48:
         if( !isset( $whitelist_options[ $option_page ] ) )
                 wp_die( __( 'Error! Options page not found.' ) );

         if( $option_page == 'options' ) {
                 if( is_site_admin() ) {
                         $options = explode(',', stripslashes( $_POST[
 'page_options' ] ));
                 } else {
                         die( 'Not admin' );
         } else {
                 $options = $whitelist_options[ $option_page ];
 As coded, page_options only applies to options.php, and $whitelist_options
 must contain any page name to be used.

 Either the code needs to be repaired, or Codex documentation needs to be
 updated with four bits:
 - Remove the section on page_options
 - Revise the discussion of the nonce argument to say it should be called
 mypage-verb-options (eg. mypage==name of my plugin).
 - Talk about a requirement to add a filter that augments
 - Talk about an input item needed, called option-page (to match the
 whitelist_options value and the nonce value without the -options suffix)


  echo "<input name='option_page' value='myplugin-update' />";
  if (function_exists('wp_nonce_field')) wp_nonce_field('myplugin-update-

 and code for the new whitelist_options filter

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7277>
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