Simple Settings



A plugin to create, modify, and retrieve basic settings for use in templates,
posts, and pages. This plugin also supports token replacement in template files
as well as via the WYSIWYG.

This plugin is especially useful if you would like to store basic settings for
your site but dont want or dont know how to write the code to do it yourself.
Simply create settings for anything you would like to display on your site, add
the appropriate function calls (see FAQ)
in your template (or use token replacement via the WYSIWYG), and youll have
your settings working with your site in no time!

Common uses for this plugin:

  • Displaying contact information (Phone, Fax, Address, etc),
  • Displaying a temporary message or daily special,
  • Turning features on and off on the fly,
  • Displaying your social network links,
  • Displaying your current favorite color,
  • or any other content that may change over time.
  • Meow.



  1. Upload the ilm-simple-settings plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/
    directory on your server.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.


To make a new setting, click Simple Settings in the WordPress admin menu,
then click Add New. Give your setting a name, type, and content, then click Publish.

To delete a setting, click on the setting name to edit it, then click Move to
on the next screen.

Currently, this plugin supports the ability to create text and boolean
settings. Text settings will return a string and boolean settings will return
true or false.

Yes it can! Its also handy for adding third-party JavaScript widgets to posts
or pages.

A slug is a unique computer-readable name for each setting that is created.
Slugs are used by the get_setting() function and by token replacement.

To use a setting in your template, first create the setting (i.e. My Setting),
then paste the code below into your template. Remember to change the example
slug to the one for your setting!


Alternatively, you can also use the value of a setting to affect the output of
a page. For example:


To use token replacement via the WYSIWYG, first create the setting (i.e. My
Setting), edit the page you would like your setting to be displayed on, paste
the text below into the WYSIWYG, and save. The plugin will automatically
replace the token with the corresponding setting value when viewing the page.
Its as easy as that! Remember to change the
example slug to the one for
your setting!


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