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WP Better Settings

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A simplified OOP implementation of the WP Settings API.


Installation should be done via composer, details of how to install composer can be found at

$ composer require typisttech/wp-better-settings

You should put all WP Better Settings classes under your own namespace to avoid class name conflicts.



Coming soon... Use the source...

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a plugin?

No, this is a package that should be part of your plugin.

What to do when plugin team tell me to clean up the vendor folder?

Re-install packages via the following command. This package exports only necessary files to dist.

$ composer install --no-dev --prefer-dist --optimize-autoloader

Can two different plugins use this package at the same time?

Yes, if put all WP Better Settings classes under your own namespace to avoid class name conflicts.

Do you have a demo plugin that use this package?

You can install this demo plugin by

$ wp plugin install --activate

Check out wp-better-settings.php. We use it for acceptance tests.

Do you have real life examples that use this package?

Here you go:

Add your own plugin here

It looks awesome. Where can I find some more goodies like this?


Love wp-better-settings? Help me maintain it, a donation here can help with it.

Why don't you hire me?

Ready to take freelance WordPress jobs. Contact me via the contact form here or, via email

Want to help in other way? Want to be a sponsor?

Contact: Tang Rufus


To setup a developer workable version you should run these commands:

$ composer create-project --keep-vcs --no-install typisttech/wp-better-settings:dev-master
$ cd wp-better-settings
$ composer install

Running the Tests

WP Better Settings run tests on Codeception and relies wp-browser to provide WordPress integration. Before testing, you have to install WordPress locally and add a codeception.yml file. See *.suite.example.yml for Local by Flywheel configuration examples.

Actually run the tests:

$ composer test

We also test all PHP files against PSR-2: Coding Style Guide and part of the WordPress coding standard.

Check the code style with $ composer check-style.


Please provide feedback! We want to make this package useful in as many projects as possible. Please submit an issue and point out what you do and don't like, or fork the project and make suggestions. No issue is too small.

Change log

Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


Please see CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT for details.


WP Better Settings is a Typist Tech project and maintained by Tang Rufus, freelance developer for hire.

Full list of contributors can be found here.

Special thanks to Alain Schlesser whose Using A Config To Write Reusable Code Series makes the first versions of this package.


WP Better Settings is licensed under the GPLv2 (or later) from the Free Software Foundation. Please see License File for more information.