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Options Pixie

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IMPORTANT: This plugin is now deprecated and will no longer be updated, go use WP Table Pixie instead!

List, filter, sort and view options records, even serialized and base64 encoded values.

  • List, sort and search options
  • "Rich view" of serialized and JSON string values
  • Works with base64 encoded serialized and JSON string values
  • Highlights broken serialized values
  • Supports Multisites

Inspect Your Site's Options

With Options Pixie you can find out what is really going on with your WordPress options.

Your wp_options table holds nearly all the settings that govern how your WordPress site looks and works, and if things aren't working quite as expected it's good to be able to peak into these records right in your site's admin dashboard.

Broken Serialized Values

Options Pixie highlights broken serialized values, showing you exactly where that string buried deep in a setting and supposed to be 128 characters long is actually only 127, something that is otherwise very hard to spot.

Rich View

The Rich View takes those long unwieldy strings of serialized or JSON data and turns them into neat expandable lists of key/value pairs, much easier to read and understand.

Decodes Base64 Encoded Values

Also with Rich View you can drill into those otherwise opaque base64 encoded values, Options Pixie decodes them to show you the serialized data, JSON string or object hidden within.

Multisite Support

When installed on a WordPress Multisite it is activated at the network level, with a site selector shown above the list of records to enable switching between the options tables for each subsite.

Search & Sort

The usual search and sort functionality you expect from an admin page are there to help you find the records you need, including filter links to switch between seeing all options records, permanent records only or transient options only.


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit 'Plugins > Add New'
  2. Search for 'Options Pixie'
  3. Activate Options Pixie from your Plugins page.


  1. Download Options Pixie.
  2. Upload the 'options-pixie' directory to your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc...)
  3. Activate Options Pixie from your Plugins page.

From GitHub

  1. Clone or download the zip
  2. Symlink src into your WordPress plugins folder as options-pixie.

Running Unit Tests

Run tests/bin/ -d testdb_name

Usage: tests/bin/ -d testdb_name [ -u dbuser ] [ -p dbpassword ] [ -h dbhost ] [ -P dbport ] [ -x dbprefix ] [ -D (drop-db) ] [ -s plugin_slug ] [ -c coverage_file ]

Bugs & Feature Requests

Please report any issues via our GitHub Issues list.


A WordPress plugin to list, sort, search and view your WordPress site's options records with style.






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