Function: get_settings_errors

get_settings_errors( string $setting, boolean $sanitize )

Fetch settings errors registered by add_settings_error().

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Checks the $wp_settings_errors array for any errors declared during the current pageload and returns them.

If changes were just submitted ($_GET['settings-updated']) and settings errors were saved to the 'settings_errors' transient then those errors will be returned instead. This is used to pass errors back across pageloads.

Use the $sanitize argument to manually re-sanitize the option before returning errors. This is useful if you have errors or notices you want to show even when the user hasn't submitted data (i.e. when they first load an options page, or in the \'admin_notices' action hook).


Name Type(s) Default Value Description
$setting string ''

Optional slug title of a specific setting whose errors you want.

$sanitize boolean false

Whether to re-sanitize the setting value before returning errors.



Array of settings errors.

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