Custom Global Variables

Description

Create your own custom variables to manage information on your website ’such as:

  • Phone numbers
  • Addresses
  • Social media links
  • HTML snippets
  • And anything else

Easily access them globally in WordPress and PHP.

Why you need it

Rather than having to change something like an email address across multiple pages, you can do it in one place. Avoid the pitfalls of hard coding information in your WordPress theme that is likely to change.

Why it’s better

  • Your variables are stored and retrieved locally without any calls to the database. That means faster load times for your pages!
  • Variables can be accessed easily in PHP from the global scope.

Usage

Display your variables using the shortcode syntax:

[cgv variable-name]

Or using the ’superglobal in PHP:

<?php echo $GLOBALS['cgv']['variable-name'] ?>

Screenshots

  • Settings -> Custom Global Variables

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings -> Custom Global Variables screen to define your variables

Reviews

Jugn 5, 2022
I am not one to leave reviews. But have to let you all know what a Godsend this plugin has been to me and my team!! So simple, yet so effective. Thanks again and keep up the great work.
Març 7, 2022
I've been using CGV for a few years now. At our agency, it's become one of our go-to plugins and is installed on virtually all of our sites. No other plugin allows you to create and manage custom variables (shortcodes) as easily as Custom Global Variables. The UI is straightforward and uncluttered. I'm grateful to the developers for continuing to support and update this little gem. Hope it sticks around for many years and doesn't change too much!
Mai 26, 2017
I needed a way of presenting some data in multiple locations, being a web developer I knew I could use variables but didn't want to edit the core app or theme, so this fitted my requirements like a glove, only one bug, when you enter a variable name but not a value and save, it says save successful, but it doesn't actually save, this need a check for data, its a minor thing, once I figured out why my newly entered variables.
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Global Variables” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.2

  • Updated to be able to use markups in value fields.

1.1.1

  • This is a security and maintenance release and we strongly encourage you to update to it immediately.

1.1.0

  • This is a security and maintenance release and we strongly encourage you to update to it immediately.

1.0.5

  • Updated accreditation
  • Updated stylesheet
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.1

1.0.4

  • Fixed folder path in error message

1.0.3

  • Changed file path to where variables are stored

1.0.2

  • Support for older versions of PHP that handle object referencing differently

1.0.1

  • Support for older versions of PHP (< 5.4) that do not allow the short array syntax