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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#4749 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

bloginfo returing invalid results

Reported by: flyingkites Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I upgraded to 2.2.2.

I have an extra option field called "description" to the database which allowed me to add a more detailed description of my blog which I put in the sidebar. Better from my point of view that a static home page.

It shows up in Admin and I can put data into it. But on the site, it just displays the title/detail:

<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>

I thought there might be a clash of name. But then I used

<?php bloginfo('description'); ?>
<?php bloginfo('rubbish'); ?>

in the sidebar and it showed detail field twice.

This used to work under 2.0.5.

Change History (3)

#1 @DD32
14 years ago

bloginfo() has a pre-defined set of items which it returns, One of them is 'description'


		case 'description':
			$output = get_option('blogdescription');

When you call bloginfo('description') it returns the options value of 'blogdescription'. (I'm basing this on 2.2.1)

That Description is set via Admin->Options->"Tagline:"

Else if you defined a custom option, and wanted to display that, you'd use:
echo get_option('my_custom_option');


#2 @Viper007Bond
14 years ago

  • Keywords bloginfo removed
  • Milestone 2.4 (future) deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version 2.2.2 deleted

Marking as invalid due to improper use of bloginfo() and therefore not a true issue.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #cli by schlessera. View the logs.

3 years ago

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