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delete_{$meta_type}_metadata ›

apply_filters( "delete_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $delete_all )
Parameters: (5)
  • (null|bool) $delete Whether to allow metadata deletion of the given type.
    Required: Yes
  • (int) $object_id Object ID.
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $meta_key Meta key.
    Required: Yes
  • (mixed) $meta_value Meta value. Must be serializable if non-scalar.
    Required: Yes
  • (bool) $delete_all Whether to delete the matching metadata entries for all objects, ignoring the specified $object_id. Default false.
    Required: Yes
Defined at:

Filters whether to delete metadata of a specific type.

The dynamic portion of the hook, $meta_type, refers to the meta object type (comment, post, term, or user). Returning a non-null value will effectively short-circuit the function.


$check = apply_filters( "delete_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $delete_all );