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get_{$meta_type}_metadata › WordPress Filter Hooks

apply_filters( "get_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $single, $meta_type )
Parameters: (5)
  • (mixed) $value The value to return, either a single metadata value or an array of values depending on the value of `$single`. Default null.
    Required: Yes
  • (int) $object_id ID of the object metadata is for.
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $meta_key Metadata key.
    Required: Yes
  • (bool) $single Whether to return only the first value of the specified `$meta_key`.
    Required: Yes
  • (string) $meta_type Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.
    Required: Yes
Defined at:

Short-circuits the return value of a meta field.

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

Possible filter names include:

  • get_post_metadata
  • get_comment_metadata
  • get_term_metadata
  • get_user_metadata


$check = apply_filters( "get_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $single, $meta_type );