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deactivate_plugins( string|array $plugins, bool $silent = false, mixed $network_wide = null )

Deactivate a single plugin or multiple plugins.

Description

The deactivation hook is disabled by the plugin upgrader by using the $silent parameter.

Parameters

$plugins

(string|array) (Required) Single plugin or list of plugins to deactivate.

$silent

(bool) (Optional) Prevent calling deactivation hooks. Default is false.

Default value: false

$network_wide

(mixed) (Optional) Whether to deactivate the plugin for all sites in the network. A value of null (the default) will deactivate plugins for both the site and the network.

Default value: null

Source

File: wp-admin/includes/plugin.php

function deactivate_plugins( $plugins, $silent = false, $network_wide = null ) {
	if ( is_multisite() ) {
		$network_current = get_site_option( 'active_sitewide_plugins', array() );
	}
	$current = get_option( 'active_plugins', array() );
	$do_blog = $do_network = false;

	foreach ( (array) $plugins as $plugin ) {
		$plugin = plugin_basename( trim( $plugin ) );
		if ( ! is_plugin_active( $plugin ) ) {
			continue;
		}

		$network_deactivating = false !== $network_wide && is_plugin_active_for_network( $plugin );

		if ( ! $silent ) {
			/**
			 * Fires before a plugin is deactivated.
			 *
			 * If a plugin is silently deactivated (such as during an update),
			 * this hook does not fire.
			 *
			 * @since 2.9.0
			 *
			 * @param string $plugin               Path to the plugin file relative to the plugins directory.
			 * @param bool   $network_deactivating Whether the plugin is deactivated for all sites in the network
			 *                                     or just the current site. Multisite only. Default is false.
			 */
			do_action( 'deactivate_plugin', $plugin, $network_deactivating );
		}

		if ( false !== $network_wide ) {
			if ( is_plugin_active_for_network( $plugin ) ) {
				$do_network = true;
				unset( $network_current[ $plugin ] );
			} elseif ( $network_wide ) {
				continue;
			}
		}

		if ( true !== $network_wide ) {
			$key = array_search( $plugin, $current );
			if ( false !== $key ) {
				$do_blog = true;
				unset( $current[ $key ] );
			}
		}

		if ( $do_blog && wp_is_recovery_mode() ) {
			list( $extension ) = explode( '/', $plugin );
			wp_paused_plugins()->delete( $extension );
		}

		if ( ! $silent ) {
			/**
			 * Fires as a specific plugin is being deactivated.
			 *
			 * This hook is the "deactivation" hook used internally by register_deactivation_hook().
			 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$plugin`, refers to the plugin basename.
			 *
			 * If a plugin is silently deactivated (such as during an update), this hook does not fire.
			 *
			 * @since 2.0.0
			 *
			 * @param bool $network_deactivating Whether the plugin is deactivated for all sites in the network
			 *                                   or just the current site. Multisite only. Default is false.
			 */
			do_action( "deactivate_{$plugin}", $network_deactivating );

			/**
			 * Fires after a plugin is deactivated.
			 *
			 * If a plugin is silently deactivated (such as during an update),
			 * this hook does not fire.
			 *
			 * @since 2.9.0
			 *
			 * @param string $plugin               Path to the plugin file relative to the plugins directory.
			 * @param bool   $network_deactivating Whether the plugin is deactivated for all sites in the network.
			 *                                     or just the current site. Multisite only. Default false.
			 */
			do_action( 'deactivated_plugin', $plugin, $network_deactivating );
		}
	}

	if ( $do_blog ) {
		update_option( 'active_plugins', $current );
	}
	if ( $do_network ) {
		update_site_option( 'active_sitewide_plugins', $network_current );
	}
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.

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Licensed under the GNU GPLv2+ License.
https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/deactivate_plugins