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unregister_meta_key( string $object_type, string $meta_key, string $object_subtype = '' )

Unregisters a meta key from the list of registered keys.

Description

Parameters

$object_type

(string) (Required) The type of object.

$meta_key

(string) (Required) The meta key.

$object_subtype

(string) (Optional) The subtype of the object type.

Default value: ''

Return

(bool) True if successful. False if the meta key was not registered.

Source

File: wp-includes/meta.php

function unregister_meta_key( $object_type, $meta_key, $object_subtype = '' ) {
	global $wp_meta_keys;

	if ( ! registered_meta_key_exists( $object_type, $meta_key, $object_subtype ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	$args = $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ][ $object_subtype ][ $meta_key ];

	if ( isset( $args['sanitize_callback'] ) && is_callable( $args['sanitize_callback'] ) ) {
		if ( ! empty( $object_subtype ) ) {
			remove_filter( "sanitize_{$object_type}_meta_{$meta_key}_for_{$object_subtype}", $args['sanitize_callback'] );
		} else {
			remove_filter( "sanitize_{$object_type}_meta_{$meta_key}", $args['sanitize_callback'] );
		}
	}

	if ( isset( $args['auth_callback'] ) && is_callable( $args['auth_callback'] ) ) {
		if ( ! empty( $object_subtype ) ) {
			remove_filter( "auth_{$object_type}_meta_{$meta_key}_for_{$object_subtype}", $args['auth_callback'] );
		} else {
			remove_filter( "auth_{$object_type}_meta_{$meta_key}", $args['auth_callback'] );
		}
	}

	unset( $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ][ $object_subtype ][ $meta_key ] );

	// Do some clean up
	if ( empty( $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ][ $object_subtype ] ) ) {
		unset( $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ][ $object_subtype ] );
	}
	if ( empty( $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ] ) ) {
		unset( $wp_meta_keys[ $object_type ] );
	}

	return true;
}

Changelog

Version Description
4.9.8 The $object_subtype parameter was added.
4.6.0 Introduced.

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