Theme container function for the ‘wp_meta’ action.


The ‘wp_meta’ action can have several purposes, depending on how you use it, but one purpose might have been to allow for theme switching.

More Information

  • By default, wp meta() is called immediately after wp_loginout() by sidebar.php and the Meta widget, allowing functions to add new list items to the widget.
  • As the get_sidebar( $name ); function has the do_action( 'get_sidebar', $name ); on top before it loads the sidebar file, this hook should be used to load stuff before the sidebar and wp_meta(); should be called at the end of the sidebar template to allow adding callbacks after the sidebar.


File: wp-includes/general-template.php

function wp_meta() {
	 * Fires before displaying echoed content in the sidebar.
	 * @since 1.5.0
	do_action( 'wp_meta' );


Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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