WP_Widget::update()publicWP 2.8.0

Updates a particular instance of a widget.

This function should check that $new_instance is set correctly. The newly-calculated value of $instance should be returned. If false is returned, the instance won't be saved/updated.

Method of the class: WP_Widget{}

No Hooks.


Array. Settings to save or bool false to cancel saving.


$WP_Widget = new WP_Widget();
$WP_Widget->update( $new_instance, $old_instance );
$new_instance(array) (required)
New settings for this instance as input by the user via WP_Widget::form().
$old_instance(array) (required)
Old settings for this instance.


Since 2.8.0 Introduced.

WP_Widget::update() code WP 6.5.3

public function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) {
	return $new_instance;