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WP_Widget_Custom_HTML::update() public WP 4.8.1

Handles updating settings for the current Custom HTML widget instance.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Widget_Custom_HTML{}

No Hooks.


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


$WP_Widget_Custom_HTML = new WP_Widget_Custom_HTML();
$WP_Widget_Custom_HTML->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 4.8.1 Introduced.

Code of WP_Widget_Custom_HTML::update() WP 5.7.2

public function update( $new_instance, $old_instance ) {
	$instance          = array_merge( $this->default_instance, $old_instance );
	$instance['title'] = sanitize_text_field( $new_instance['title'] );
	if ( current_user_can( 'unfiltered_html' ) ) {
		$instance['content'] = $new_instance['content'];
	} else {
		$instance['content'] = wp_kses_post( $new_instance['content'] );
	return $instance;