Walker::start_el()publicWP 2.1.0

Starts the element output.

The $args parameter holds additional values that may be used with the child class methods. Also includes the element output.

Method of the class: Walker{}

No Hooks.


null. Nothing (null).


$Walker = new Walker();
$Walker->start_el( $output, $data_object, $depth, $args, $current_object_id );
$output(string) (required) (passed by reference — &)
Used to append additional content (passed by reference).
$data_object(object) (required)
The data object.
Depth of the item.
An array of additional arguments.
Default: array()
ID of the current item.


Since 2.1.0 Introduced.
Since 5.9.0 Renamed $object (a PHP reserved keyword) to $data_object for PHP 8 named parameter support.

Walker::start_el() code WP 6.5.2

public function start_el( &$output, $data_object, $depth = 0, $args = array(), $current_object_id = 0 ) {}