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_wp_check_split_terms_in_menus() WP 4.2.0

Check menu items when a term gets split to see if any of them need to be updated.

No Hooks.


Null. Nothing.


_wp_check_split_terms_in_menus( $term_id, $new_term_id, $term_taxonomy_id, $taxonomy );
$term_id(int) (required)
ID of the formerly shared term.
$new_term_id(int) (required)
ID of the new term created for the $term_taxonomy_id.
$term_taxonomy_id(int) (required)
ID for the term_taxonomy row affected by the split.
$taxonomy(string) (required)
Taxonomy for the split term.


  • Global. wpdb. $wpdb WordPress database abstraction object.


Since 4.2.0 Introduced.

Code of _wp_check_split_terms_in_menus() WP 5.6

function _wp_check_split_terms_in_menus( $term_id, $new_term_id, $term_taxonomy_id, $taxonomy ) {
	global $wpdb;
	$post_ids = $wpdb->get_col(
			"SELECT m1.post_id
		FROM {$wpdb->postmeta} AS m1
			INNER JOIN {$wpdb->postmeta} AS m2 ON ( m2.post_id = m1.post_id )
			INNER JOIN {$wpdb->postmeta} AS m3 ON ( m3.post_id = m1.post_id )
		WHERE ( m1.meta_key = '_menu_item_type' AND m1.meta_value = 'taxonomy' )
			AND ( m2.meta_key = '_menu_item_object' AND m2.meta_value = %s )
			AND ( m3.meta_key = '_menu_item_object_id' AND m3.meta_value = %d )",

	if ( $post_ids ) {
		foreach ( $post_ids as $post_id ) {
			update_post_meta( $post_id, '_menu_item_object_id', $new_term_id, $term_id );