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delete_metadata_by_mid() WP 1.0

Delete meta data by meta ID

Return

true/false. True on successful delete, false on failure.

Usage

delete_metadata_by_mid( $meta_type, $meta_id );
$meta_type(string) (required)
Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.
$meta_id(int) (required)
ID for a specific meta row.

Notes

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

Changelog

Since 3.3.0 Introduced.

Code of delete_metadata_by_mid() WP 5.5.1

<?php
function delete_metadata_by_mid( $meta_type, $meta_id ) {
	global $wpdb;

	// Make sure everything is valid.
	if ( ! $meta_type || ! is_numeric( $meta_id ) || floor( $meta_id ) != $meta_id ) {
		return false;
	}

	$meta_id = intval( $meta_id );
	if ( $meta_id <= 0 ) {
		return false;
	}

	$table = _get_meta_table( $meta_type );
	if ( ! $table ) {
		return false;
	}

	// Object and ID columns.
	$column    = sanitize_key( $meta_type . '_id' );
	$id_column = ( 'user' === $meta_type ) ? 'umeta_id' : 'meta_id';

	/**
	 * Short-circuits deleting metadata of a specific type by meta ID.
	 *
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook, `$meta_type`, refers to the meta object type
	 * (post, comment, term, user, or any other type with an associated meta table).
	 * Returning a non-null value will effectively short-circuit the function.
	 *
	 * @since 5.0.0
	 *
	 * @param null|bool $delete  Whether to allow metadata deletion of the given type.
	 * @param int       $meta_id Meta ID.
	 */
	$check = apply_filters( "delete_{$meta_type}_metadata_by_mid", null, $meta_id );
	if ( null !== $check ) {
		return (bool) $check;
	}

	// Fetch the meta and go on if it's found.
	$meta = get_metadata_by_mid( $meta_type, $meta_id );
	if ( $meta ) {
		$object_id = (int) $meta->{$column};

		/** This action is documented in wp-includes/meta.php */
		do_action( "delete_{$meta_type}_meta", (array) $meta_id, $object_id, $meta->meta_key, $meta->meta_value );

		// Old-style action.
		if ( 'post' === $meta_type || 'comment' === $meta_type ) {
			/**
			 * Fires immediately before deleting post or comment metadata of a specific type.
			 *
			 * The dynamic portion of the hook, `$meta_type`, refers to the meta
			 * object type (post or comment).
			 *
			 * @since 3.4.0
			 *
			 * @param int $meta_id ID of the metadata entry to delete.
			 */
			do_action( "delete_{$meta_type}meta", $meta_id );
		}

		// Run the query, will return true if deleted, false otherwise.
		$result = (bool) $wpdb->delete( $table, array( $id_column => $meta_id ) );

		// Clear the caches.
		wp_cache_delete( $object_id, $meta_type . '_meta' );

		/** This action is documented in wp-includes/meta.php */
		do_action( "deleted_{$meta_type}_meta", (array) $meta_id, $object_id, $meta->meta_key, $meta->meta_value );

		// Old-style action.
		if ( 'post' === $meta_type || 'comment' === $meta_type ) {
			/**
			 * Fires immediately after deleting post or comment metadata of a specific type.
			 *
			 * The dynamic portion of the hook, `$meta_type`, refers to the meta
			 * object type (post or comment).
			 *
			 * @since 3.4.0
			 *
			 * @param int $meta_ids Deleted metadata entry ID.
			 */
			do_action( "deleted_{$meta_type}meta", $meta_id );
		}

		return $result;

	}

	// Meta ID was not found.
	return false;
}

From category: Metadata

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