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delete_user_option() WP 1.0

Delete user option with global blog capability.

User options are just like user metadata except that they have support for global blog options. If the 'global' parameter is false, which it is by default it will prepend the WordPress table prefix to the option name.

Works based on: delete_user_meta()

No Hooks.


true|false. True on success, false on failure.


delete_user_option( $user_id, $option_name, $global );
$user_id(int) (required)
User ID
$option_name(string) (required)
User option name.
Whether option name is global or blog specific.
Default: false (blog specific)


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


Since 3.0.0 Introduced.

Code of delete_user_option() WP 5.7.2

function delete_user_option( $user_id, $option_name, $global = false ) {
	global $wpdb;

	if ( ! $global ) {
		$option_name = $wpdb->get_blog_prefix() . $option_name;
	return delete_user_meta( $user_id, $option_name );

From tag: Users (_user)

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