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get_term_to_edit() WP 2.3.0

Sanitizes Term for editing.

Return value is sanitize_term() and usage is for sanitizing the term for editing. Function is for contextual and simplicity.

No Hooks.


String|Int|null|WP_Error. Will return empty string if $term is not an object.


get_term_to_edit( $id, $taxonomy );
$id(int|object) (required)
Term ID or object.
$taxonomy(string) (required)
Taxonomy name.


Since 2.3.0 Introduced.

Code of get_term_to_edit() WP 5.8

function get_term_to_edit( $id, $taxonomy ) {
	$term = get_term( $id, $taxonomy );

	if ( is_wp_error( $term ) ) {
		return $term;

	if ( ! is_object( $term ) ) {
		return '';

	return sanitize_term( $term, $taxonomy, 'edit' );