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wp_delete_category() WP 2.0.0

Deletes one existing category.

No Hooks.


true/false/Int/WP_Error. Returns true if completes delete action; false if term doesn't exist; Zero on attempted deletion of default Category; WP_Error object is also a possibility.


wp_delete_category( $cat_ID );
$cat_ID(int) (required)
Category term ID.


Since 2.0.0 Introduced.

Code of wp_delete_category() WP 5.6

function wp_delete_category( $cat_ID ) {
	return wp_delete_term( $cat_ID, 'category' );