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wp_send_json() WP 1.0

Send a JSON response back to an Ajax request.

  • Since 4.7.0 The $status_code parameter was added.
Works based on: wp_json_encode()

No Hooks.

Return

Nothing (null).

Usage

wp_send_json( $response, $status_code );
$response(mixed) (required)
Variable (usually an array or object) to encode as JSON, then print and die.
$status_code(int)
The HTTP status code to output.
Default: null

Code of wp_send_json: wp-includes/functions.php VER 4.9.8

<?php
function wp_send_json( $response, $status_code = null ) {
	@header( 'Content-Type: application/json; charset=' . get_option( 'blog_charset' ) );
	if ( null !== $status_code ) {
		status_header( $status_code );
	}
	echo wp_json_encode( $response );

	if ( wp_doing_ajax() ) {
		wp_die( '', '', array(
			'response' => null,
		) );
	} else {
		die;
	}
}

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