WP_REST_Meta_Fields::update_meta_value( int $object_id, string $meta_key, string $name, mixed $value )

Updates a meta value for an object.


Parameters Parameters

$object_id

(int) (Required) Object ID to update.

$meta_key

(string) (Required) Key for the custom field.

$name

(string) (Required) Name for the field that is exposed in the REST API.

$value

(mixed) (Required) Updated value.


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Return Return

(true|WP_Error) True if the meta field was updated, WP_Error otherwise.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/rest-api/fields/class-wp-rest-meta-fields.php

	protected function update_meta_value( $object_id, $meta_key, $name, $value ) {
		$meta_type = $this->get_meta_type();

		if ( ! current_user_can( "edit_{$meta_type}_meta", $object_id, $meta_key ) ) {
			return new WP_Error(
				'rest_cannot_update',
				/* translators: %s: Custom field key. */
				sprintf( __( 'Sorry, you are not allowed to edit the %s custom field.' ), $name ),
				array(
					'key'    => $name,
					'status' => rest_authorization_required_code(),
				)
			);
		}

		// Do the exact same check for a duplicate value as in update_metadata() to avoid update_metadata() returning false.
		$old_value = get_metadata( $meta_type, $object_id, $meta_key );
		$subtype   = get_object_subtype( $meta_type, $object_id );

		if ( is_array( $old_value ) && 1 === count( $old_value )
			&& $this->is_meta_value_same_as_stored_value( $meta_key, $subtype, $old_value[0], $value )
		) {
			return true;
		}

		if ( ! update_metadata( $meta_type, $object_id, wp_slash( $meta_key ), wp_slash( $value ) ) ) {
			return new WP_Error(
				'rest_meta_database_error',
				/* translators: %s: Custom field key. */
				sprintf( __( 'Could not update the meta value of %s in database.' ), $meta_key ),
				array(
					'key'    => $name,
					'status' => WP_Http::INTERNAL_SERVER_ERROR,
				)
			);
		}

		return true;
	}


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Version Description
4.7.0 Introduced.

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