Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

__checked_selected_helper( mixed $helper, mixed $current, bool $display, string $type ): string

Private helper function for checked, selected, disabled and readonly.


Compares the first two arguments and if identical marks as $type.

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$helper mixed Required
One of the values to compare.
$current mixed Required
The other value to compare if not just true.
$display bool Required
Whether to echo or just return the string.
$type string Required
The type of checked|selected|disabled|readonly we are doing.

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string HTML attribute or empty string.

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File: wp-includes/general-template.php. View all references

function __checked_selected_helper( $helper, $current, $display, $type ) { // phpcs:ignore WordPress.NamingConventions.ValidFunctionName.FunctionDoubleUnderscore,PHPCompatibility.FunctionNameRestrictions.ReservedFunctionNames.FunctionDoubleUnderscore
	if ( (string) $helper === (string) $current ) {
		$result = " $type='$type'";
	} else {
		$result = '';

	if ( $display ) {
		echo $result;

	return $result;

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Version Description
2.8.0 Introduced.

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