_deprecated_function( string $function, string $version, string $replacement = null )

Mark a function as deprecated and inform when it has been used.


Description Description

There is a ‘hook deprecated_function_run’ that will be called that can be used to get the backtrace up to what file and function called the deprecated function.

The current behavior is to trigger a user error if WP_DEBUG is true.

This function is to be used in every function that is deprecated.


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Parameters Parameters

$function

(string) (Required) The function that was called.

$version

(string) (Required) The version of WordPress that deprecated the function.

$replacement

(string) (Optional) The function that should have been called.

Default value: null


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/functions.php

function _deprecated_function( $function, $version, $replacement = null ) {

	/**
	 * Fires when a deprecated function is called.
	 *
	 * @since 2.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string $function    The function that was called.
	 * @param string $replacement The function that should have been called.
	 * @param string $version     The version of WordPress that deprecated the function.
	 */
	do_action( 'deprecated_function_run', $function, $replacement, $version );

	/**
	 * Filters whether to trigger an error for deprecated functions.
	 *
	 * @since 2.5.0
	 *
	 * @param bool $trigger Whether to trigger the error for deprecated functions. Default true.
	 */
	if ( WP_DEBUG && apply_filters( 'deprecated_function_trigger_error', true ) ) {
		if ( function_exists( '__' ) ) {
			if ( ! is_null( $replacement ) ) {
				trigger_error(
					sprintf(
						/* translators: 1: PHP function name, 2: Version number, 3: Alternative function name. */
						__( '%1$s is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version %2$s! Use %3$s instead.' ),
						$function,
						$version,
						$replacement
					),
					E_USER_DEPRECATED
				);
			} else {
				trigger_error(
					sprintf(
						/* translators: 1: PHP function name, 2: Version number. */
						__( '%1$s is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version %2$s with no alternative available.' ),
						$function,
						$version
					),
					E_USER_DEPRECATED
				);
			}
		} else {
			if ( ! is_null( $replacement ) ) {
				trigger_error(
					sprintf(
						'%1$s is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version %2$s! Use %3$s instead.',
						$function,
						$version,
						$replacement
					),
					E_USER_DEPRECATED
				);
			} else {
				trigger_error(
					sprintf(
						'%1$s is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version %2$s with no alternative available.',
						$function,
						$version
					),
					E_USER_DEPRECATED
				);
			}
		}
	}
}


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Changelog Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
5.4.0 The error type is now classified as E_USER_DEPRECATED (used to default to E_USER_NOTICE).
2.5.0 Introduced.

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