_get_meta_table( string $type )

Retrieves the name of the metadata table for the specified object type.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.

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Return Return

(string|false) Metadata table name, or false if no metadata table exists

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/meta.php

function _get_meta_table( $type ) {
	global $wpdb;

	$table_name = $type . 'meta';

	if ( empty( $wpdb->$table_name ) ) {
		return false;

	return $wpdb->$table_name;

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Version Description
2.9.0 Introduced.

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