did_action( string $hook_name ): int

Retrieves the number of times an action has been fired during the current request.


$hook_name string Required
The name of the action hook.

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int The number of times the action hook has been fired.

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File: wp-includes/plugin.php. View all references

function did_action( $hook_name ) {
	global $wp_actions;

	if ( ! isset( $wp_actions[ $hook_name ] ) ) {
		return 0;

	return $wp_actions[ $hook_name ];

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Version Description
2.1.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex


    Using did_action() function to make sure custom meta field is only added during the first run since it can run multiple times.

    function my_sticky_option() 
    	global $post;
    	// if the post is a custom post type and only during the first execution of the action quick_edit_custom_box
    	if ( $post->post_type == 'custom_post_type' && did_action( 'quick_edit_custom_box' ) === 1 ) 
    	<fieldset class="inline-edit-col-right">
    		<div class="inline-edit-col">
    			<label class="alignleft">
    				<input type="checkbox" name="sticky" value="sticky" />
    				<span class="checkbox-title">
    					<?php _e( 'Featured (sticky)', 'textdomain_string' ); ?>
    	} // endif;
    // add the sticky option to the quick edit area
    add_action( 'quick_edit_custom_box', 'my_sticky_option' );

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