get_site_option( string $option, mixed $default_value = false, bool $deprecated = true ): mixed

Retrieve an option value for the current network based on name of option.


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$option string Required
Name of the option to retrieve. Expected to not be SQL-escaped.
$default_value mixed Optional
Value to return if the option doesn't exist.

Default: false

$deprecated bool Optional
Whether to use cache. Multisite only. Always set to true.

Default: true

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mixed Value set for the option.

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More Information

This function is almost identical to get_option() , except that in multisite, it returns the network-wide option. For non-multisite installs, it uses get_option.

It is easy to get confused about the difference between get_option()  and get_site_option() , because multisite used different terms before. Now there are different “sites” on a “network”, before there where different “blogs” on a “site”. Many functions and variables were introduced before this change, such as this one. Think of this function as “get_network_option()

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

function get_site_option( $option, $default_value = false, $deprecated = true ) {
	return get_network_option( null, $option, $default_value );

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Version Description
4.4.0 Modified into wrapper for get_network_option()
2.8.0 Introduced.

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