do_action( ‘edit_term’, int $term_id, int $tt_id, string $taxonomy, array $args )

Fires after a term has been updated, but before the term cache has been cleaned.


The ‘edit_$taxonomy’ hook is also available for targeting a specific taxonomy.


Term ID.
Term taxonomy ID.
Taxonomy slug.
Arguments passed to wp_update_term() .
More Arguments from wp_update_term( … $args )Array of arguments for updating a term.
  • alias_of string
    Slug of the term to make this term an alias of.
    Default empty string. Accepts a term slug.
  • description string
    The term description. Default empty string.
  • parent int
    The id of the parent term. Default 0.
  • slug string
    The term slug to use. Default empty string.


do_action( 'edit_term', $term_id, $tt_id, $taxonomy, $args );


6.1.0The $args parameter was added.

User Contributed Notes

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    Here is the working example for edit_term action

    function wp_edit_term_example( $term_id, $tt_id, $taxonomy ) {
        // Return if it is not default taxonomy
        if ( 'category' !== $taxonomy ) {
        // Get term data by term id and taxonomy
        $term = get_term( $term_id, $taxonomy );
        // Update term meta
        update_term_meta( $term_id, '_term_example_meta_key', 'term_example_meta_value' );
    add_action( 'edit_term', 'wp_edit_term_example', 10, 3 );

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