apply_filters( ‘pre_insert_term’, string|WP_Error $term, string $taxonomy, array|string $args )

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Filters a term before it is sanitized and inserted into the database.


The term name to add, or a WP_Error object if there’s an error.
Taxonomy slug.
Array or query string of arguments passed to wp_insert_term() .
More Arguments from wp_insert_term( … $args )Array or query string of arguments for inserting 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.


$term = apply_filters( 'pre_insert_term', $term, $taxonomy, $args );


6.1.0The $args parameter was added.

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