do_action( "updated_{$meta_type}_meta", int $meta_id, int $object_id, string $meta_key, mixed $_meta_value )

Fires immediately after updating metadata of a specific type.


The dynamic portion of the hook name, $meta_type, refers to the meta object type (post, comment, term, user, or any other type with an associated meta table).

Possible hook names include:

  • updated_post_meta
  • updated_comment_meta
  • updated_term_meta
  • updated_user_meta

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$meta_id int
ID of updated metadata entry.
$object_id int
ID of the object metadata is for.
$meta_key string
Metadata key.
$_meta_value mixed
Metadata value.

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

do_action( "updated_{$meta_type}_meta", $meta_id, $object_id, $meta_key, $_meta_value );

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Version Description
2.9.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Razon Komar Pal

    Example for detecting specific user metadata updates.

    add_action('updated_user_meta', 'wpdocs_when_update_any_user_meta', 10, 4);
    function wpdocs_when_update_any_user_meta($meta_id, $object_id, $meta_key, $_meta_value) {
        if ($meta_key === 'your_user_meta_key' ) {
            // do something

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