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Warning! This hook has been renamed!

As of WP version 2.3, this hook has been renamed to delete_{$taxonomy}.


Runs just after a category is deleted from the database and its corresponding links/posts are updated to remove the category. Action function arguments: category ID.

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WordPress version history for delete_category

This database has information for all major versions from WP 1.2.1 through 6.2.

Version File Line Type
1.5.2 wp-admin/categories.php 61 View in context action
2.0 wp-admin/admin-db.php 175 View in context action
2.0.11 wp-admin/admin-db.php 179 View in context action
2.1 wp-admin/admin-db.php 218 View in context action
2.2 wp-admin/admin-db.php 223 View in context action
2.3 Renamed. See delete_{$taxonomy}

Related Hooks

We find related hooks using word stems. delete_category has 2 significant word stem(s): delete, category. Note that some of the hooks below may not appear in all versions of WP.