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pre_{$taxonomy}_{$field}

Important warning about variable hooks

Some hooks have variables in their names. For example, pre_${taxonomy}_$field and admin_head- both have variable names. In general, any hook that ends (or begins) with - or _, or contains a $, has a variable name. Since the syntax with which these variables are defined may change from version to version, this page may think that a hook is deprecated (or new) even if it is not. You can usually catch this sort of thing by comparing this hook to the list of "related hooks" below.

Former names for pre_{$taxonomy}_{$field}

This is a variable hook. Because its name contains some variables, this hook might actually refer to several different possible hooks.

This variable hook replaces the following non-variable hooks found in earlier versions of WP. You may want to read up on these older hooks to get a better idea of what this variable hook can do.

Replaced Hook Version when Changed Information about Hook
pre_category_description2.3View details here.
pre_category_name2.3View details here.

WordPress version history for pre_{$taxonomy}_{$field}

This database has information for all major versions from WP 1.2.1 through 4.4.

Version File Line Type
2.3 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 709 View hook in source filter
2.5 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 841 View hook in source filter
2.6 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 866 View hook in source filter
2.7 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 948 View hook in source filter
2.8 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1002 View hook in source filter
2.9 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1005 View hook in source filter
3.0 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1234 View hook in source filter
3.1 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1543 View hook in source filter
3.2 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1591 View hook in source filter
3.3 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1594 View hook in source filter
3.4 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1632 View hook in source filter
3.5 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1652 View hook in source filter
3.6 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1657 View hook in source filter
3.7 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1733 View hook in source filter
3.8 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1731 View hook in source filter
3.9 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1854 View hook in source filter
4.0 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1871 View hook in source filter
4.1 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 2221 View hook in source filter
4.2 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 2288 View hook in source filter
4.3 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 2319 View hook in source filter
4.4 wp-includes/taxonomy.php 1917 View hook in source filter

Related Hooks

We find related hooks using word stems. pre_{$taxonomy}_{$field} has 2 significant word stem(s): taxonomy, field. Note that some of the hooks below may not appear in all versions of WP.