delete_option

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Summery Summery

Removes option by name. Prevents removal of protected WordPress options.

Syntax Syntax

delete_option( string $option )

Parameters Parameters

$option

(string) (Required) Name of option to remove. Expected to not be SQL-escaped.

Return Return

(bool) True, if option is successfully deleted. False on failure.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/option.php

	if ( ! is_array( $notoptions ) || ! isset( $notoptions[ $option ] ) ) {
		/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/option.php */
		if ( apply_filters( "default_option_{$option}", false, $option, false ) !== get_option( $option ) ) {
			return false;
		}
	}

	$serialized_value = maybe_serialize( $value );
	$autoload         = ( 'no' === $autoload || false === $autoload ) ? 'no' : 'yes';

	/**
	 * Fires before an option is added.
	 *
	 * @since 2.9.0
	 *
	 * @param string $option Name of the option to add.
	 * @param mixed  $value  Value of the option.
	 */
	do_action( 'add_option', $option, $value );

	$result = $wpdb->query( $wpdb->prepare( "INSERT INTO `$wpdb->options` (`option_name`, `option_value`, `autoload`) VALUES (%s, %s, %s) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `option_name` = VALUES(`option_name`), `option_value` = VALUES(`option_value`), `autoload` = VALUES(`autoload`)", $option, $serialized_value, $autoload ) );
	if ( ! $result ) {
		return false;
	}

	if ( ! wp_installing() ) {
		if ( 'yes' === $autoload ) {
			$alloptions            = wp_load_alloptions( true );
			$alloptions[ $option ] = $serialized_value;
			wp_cache_set( 'alloptions', $alloptions, 'options' );
		} else {
			wp_cache_set( $option, $serialized_value, 'options' );
		}
	}

	// This option exists now.
	$notoptions = wp_cache_get( 'notoptions', 'options' ); // Yes, again... we need it to be fresh.

	if ( is_array( $notoptions ) && isset( $notoptions[ $option ] ) ) {
		unset( $notoptions[ $option ] );
		wp_cache_set( 'notoptions', $notoptions, 'options' );
	}

	/**
	 * Fires after a specific option has been added.
	 *
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook name, `$option`, refers to the option name.
	 *
	 * @since 2.5.0 As "add_option_{$name}"
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 *
	 * @param string $option Name of the option to add.
	 * @param mixed  $value  Value of the option.
	 */
	do_action( "add_option_{$option}", $option, $value );

	/**
	 * Fires after an option has been added.
	 *
	 * @since 2.9.0
	 *
	 * @param string $option Name of the added option.

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1.2.0 Introduced.

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