metadata_exists

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Summery Summery

Determines if a meta key is set for a given object.

Syntax Syntax

metadata_exists( string $meta_type, int $object_id, string $meta_key )

Parameters Parameters

$meta_type

(string) (Required) Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.

$object_id

(int) (Required) ID of the object metadata is for.

$meta_key

(string) (Required) Metadata key.

Return Return

(bool) True of the key is set, false if not.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/meta.php

	$check = apply_filters( "get_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $single, $meta_type );
	if ( null !== $check ) {
		if ( $single && is_array( $check ) ) {
			return $check[0];
		} else {
			return $check;
		}
	}

	$meta_cache = wp_cache_get( $object_id, $meta_type . '_meta' );

	if ( ! $meta_cache ) {
		$meta_cache = update_meta_cache( $meta_type, array( $object_id ) );
		if ( isset( $meta_cache[ $object_id ] ) ) {
			$meta_cache = $meta_cache[ $object_id ];
		} else {
			$meta_cache = null;
		}
	}

	if ( ! $meta_key ) {
		return $meta_cache;
	}

	if ( isset( $meta_cache[ $meta_key ] ) ) {
		if ( $single ) {
			return maybe_unserialize( $meta_cache[ $meta_key ][0] );
		} else {
			return array_map( 'maybe_unserialize', $meta_cache[ $meta_key ] );

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3.3.0 Introduced.

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