get_metadata_default ( $meta_type, $object_id, $meta_key, $single = false )

  • (string) meta_type Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.
  • (int) object_id ID of the object metadata is for.
  • (string) meta_key Metadata key.
  • (bool) single Optional. If true, return only the first value of the specified `$meta_key`. This parameter has no effect if `$meta_key` is not specified. Default false.
  • (mixed) An array of default values if `$single` is false. The default value of the meta field if `$single` is true.
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Retrieves default metadata value for the specified meta key and object.By default, an empty string is returned if `$single` is true, or an empty array if it's false.

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