update_term_meta ( $term_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $prev_value = '' )

  • (int) term_id Term ID.
  • (string) meta_key Metadata key.
  • (mixed) meta_value Metadata value. Must be serializable if non-scalar.
  • (mixed) prev_value Optional. Previous value to check before updating. Default empty.
  • (int|bool|WP_Error) Meta ID if the key didn't exist. true on successful update, false on failure. WP_Error when term_id is ambiguous between taxonomies.
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Updates term metadata.Use the `$prev_value` parameter to differentiate between meta fields with the same key and term ID. If the meta field for the term does not exist, it will be added.

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update_site_meta, update_user_meta, update_usermeta, update_post_meta, delete_term_meta

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