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I've got a function that I'm trying to fire at wp_signon (grabs data from a remote server and updates accordingly). I'm running the function within a class that is on a secondary file in a plugin (i.e. brought in with a require_once). For the life of me, I cannot get this function to run at all.

add_action( 'wp_signon', array(&$this, 'login_pull_updates'), 40, 3 );

        function login_pull_updates() {
            update_option('ap_login_run', 'YES I DID');

I'm using that now to just test and confirm it's running at all, and it won't fire. Any ideas?

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FWIW, I've tried the same function with wp_login instead of wp_signon and it still didn't work – Norcross Jun 11 '12 at 17:38
On what action is the class object created? – toscho Jun 11 '12 at 17:57
add_action init – Norcross Jun 11 '12 at 18:18
Are you sure an action 'wp_signon' exists? Could not find it … – toscho Jun 11 '12 at 18:24
I realized I should be using wp_login (got confused) but the problem remains. it appears to be related to the fact that it's in a class, since a stand-alone function works. – Norcross Jun 11 '12 at 18:34
up vote 2 down vote accepted

wp_signon doesn't exist (at least according to http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference) but I tried tossing this into a fresh theme and it seems to work:

class TestThing {

    function __construct() {
        add_action( 'wp_login', array($this, 'login_pull_updates') );

    function login_pull_updates($login, &$user) {
        update_option('ap_login_run', 'YES I DID');


$test = new TestThing();
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