Lots of hooks:

add_action('thesis_hook_after_comment', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_comments', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_comment_box', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_comment_meta', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_content', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_content_area', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_content_box', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_footer', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_header', 'pj_time');
add_action('thesis_hook_after_headline', 'pj_time');
// etc.

How can function pj_time() know which hook called it? Is there a global variable or something that tells me which hook we're on? So pj_time() could output something like: "The hook (name of hook here) rocks."

I don't know the order the hooks are called either, they're just in alphabetical order here. Otherwise I could use a counter to figure how many hooks we've done so far and determine the name of the hook that way.

So I want to know if it's possible to get the name of the hook. Thanks.

function pj_time () {
    echo current_filter();

Easier than I thought ;-)


  • +1 Another cool thing is that you can use that to remove functions and methods as well: remove_function( current_filter(), __FUNCTION__ ); and remove_function( current_filter(), array( $this, __FUNCTION__ ) );. Only problem is that you'd still have to extract the priority if it's not 10.
    – kaiser
    Oct 27 '13 at 3:58
  • Sure. We use it in our WCM Language switcher plugin.
    – kaiser
    Oct 28 '13 at 17:49
  • 1
    Dude, PJ Brunet, You're awesome. This little bit of code just saved me. I wanted to find a way to create an ACF repeater that you can choose the section of the page, and then made a bunch of action hooks to output the sections. But I couldn't figure out how to get the function to figure out the hook it was on. This did the trick perfectly. You're the king.
    – rgb_life
    Feb 13 '20 at 4:32

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