add_action( $hook, $function_to_add, $priority, $accepted_args );

I am unenable to understand what the code is used for? What are the inbuilt parameters and functions are mostly used in add_action?


From Codex:


add_action( $hook, $function_to_add, $priority, $accepted_args );



(string) (required) The name of the action to which $function_to_add is hooked. (See Plugin API/Action Reference for a list of action hooks). Can also be the name of an action inside a theme or plugin file, or the special tag "all", in which case the function will be called for all hooks)

Default: None


(callback) (required) The name of the function you wish to be hooked. Note: Only string-formatted syntaxes listed in the PHP documentation for the 'callback' type are valid.

Default: None


(int) (optional) Used to specify the order in which the functions associated with a particular action are executed. Lower numbers correspond with earlier execution, and functions with the same priority are executed in the order in which they were added to the action.

Default: 10


(int) (optional) The number of arguments the hooked function accepts. In WordPress 1.5.1+, hooked functions can take extra arguments that are set when the matching do_action() or apply_filters() call is run. For example, the action comment_id_not_found will pass any functions that hook onto it the ID of the requested comment.

Default: 1

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The answer is written on the Codex page

what are the inbuilt parameters and functions are mostly used in add_action

Not sure what you are asking there, but if you mean how are they used? then take this example.

function my_title( $title ) {
    return "A new page title";
add_filter( 'wp_title', 'my_title', 10, 1 );

Somewhere before Wordpress creates the title for a page, it will call apply_filters('wp_title',$title);. The above function will hook into that call (meaning it will call your function) then your new function can change it's value.

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