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I have a second user table in my WordPress database for a separate application that I am integrating. I need to be able to delete a user from this second table when the user is deleted in the WordPress admin. I understand that the the add_action hook I need to use is deleted_user, but what would I use as an identifier in the WHERE clause of $wpdb->delete query?

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Using the delete_user action you can pass in the user_id and use that as a basis to delete the user from your addtiional table. This is, of course, assuming you use the user_id to make a relation between the two table. If not you can use get_userdata() passing in the user_id to get more user information. It would look something like this:

function custom_remove_user( $user_id ) {
    // $user_meta = get_userdata( $user_id );    // IF you need additional user info before removal
    ...
}
add_action( 'delete_user', 'custom_remove_user', 10 );
  • Thank you for the clarification! It worked like a charm! – Heather Feuerhelm Mar 17 '15 at 21:02
  • @HeatherFeuerhelm Great! If this was helpful be sure to upvote and click the checkmark so future readers know that this question was answered! – Howdy_McGee Mar 17 '15 at 21:04

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