I create a file name custom.php which is like below:

class customClass{ 
   function dothisfunction( $mobiles , $message ){
      //use parameters

In my function.php file I add the following code:

$number = '09112223344';
$mymsg = 'nadia is testing';
$myClass = new customClass();
add_action( 'publish_post', array( $myClass ,'dothisfunction', $number, $mymsg ) );

but it returns error, the error is :

PHP Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, array must have exactly two members in C:\xampp\htdocs\wp-includes\class-wp-hook.php on line 288

How can I solve it? Can anyone help me?

2 Answers 2


The publish_post post takes two arguments first is $ID of the post that is being published and the second is the $post instance (See codex). I modified your code a bit below.

Your class is almost identical just renamed the parameters of the function to not cause confusion.

class customClass{ 
   function dothisfunction( $ID, $post ){
      echo "something";

No need for the $number and $mymsg in the array() because you only need to specify instance and the method to be used of the instance.

$myClass = new customClass();
add_action( 'publish_post', array( $myClass ,'dothisfunction' ), 10, 2 );

Also, you should specify how much parameters you are passing to dothisfunction in add_action as 4th parameter.

  • here is new problem with this change i want to call this function once, when new post publish but the function will be run multiple times.
    – Nadia
    Commented Jun 8, 2019 at 7:16

To hook your method dothisfunction to action publish_post, you should use add_action() this way:

$myClass = new customClass();
add_action( 'publish_post', array( $myClass, 'dothisfunction' ), 10, 2 );

The number of arguments accepted by the function is specified in the 4th parameter of add_action().

However, this number can not be greater than the number of arguments passed in do_action(), because it is the do_action() that decides how many and what arguments will be passed to the functions hooked to specific action hook.

More about actions you can read here.

  • that's great but the problem is before new post , even if I just click the post the function trigger multiple times! i just want it to be run when i put a new post !
    – Nadia
    Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 5:15
  • 1
    @Nadia You can use save_post (for any type) or save_post_{$post->post_type} hook (for specific post type) and check if $update argument is FALSE. add_action( 'save_post_POST_TYPE', array( $myClass, 'dothisfunction' ), 10, 4 );
    – nmr
    Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 6:34

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