Hello I am new to WP and PHP, I am trying to create a class that takes (maybe) an array of arrays, then used to generate N° add_action for each array passed.


  "name" => "my_custom_action",
  "cb" => "function(){return true;}" 

This is the code I wrote until now.

class Actions {

    public function __construct($actions){
      $this->actions = $actions;

      foreach($this->actions as $action){
        add_action($action['name'], $action['cb']);


I was reading about the create_function() method, but it's deprecated.

I would like to understand how to create multiple add_action with a single call basically, instead of writing every time the function and then add the action in the constructor.

I also found this: https://www.php.net/manual/en/functions.anonymous.php

It's used to generate functions instead of using create_function(), but I do not understand it very well.


Check out the php callable manual.

A PHP function is passed by its name as a string. Any built-in or user-defined function can be used, except language constructs such as: array(), echo, empty(), eval(), exit(), isset(), list(), print or unset().

However, in your code sample you are using an anonymous function, which can be passed directly.

[ array( "name" => "my_custom_action", "cb" => function(){return true;} ) ]

  • Thank you very much for the info mate. – d0t_m Feb 28 '20 at 13:38

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