Is it possible to run a function every time a post is deleted. The function has to be run when the post is deleted from the admin or by the wp_delete_post() function.

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Yes, by adding an action to the before_delete_post, delete_post, or deleted_post actions.

  • I was wondering how i could get the post id of the post being deleted. additionally, would this still work if multiple posts are deleted?
    – shammer
    Jan 8, 2012 at 9:01
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    @shammer the post id is passed to your function, see the code sample on the delete_post page above. not sure how it behaves when multiple posts are deleted, I assume the action is triggered multiple times.
    – Milo
    Jan 8, 2012 at 16:28

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