I'm using Gravity Forms User Registration add-on and need to remove the action that include the activate page.

In the add-on, the hook is called like this:

add_action( 'wp',        array( $this, 'maybe_activate_user' ) );

This is added inside a public function called init(), a method from GF_User_Registration class.

What I tried:

add_action('init', function () {
    remove_action('wp', ['GF_User_Registration', 'maybe_activate_user']);
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    The add-on uses $this, so you need to know and be able to access the object (i.e. class instance) in order to unhook the maybe_activate_user function. E.g. If they did $object = new GF_User_Registration;, then you would use remove_action( 'wp', [ $object, 'maybe_activate_user' ] ). But regarding how to find that class instance, you need to check the plugin forums/docs/codebase.
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 15:06
  • @SallyCJ the add-on use a static method called get_instance(). I tried run $object = \GF_User_Registration::get_instance(); and then remove_action('wp', [$object, 'maybe_activate_user']); but didn't have success. Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 15:43
  • Try hooking on init with a greater number as the 3rd parameter, e.g. add_action( 'init', <your function>, 20 ). Or just hook your function on wp with a 1 priority - add_action( 'wp', <your function>, 1 ). That should work, if you're using the correct class instance.
    – Sally CJ
    Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 16:45
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    Thanks @SallyCJ, add a greater number fix the problem. Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 18:54

1 Answer 1


Problem solved!

add_action('init', function () {
    $object = \GF_User_Registration::get_instance();
    remove_action('wp', [$object, 'maybe_activate_user']);
}, 20);

Thanks SallyCJ for the tips!

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