I can't remove a filter that added by media-tags plugin. it was originally added this way:

add_filter( 'attachment_fields_to_edit', 'mediatags_show_fields_to_edit', 11, 2 );

I tried to remove it this way:

remove_filter( 'attachment_fields_to_edit','mediatags_show_fields_to_edit', 11, 2 );

Where I did wrongly? How can I remove this filter?


It depends on the call sequence. Are you sure that the remove_filter is called after the add_filter and before the attachment_fields_to_edit filter is invoked? Add few trace statements and verify.

  • the original filter was added inside a function that hooked up with 'admin_init'. My remove_filter is hooked up with my plugin's init. I will try to change my hook to see how. thanks! – Jenny Jun 6 '12 at 6:47
  • You can use the same hook admin_init with a lower priority to ensure that your method is called later. – Dakshinamurthy Karra Jun 6 '12 at 6:50

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