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I am trying to trigger an action in functions.php with the do_action() function, but I appear to need an attribute.

The following

do_action( 'really_simple_share button="facebook_like"');

does not work...

Can you tell me the proper way to make it work (I have tried many other things that did not work either).

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    do you mean do_shortcode('[really_simple_share button="facebook_like"]'); ? – Oleg Butuzov Nov 14 '12 at 20:33
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The correct way is to pass first argument as a unique string which acts as an identifier for the action & any additional arguments after that

do_action('unique_action_tag', $parameter1, $parameter2,,,, & so on);

To attach functions to this action you'll do

// 10 is the priority, higher means executed first
// 2 is number of arguments the function can accept
add_action('unique_action_tag', 'my_custom_function', 10, 2)
function my_custom_function($param1, $param2) {
    // do something
}
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  • ca you do it with MY action ? – menardmam Nov 14 '12 at 21:25
  • You mean $button = 'facebook_like'; do_action('really_simple_share', $button);. Then in "functions.php" add_action('really_simple_share', 'my_function'); function my_function($button) { // do something } – Mridul Aggarwal Nov 14 '12 at 21:33
  • Thank you - this was helpful. I found the documentation here: developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/do_action – Dave Oct 2 '17 at 4:14
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Take a look at this ticket, there is a sample approach to work around this.

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