registered_meta_key_exists( string $object_type, string $meta_key, string $object_subtype = '' )

Checks if a meta key is registered.

Description Description

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The type of object.


(string) (Required) The meta key.


(string) (Optional) The subtype of the object type.

Default value: ''

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Return Return

(bool) True if the meta key is registered to the object type and, if provided, the object subtype. False if not.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/meta.php

function registered_meta_key_exists( $object_type, $meta_key, $object_subtype = '' ) {
	$meta_keys = get_registered_meta_keys( $object_type, $object_subtype );

	return isset( $meta_keys[ $meta_key ] );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.9.8 The $object_subtype parameter was added.
4.6.0 Introduced.

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