This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

_wp_delete_tax_menu_item( int $object_id, int $tt_id, string $taxonomy )

Serves as a callback for handling a menu item when its original object is deleted.



(int) (Optional) The ID of the original object being trashed. Default 0.


(int) (Optional) Term taxonomy ID. Unused.


(string) (Optional) Taxonomy slug.


File: wp-includes/nav-menu.php

function _wp_delete_tax_menu_item( $object_id = 0, $tt_id, $taxonomy ) {
	$object_id = (int) $object_id;

	$menu_item_ids = wp_get_associated_nav_menu_items( $object_id, 'taxonomy', $taxonomy );

	foreach ( (array) $menu_item_ids as $menu_item_id ) {
		wp_delete_post( $menu_item_id, true );


Version Description
WP-3.0.0 Introduced.