[wp-hackers] Setting the wp_users.deleted flag

Mark Slade markandrewslade at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 15:20:49 UTC 2017

I'm trying to understand how the wp_users.deleted column is used by core.
It looks like it only exists for multisite installs, but wpmu_delete_user()
doesn't use it (it will delete the row and associated metadata).
get_user_by() doesn't take it into account, either. If I turn that flag on
for a user, their row gets highlighted in the Network > Users table, but I
don't see a way to get that state without updating the DB by hand.

This is mostly just curiosity as I couldn't find any documentation on it
other than that it exists.

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