I'm currently building a plugin that uses a table that contains rows with an 'active' field set to 1.

If an admin deletes a user from the system, I want to change this value to 0.

I found an 'onUserDelete' event documented but can't work out where or how to use it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


I now have this code in the init() function of my plugin controller but deleting a user does not seem to fire the code:


    craft()->on('users.onDeleteUser', function(Event $event) {
        $user = $event->params['user'];

        $userId = $user->id; // ???????


Any ideas?


From the documentation on events, they follow this pattern:

craft()->on('component.eventName', function(Event $event) {
    // ...

So in your example, it'd be something like this and you'd want to add it to your plugin's init() method in the main plugin class.

public function init()

    craft()->on('users.onDeleteUser', function(Event $event) {
        $user = $event->params['user'];
        $userToTransferContentTo = $event->params['transferContentTo']

The full list of available events and the parameters they have can be found here.

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  • Thanks, it doesn't seem to work though. I've edited the question to show how my code looks at the moment. – H2ONOCK Nov 6 '15 at 19:24
  • Updated my answer. – Brad Bell Nov 6 '15 at 19:26
  • Thanks Brad, that really helps. I feel like I'm close now. I can't seem to find how to get the user's id from that $user var which I believe to be of UserModel type? I've updated my question with the latest code. – H2ONOCK Nov 6 '15 at 19:38
  • You're correct and that should do it! – Brad Bell Nov 6 '15 at 19:39
  • It doesn't :( I'm pretty sure it's not firing. The same code to cancel a membership is used elsewhere so I know that works. I'm not sure $userId = $user->id; is correct because I can't see an id mentioned in the UserModel documentation. – H2ONOCK Nov 7 '15 at 11:25

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