Warning: This function has been deprecated. Use get_the_author_meta() instead.

get_profile( string $field, false|int $user = false )

Retrieve user data based on field.

Description Description

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) User meta field.


(false|int) (Optional) User ID to retrieve the field for. Default false (current user).

Default value: false

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Return Return

(string) The author's field from the current author's DB object.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/deprecated.php

function get_profile( $field, $user = false ) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '3.0.0', 'get_the_author_meta()' );
	if ( $user ) {
		$user = get_user_by( 'login', $user );
		$user = $user->ID;
	return get_the_author_meta( $field, $user );

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
3.0.0 Use get_the_author_meta()
1.5.0 Introduced.

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