get_currentuserinfo()WP 0.71

Deprecated from version 4.5.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use wp_get_current_user() instead.

Populate global variables with information about the currently logged in user.

1 time — 0.000013 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.01 sec (speed of light) | PHP 7.0.5, WP 4.5.1

No Hooks.

Return

true|false|WP_User. False on XMLRPC Request and invalid auth cookie, WP_User instance otherwise.

Usage

get_currentuserinfo();

Examples

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#1 Demo

global $current_user;

get_currentuserinfo();

echo 'Username: ' . $current_user->user_login . "\n";
echo 'E-mail: ' . $current_user->user_email . "\n";
echo 'Name: ' . $current_user->user_firstname . "\n";
echo 'Last name: ' . $current_user->user_lastname . "\n";
echo 'Display as: ' . $current_user->display_name . "\n";
echo 'User ID: ' . $current_user->ID . "\n";

We get it:

Username: Zedd
E-mail: [email protected]
Name: John
Name: Doe
Display as: John Doe
User ID: 1
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#2 Use of individual variables.

A lot of user data is written to separate global variables, which can be used like this:

global $display_name, $user_email;
get_currentuserinfo();

echo "E-mail address of the user {$user_identity}: {$user_email}";

We get it:
E-mail address of user Leonid: [email protected]

NOTE: the $display_name variable may not work in versions above 2.5, use $user_identity instead.

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#3 Check if the user exists.

To check if the user is authorized (logged in), use the following conditional tag:

if( is_user_logged_in() ){
	// authorized user
}
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#4 Another example: how to split the display between authorized and unauthorized

How to show one text to authorized users and another to unlogged users:

<?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) { ?>
	<!-- text that will be seen by authorized users -->
<?php } else { ?>
	<!-- this text will be seen by users who are not logged in. -->

	<p>To see the entire <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/wp-register.php">register</a>.</p>
<?php } ?>

Notes

Changelog

Since 0.71 Introduced.
Deprecated since 4.5.0 Use wp_get_current_user()

get_currentuserinfo() code WP 6.1.1

function get_currentuserinfo() {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '4.5.0', 'wp_get_current_user()' );

	return _wp_get_current_user();
}