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get_metadata() WP 1.0

Retrieve metadata for the specified object.

✈ 1 time = 0.00013s = fast | 50000 times = 1.0s = very fast
Hooks from function:
Return

Mixed. Single metadata value, or array of values

Usage

get_metadata( $meta_type, $object_id, $meta_key, $single );
$meta_type(string) (required)
Type of object metadata is for (e.g., comment, post, or user)
$object_id(int) (required)
ID of the object metadata is for
$meta_key(string)
Metadata key. If not specified, retrieve all metadata for the specified object.
Default: ''
$single(true/false)
If true, return only the first value of the specified meta_key. This parameter has no effect if meta_key is not specified.
Default: false

Code of get_metadata: wp-includes/meta.php VER 4.9.8

<?php
function get_metadata($meta_type, $object_id, $meta_key = '', $single = false) {
	if ( ! $meta_type || ! is_numeric( $object_id ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	$object_id = absint( $object_id );
	if ( ! $object_id ) {
		return false;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters whether to retrieve metadata of a specific type.
	 *
	 * The dynamic portion of the hook, `$meta_type`, refers to the meta
	 * object type (comment, post, or user). Returning a non-null value
	 * will effectively short-circuit the function.
	 *
	 * @since 3.1.0
	 *
	 * @param null|array|string $value     The value get_metadata() should return - a single metadata value,
	 *                                     or an array of values.
	 * @param int               $object_id Object ID.
	 * @param string            $meta_key  Meta key.
	 * @param bool              $single    Whether to return only the first value of the specified $meta_key.
	 */
	$check = apply_filters( "get_{$meta_type}_metadata", null, $object_id, $meta_key, $single );
	if ( null !== $check ) {
		if ( $single && is_array( $check ) )
			return $check[0];
		else
			return $check;
	}

	$meta_cache = wp_cache_get($object_id, $meta_type . '_meta');

	if ( !$meta_cache ) {
		$meta_cache = update_meta_cache( $meta_type, array( $object_id ) );
		$meta_cache = $meta_cache[$object_id];
	}

	if ( ! $meta_key ) {
		return $meta_cache;
	}

	if ( isset($meta_cache[$meta_key]) ) {
		if ( $single )
			return maybe_unserialize( $meta_cache[$meta_key][0] );
		else
			return array_map('maybe_unserialize', $meta_cache[$meta_key]);
	}

	if ($single)
		return '';
	else
		return array();
}

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