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get_profile() WP 1.5.0

Deprecated in 3.0.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use get_the_author_meta() instead.

Retrieve user data based on field.

  • See: get_the_author_meta()

No Hooks.

Return

String. The author's field from the current author's DB object.

Usage

get_profile( $field, $user );
$field(string) (required)
User meta field.
$user(false/int)
User ID to retrieve the field for.
Default: false (current user)

Code of get profile: wp-includes/deprecated.php WP 5.2.2

<?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 );
}