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get_usermeta() WP 2.0.0

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

Retrieve user metadata.

If $user_id is not a number, then the function will fail over with a 'false' boolean return value. Other returned values depend on whether there is only one item to be returned, which be that single item type. If there is more than one metadata value, then it will be list of metadata values.

No Hooks.

Return

Mixed. Null. Nothing.

Usage

get_usermeta( $user_id, $meta_key );
$user_id(int) (required)
User ID
$meta_key(string)
Metadata key.
Default: ''

Notes

  • See: get_user_meta()

Changelog

Since 2.0.0 Introduced.
Deprecated Since 3.0.0 Use get_user_meta()

Code of get_usermeta() WP 5.7.1

<?php
function get_usermeta( $user_id, $meta_key = '' ) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '3.0.0', 'get_user_meta()' );
	global $wpdb;
	$user_id = (int) $user_id;

	if ( !$user_id )
		return false;

	if ( !empty($meta_key) ) {
		$meta_key = preg_replace('|[^a-z0-9_]|i', '', $meta_key);
		$user = wp_cache_get($user_id, 'users');
		// Check the cached user object.
		if ( false !== $user && isset($user->$meta_key) )
			$metas = array($user->$meta_key);
		else
			$metas = $wpdb->get_col( $wpdb->prepare("SELECT meta_value FROM $wpdb->usermeta WHERE user_id = %d AND meta_key = %s", $user_id, $meta_key) );
	} else {
		$metas = $wpdb->get_col( $wpdb->prepare("SELECT meta_value FROM $wpdb->usermeta WHERE user_id = %d", $user_id) );
	}

	if ( empty($metas) ) {
		if ( empty($meta_key) )
			return array();
		else
			return '';
	}

	$metas = array_map('maybe_unserialize', $metas);

	if ( count($metas) == 1 )
		return $metas[0];
	else
		return $metas;
}