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post_custom() WP 1.5.0

Retrieve post custom meta data field.

No Hooks.

Return

Array/String/false. Array of values, or single value if only one element exists. False if the key does not exist.

Usage

post_custom( $key );
$key(string)
Meta data key name.
Default: ''

Changelog

Since 1.5.0 Introduced.

Code of post_custom() WP 5.5.2

<?php
function post_custom( $key = '' ) {
	$custom = get_post_custom();

	if ( ! isset( $custom[ $key ] ) ) {
		return false;
	} elseif ( 1 === count( $custom[ $key ] ) ) {
		return $custom[ $key ][0];
	} else {
		return $custom[ $key ];
	}
}