set_user_setting()WP 2.8.0

Adds or updates user interface setting.

Both $name and $value can contain only ASCII letters, numbers, hyphens, and underscores.

This function has to be used before any output has started as it calls setcookie().

No Hooks.


true|false|null. True if set successfully, false otherwise. Null if the current user is not a member of the site.


set_user_setting( $name, $value );
$name(string) (required)
The name of the setting.
$value(string) (required)
The value for the setting.


Since 2.8.0 Introduced.

set_user_setting() code WP 6.4.1

function set_user_setting( $name, $value ) {
	if ( headers_sent() ) {
		return false;

	$all_user_settings          = get_all_user_settings();
	$all_user_settings[ $name ] = $value;

	return wp_set_all_user_settings( $all_user_settings );