_wp_get_current_user ( No parameters )

  • private
  • (WP_User) Current WP_User instance.
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Retrieves the current user object.Will set the current user, if the current user is not set. The current user will be set to the logged-in person. If no user is logged-in, then it will set the current user to 0, which is invalid and won't have any permissions. This function is used by the pluggable functions wp_get_current_user() and get_currentuserinfo(), the latter of which is deprecated but used for backward compatibility.

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wp_get_current_user, wp_set_current_user, set_current_user, get_current_user_id, get_current_site

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