get_post_meta ( $post_id, $key = '', $single = false )

  • (int) post_id Post ID.
  • (string) key Optional. The meta key to retrieve. By default, returns data for all keys. Default empty.
  • (bool) single Optional. Whether to return a single value. This parameter has no effect if `$key` is not specified. Default false.
  • (mixed) An array of values if `$single` is false. The value of the meta field if `$single` is true. False for an invalid `$post_id` (non-numeric, zero, or negative value). An empty string if a valid but non-existing post ID is passed.
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Retrieves a post meta field for the given post ID.

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