get_user_meta ( $user_id, $key = '', $single = false )

  • (int) user_id User ID.
  • (string) key Optional. The meta key to retrieve. By default, returns data for all keys.
  • (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 meta data field if `$single` is true. False for an invalid `$user_id` (non-numeric, zero, or negative value). An empty string if a valid but non-existing user ID is passed.
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Retrieves user meta field for a user.

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