wp_set_current_user ( $id, $name = '' )

  • (int|null) id User ID.
  • (string) name User's username.
  • (WP_User) Current user User object.
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Changes the current user by ID or name.Set $id to null and specify a name if you do not know a user's ID. Some WordPress functionality is based on the current user and not based on the signed in user. Therefore, it opens the ability to edit and perform actions on users who aren't signed in.

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wp_get_current_user, _wp_get_current_user, set_current_user, get_current_user_id, set_current_screen

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