function get_user_by( $field, $value ) {}

Retrieve user info by a given field


  • string $field: The field to retrieve the user with. id | slug | email | login
  • int|string $value: A value for $field. A user ID, slug, email address, or login name.

Return values

returns:on failure, WP_User object on success

Source code

function get_user_by( $field, $value ) {

	$userdata = WP_User::get_data_by( $field, $value );

	if ( !$userdata )

		return false;

	$user = new WP_User;

	$user->init( $userdata );

	return $user;



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