_wp_get_current_user

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This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness. Use wp_get_current_user() instead.

Summery Summery

Retrieves the current user object.

Syntax Syntax

_wp_get_current_user()

Description Description

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.

Return Return

(WP_User) Current WP_User instance.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/user.php

 *
 * 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.
 *
 * @since 4.5.0
 * @access private
 *
 * @see wp_get_current_user()
 * @global WP_User $current_user Checks if the current user is set.
 *
 * @return WP_User Current WP_User instance.
 */
function _wp_get_current_user() {
	global $current_user;

	if ( ! empty( $current_user ) ) {
		if ( $current_user instanceof WP_User ) {
			return $current_user;
		}

		// Upgrade stdClass to WP_User.
		if ( is_object( $current_user ) && isset( $current_user->ID ) ) {
			$cur_id       = $current_user->ID;
			$current_user = null;
			wp_set_current_user( $cur_id );
			return $current_user;
		}

		// $current_user has a junk value. Force to WP_User with ID 0.
		$current_user = null;
		wp_set_current_user( 0 );
		return $current_user;
	}

	if ( defined( 'XMLRPC_REQUEST' ) && XMLRPC_REQUEST ) {
		wp_set_current_user( 0 );
		return $current_user;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the current user.
	 *
	 * The default filters use this to determine the current user from the
	 * request's cookies, if available.
	 *

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Version Description
4.5.0 Introduced.

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