How to get current user in wordpress?

To get current user data in wordpress you should you wp_get_current_user() function.


wp_get_current_user() returns WP_User object.

<?php
$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
echo 'Username: ' . $current_user->user_login . '<br />';
echo 'User email: ' . $current_user->user_email . '<br />';
echo 'User first name: ' . $current_user->user_firstname . '<br />';
echo 'User last name: ' . $current_user->user_lastname . '<br />';
echo 'User display name: ' . $current_user->display_name . '<br />';
echo 'User ID: ' . $current_user->ID . '<br />';
?>

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