[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #35124: Add get_user() function that maps to get_user_by()

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Wed Dec 16 19:20:23 UTC 2015

#35124: Add get_user() function that maps to get_user_by()
 Reporter:  sc0ttkclark  |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Users        |    Version:
 Severity:  normal       |   Keywords:
  Focuses:               |
  * Retrieve user info by user ID.
  * @since 4.5
  * @param int $user_id User ID
  * @return WP_User|false WP_User object on success, false on failure.
 function get_user( $user_id ) {
         return get_user_by( 'id', $user_id );

 Works like get_userdata but meets the standards of get_{object_type} we've
 put forth in get_post( $id ) / get_term( $id ) / get_comment( $id ) to
 make it easier for new developers coming into WordPress.

 I imagine at some point we could deprecate get_userdata calls, but not
 sure that should be done in the same release this is introduced.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/35124>
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