Function: wp_set_current_user

wp_set_current_user( integer $id, string $name )

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.

Parameters

Name Type(s) Default Value Description
$id integer

User ID

$name string ''

User's username

Returns

WP_User

Current user User object

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