If you are looking for a way to get the WordPress user ID then you are in right place. In this tutorial, I will show you 10 ways to get the user ID in WordPress.
There could be many reasons you need a user ID and you don’t know how to get it and where I can see it. I also sometimes search on google to find a suitable way to find the user ID for my custom functionality.
So I decide to make a tutorial on this topic on how to find the user ID in WordPress and show you the best 10 ways to get the WordPress user ID and I also get remember 😉
So let’s get started.
Get User ID in WordPress
To get the user ID in WordPress is very easy and you can get it by following the simple steps. You will see many ways to get the user ID in WordPress in this tutorial guide and then you can perform your action based on it.
If you are not a technical person then you can also find the user ID using some of the following methods. And for the developer, you will be better understand programmatically ways to get the user ID.
So let’s see the one-by-one 10 ways to get the user ID in WordPress.
1. Find User ID in WordPress Dashboard User Profile
This is a very easy method to know the user ID. To get the user ID from their profile page, you have to login into the WordPress dashboard.
In this method, you cannot get your own ID from the profile page but using other programmatically methods you can get your own ID.
So after login navigate to Users > All Users from the left sidebar options then click on the Edit option of any user to visit their profile page.
2. Find User ID by Hovering User
This method is also similar to the first method. In this method, you have to just visit on User list page by following this path Users > All Users.
Then, when you hover the mouse on the users you will see the link at the bottom of the window. And from there you can get a user’s ID.
3. Get Current Logged-in User ID
This is the method where you can get the currently logged-in user ID in WordPress. This is a programmatically way and you to call the WordPress function to get the current user ID.
So use the
get_current_user_id() function in your template file or any function file, it will return the currently logged-in user ID.
There is another function
wp_get_current_user() that you can also use to get the current user ID. See the following code line for reference.
wp_get_current_user() function, you can also get the other user’s info like the first name, last name, email, username, etc.
So I would recommand that if you only need a user ID then use
get_current_user_id() as simple and if you also want to get other user’s info then use
4. Get User ID by Email
If you have a user’s email and want to know the user’s ID by their email ID then this method is best for you. You just need to call the
get_user_by() WordPress function. It will return you object and you can get the user ID from it.
5. Get User ID by Username
Same as the above method if you know the user’s username then you can get the user ID of that user. Just call the same above function
get_user_by() and get the ID from the object.
6. Get User ID by Metadata
Now let’s suppose you just have the user’s first name and last name and want to find the user ID, Is it possible? Of course possible to get the user’s details from their first name and last name.
So use the following code to get user data from the user meta table.
With user’s first name
With user’s last name
The above code will give you an array and you can loop through using the foreach to get the user ID.
Bonus: You can use the
get_user_meta($id, $meta_key, true) function to get the user’s details by any meta key. You just have to pass the user ID and meta key.
7. Get User ID by Post ID
If you are doing any customization for your WordPress posts and want to add a feature that is dependent on user ID. So you can get the user ID using this method with help of WordPress post ID.
The above code will give you the WP_Post object and it has a post_author ID as a user ID and you can simply get it.
8. Get User ID from WooCommerce Order
If you have woocommerce integrated with WordPress and doing some custom functionality in woocommerce and you need a customer ID to get from order then how you can do this?
Well! it is very easy, you just have to call the
wc_get_order() function with order id and then get the customer ID from the return object using the
There is also an alternative way that you can also use it. Use the get_post_meta() function with order id and meta key. See the following code for reference.
9. Find User ID by Plugin
This method is for those who don’t know much about coding and want a simple and easy solution to reveal the user’s ID in the WordPress dashboard.
After installing the plugin, It will show you one additional column in the user list table by following this path Users > All Users.
10. Find User ID from phpMyAdmin
This method is for advanced developers, who are familiar with phpMyAdmin and how to access the database to get details.
Go to phpMyAdmin and then select the database and then wp_users table and showing in the following image. Here you can run the SQL query to filter the users.
So in this tutorial, you learned about how to get the user ID in WordPress using many different ways. I hope this article helped you to find the specific user ID or currently logged-in user ID.
If you have questions regarding this article or any queries, please let me know in the comment section, I’ll help you with that.