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username_exists ›

Since2.0.0
Deprecatedn/a
username_exists ( $username )
Parameters:
  • (string) $username Username.
    Required: Yes
Returns:
  • (int|false) The user's ID on success, and false on failure.
Defined at:
Codex:

Determines whether the given username exists.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the {@link https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/basics/conditional-tags/ Conditional Tags} article in the Theme Developer Handbook.



Source

function username_exists( $username ) {
	if ( $user = get_user_by( 'login', $username ) ) {
		$user_id = $user->ID;
	} else {
		$user_id = false;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters whether the given username exists or not.
	 *
	 * @since 4.9.0
	 *
	 * @param int|false $user_id  The user's ID on success, and false on failure.
	 * @param string    $username Username to check.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'username_exists', $user_id, $username );
}