get_post_meta

get_post_meta

by Expert of Tech

get_post_meta : Firstly, It is the most important function to retrieves a post meta field for the given post ID in WordPress. so let’s learn about get_post_meta function. Get_post_meta have 3 parameter. They are $post_id, $key, $single.

Parameters of get_post_meta

$post_id: (int) (Required) Post ID.
$key: (string) (Optional) The meta key to retrieve. By default, returns data for all keys.
Default value
$single: (bool) (Optional) Whether to return a single value. This parameter has no effect if $key is not specified.
Default value: false
function get_post_meta( $post_id, $key = '', $single = false ) {
    return get_metadata( 'post', $post_id, $key, $single );
}

Since both evaluate as false, you can use get_post_meta directly in conditionals, like this:

if( ! get_post_meta( '1', 'non-existing_meta', true ) ) {}if( ! get_post_meta( '1', 'non-existing_meta', false ) ) {}// both ifs will get run if no meta field is found; since// array() == false and '' == false

Default uses:

<?php $meta = get_post_meta($post_id); ?>

Change the $post->ID to the specific ID of the post. It is displaying the correct output.

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