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User

Basic usage

The Themosis framework comes with a User class that gives you shortcuts to core WordPress user functions. The User class extends the core WP_User class. So every core methods are available to your User instances as well.

Create a new user

In order to create a new user, simply use the make() method like so:

use Themosis\Support\Facades\User;

$user = User::make('username', 'secret', 'email@company.com');

This will create a new user with a username of username, a password of secret assigned to the email@company.com email address.

If WordPress is able to register the user it returns a User instance. If the user already exists it throws a Themosis\User\Exceptions\DuplicateUserException. If there is an error it throws a Themosis\User\Exceptions\UserException.

Also note that the make method is performing a validation on user credentials. The username and password must be at least 6 characters long. If the validation fails, it throws a Themosis\User\Exceptions\UserException.

When using the User facade make method, you create each time a new instance.

Get current user

Use the current method in order to retrieve the currently logged in user:

use Themosis\Support\Facades\User;

$user = User::current();

Get user by ID

If you have the User ID, you can retrieve an instance of this user by calling the get method like so:

use Themosis\Support\Facades\User;

$user = User::get(24);

Check for a specific role

Check if your user instance has a specific role:

$user = User::current();

if ($user->hasRole('editor')) {
    // Do something
}

Set a role to a user

You can modify a user role by calling the setRole method like so:

$user =  User::current();
$user->setRole('editor');

Check user capability

You can verify if a currently logged in user has a specific capability by using the can method:

$user = User::current();

if ($user->can('edit_posts')) {
    // Do something
}

Update user

You can update properties of a user by calling the update method and providing as an argument an array of user properties.

Note that the ID property is automatically inserted so you don't have to look after. See the wp_insert_user() function for a list of properties you can pass to the array:

$user = User::current();

$user->update([
    'user_url'   => 'http://www.somewebsite.com',
    'user_email' => 'foo@bar.com'
]);

Update user meta

You can also update user meta data by leveraging the updateMetaData method on a user instance. You can update only one user meta data with the method. The first argument is a user meta key and the second argument its value:

$user = User::current();

$user->updateMetaData('first_name', 'Julien');

If the update fails, the framework throws a Themosis\User\Exceptions\UserException.

User custom fields

You can define user custom fields by leveraging the UserField facade class. First create a new instance using the make method and then use the set method for registration:

use Themosis\Support\Facades\UserField;

UserField::make()
    ->set();

Add custom fields

User custom fields are organized by sections. You can add user fields without creating a section. By default, the framework is managing a default section where fields, not associated with one, get sorted.

In order to define new user custom fields, you may call the add method and pass it a field instance like so:

UserField::make()
    ->add(Field::text('favorite_color'))
    ->set();

You can chain multiple calls to the add method in order to define more user fields:

UserField::make()
    ->add(Field::text('favorite_color'))
    ->add(Field::integer('age'))
    ->set();

Add sections

You can also organize your user custom fields by sections. You can add as many sections as you want by passing a Section instance to the add method. A section instance requires a section ID as the first parameter, a section title as the second parameter and a list of custom fields as the third argument:

use Themosis\Support\Facades\Field;
use Themosis\Support\Facades\UserField;
use Themosis\Support\Section;

UserField::make()
    ->add(new Section('social', 'Social', [
        Field::text('twitter'),
        Field::text('facebook')
    ]))
    ->set();

Validation

The user field instance is using the illuminate/validation package in order to validate user custom fields values. Specify a rules option on the fields you wish to validate:

UserField::make()
    ->add(Field::text('favorite_color', [
        'rules' => 'required'
    ]))
    ->add(Field::integer('age', [
        'rules' => 'numeric|min:18'
    ]))
    ->add(new Section('social', 'Social', [
        Field::text('twitter', [
            'rules' => 'url'
        ])
    ]))
    ->set();

See the official Laravel documentation for a list of available validation rules to use with your fields.

Retrieve value

By default, all user fields names are prefixed by th_. If you define a user field with a name of age, it is stored inside the WordPress database table as th_age.

In order to retrieve a user field value, we suggest you to use the core Wordpress get_user_meta function:

$user = User::current();
$age = get_user_meta($user->ID, 'th_age');

Change prefix

By default all user fields names are prefixed by th_. You can modify the prefix by passing a prefix option to the user field make method like so:

UserField::make([
    'prefix' => 'wp_'
])
    ->set();

If you don't want to use a prefix, pass an empty string value to the prefix option.

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