If I wanted to get a custom field of the current user I would use something like this.

<?php echo get_user_meta($user_info->ID,'address_line_2',true);?>

This time however I want the author so I tried multiple version of the following to no avail.

$thisauthorID = get_the_author_ID();

echo get_the_author_meta($thisauthorID,'address',true)

Any ideas?



get_the_author_meta() != get_user_meta().
Change to:
echo get_the_author_meta('address', $thisauthorID);

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  • humm - not sure i get the difference. get_the_author_meta() defaults to the current user, unless the second parameter is defined. Where as get_user_meta(id) means the user id must be passed in. Is that the main difference? – emeraldjava Sep 6 '12 at 16:38
  • I think get the author will default to the author of the current post object, not the current user. That's why you have to pass current user's id. – WraithKenny Jul 17 '17 at 15:21

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