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I am using the publish_post action to run some checks on a user after their post is published:

$author_ID = ????

add_action('publish_post', 'rhb_check_current_user', 10, $author_ID);

How can I get the original author's ID?

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use

add_action('publish_post', 'rhb_check_current_user');

and in your rhb_check_current_user function check using the global $post:

function rhb_check_current_user(){
    global $post;
    $author_id = $post->post_author;
    ...
    ...
}
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I think get_currentuserinfo() is what you're looking for.

  • This would work if everybody published their own articles, however I want to get the original author's ID (not the person who reviewed the article). – idea Mar 17 '11 at 4:52
  • Isn't it easier if the reviewer doesn't change the original Author of that article? If not mistaken, once you change the original Author even post revision doesn't store that info. – zeo Mar 18 '11 at 21:48

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