I am trying to find a way of getting a users membership account age?

For example - I want to display:

Member since - 2010

I have looked here:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference and all over the web but I can not find anything.

Can you help please?

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    Could you add the code you used to get result/output? Because, sorry to say, you didnt do a real search OR used the wrong text.... Take a look here or here or here and so on. – Charles Oct 6 '16 at 13:50
  • Hi Charles, I have already ready these three links and I am sorry to say this didn't work for me. Thanks! – Tired_Man Oct 6 '16 at 15:26

The answer from @Ralf912 (the second 'here' in my comment!) is all you need/want.

This little function should help you out:
(please make a backup of functions.php before adding this code snippet in that file.

 * Display Members registration year
 * @author @Ralf912
 * @return date(year)
 * @uses   echo do_shortcode( '[memberSince]' );
 * @version Wordpress 4.6.1
add_shortcode( 'memberSince', 'wpse241751_display_year' );
function wpse241751_display_year(){
    $users = get_users();

    foreach( $users as $user ) {
        $udata = get_userdata( $user->ID );
        $registered = $udata->user_registered;
        printf( 'Member since %s<br>', date( 'Y', strtotime( $registered ) ) );

You can use now the following shortcode [memberSince] for explample in a template you can add: echo do_shortcode( '[memberSince]' ); this will display(example): Member since 2016

To add also a month you could change in that function date( 'Y', into date( 'M Y',.

Please read also Codex info about: get_userdata and get_users

Last edit/update

There is also a way to display the outcome by adding the code directly in a Template by using the following snippet.

 $users = get_users();
 foreach( $users as $user )
    $udata = get_userdata( $user->ID );
    $registered = $udata->user_registered;
    printf( 'Member since %s<br>', date( 'Y', strtotime( $registered ) ) );

Be aware that you have to remove the shortcode from the template and that when using this approach the function is useless and therefore also should be removed from functions.php.

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  • Hey Charles, thanks for much for this but it is printing out several times - see my screenshot: – Tired_Man Oct 6 '16 at 17:53
  • postimg.org/image/k8kflu5kr – Tired_Man Oct 6 '16 at 17:53
  • To be honest, I have no clue, and it could maybe help to add that part where it comes from, a template? Imho it shouldn't repeat itself for any reason. – Charles Oct 6 '16 at 22:33
  • Wicked no worries. Thank you very much for your help I will accept your solution. Have a great weekend :) – Tired_Man Oct 7 '16 at 5:38
  • @Ben, thank you fro responding, I will update/edit the answer with anothor approach which (maybe)prevents the "echoing" from output on the screen. Meaning by that, code which you can use directly in a Template. Have a great weekend too. – Charles Oct 7 '16 at 14:16

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