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I am making a plugin to push changes in user data to an API every time a profile is updated, be it by the user themselves or from the backend. To do this I am hooking into the "profile_update" action. The problem is that I always get the old data. I have tried changing priority for the hook to something ridiculous to no avail.

I am trying this code on a fairly clean install with WooCommerce:

function action_profile_update( $user_id, $old_user_data ) {
    $fname = get_user_meta( $user_id, 'billing_first_name', true );
}
add_action( 'profile_update', 'action_profile_update', 80000, 2 );

I am expecting to retrieve the new billing_first_name variable from the database. I am retrieving the old one. Running this again retrieves the one before, but not the new one etc.

The codex says:

"This hook allows you to access data for a user immediately after their database information is updated." My emphasis.

Is this a bug in WordPress?

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