I'm trying to figure out how to link a logged-in user to his profile settings, but I can't seem to find a function that generates this link (like wp_settings_url() or wp_profile_url()) Is there a default function for this?


The user edit page of the current user is /wp-admin/profile.php, so you can just do admin_url( 'profile.php' ), which is the way it is used in the WP source code.

  • Worked perfectly for me as well, nice elegant solution. Thanks Jan. – Lars Koudal Mar 16 '11 at 14:48

Combination of other answers:

<a href="<?php echo admin_url( 'user-edit.php?user_id=' . $curauth->ID, 'http' ); ?>">Edit Profile</a>

I'm using this on author.php, that's why I've already got the user ID on the page. That way an admin gets a link to edit that user's profile rather than their own.


Possibly something like this?

<?php get_currentuserinfo();

global $user_ID;
if (” != $user_ID) { ?>

<a href="/wp-admin/user-edit.php?user_id=<?php the_author_ID(); ?>">Edit

<?php } ?>
  • Haven't had chance to check this out but should work! – Vince Pettit Jan 7 '11 at 12:43

If you're only interested in the current user, use get_edit_profile_url():

<a href="<?php esc_attr_e( get_edit_profile_url() ); ?>">
    <?php esc_html_e( 'Link to your profile' ); ?>

If you want to display a link to another user's profile, use get_edit_user_link():

$user = get_userdata( $user_id );
if ( $user ):
    <a href="<?php esc_attr_e( get_edit_user_link( $user->ID ) ); ?>">
        <?php esc_html_e( $user->user_login ); ?>

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