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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#56229 new defect (bug)

Attempt to read property "user_nicename" on bool in link-template.php on line 265

Reported by: psimatrix's profile psimatrix Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.0
Component: Permalinks Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by sabernhardt)

PHP Warning: Attempt to read property "user_nicename" on bool in .../wp-includes/link-template.php on line 265

if the $authordata == false from get_userdata() then this will produce the error. If the current post object is not set, it will produce the error.

Change History (3)

#1 @sabernhardt
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Permalinks
  • Description modified (diff)

(line 265 is within get_permalink())

This ticket was mentioned in PR #3141 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by Tabrisrp.

22 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Prevent PHP warning when reading user_nicename property from $authordata variable

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#3 @sabernhardt
22 months ago

Thanks for the report and for the patch!

Plugins can replace the get_userdata function (and/or get_user_by). In case the custom function returns an unexpected type, could checking whether $authordata is an object be a better condition?

	if ( is_object( $authordata ) ) {
		$author = $authordata->user_nicename;
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