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An example of how to fetch post meta using the new WP_Post object.
<?php
/**
* Pre WordPress 3.5, this is how we had to fetch post meta
*/
$post = get_post();
$last_name = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_last_name', true );
/**
* As of WordPress 3.5, the new WP_Post object allows us to fetch post meta this way
*/
$post = get_post();
$last_name = $post->_last_name;
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joshespi commented May 9, 2022

this was exactly what i needed thank you.

I was trying to get this in a plugin function and it kept returning a bool instead of a string. I assume now it's because the proper post ID wasn't getting used.

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