GET /sites/$site/users/login:$user_id

Get details of a user of a site by login.

Resource Information

Method GET
Requires authentication? Yes

Method Parameters

Parameter Type Description
$site (int|string) The site ID or domain.
$user_id (string) The user's login.

Query Parameters

Parameter Type Description
context (string)
(default) Formats the output as HTML for display. Shortcodes are parsed, paragraph tags are added, etc..
Formats the output for editing. Shortcodes are left unparsed, significant whitespace is kept, etc..
http_envelope (bool)
Some environments (like in-browser JavaScript or Flash) block or divert responses with a non-200 HTTP status code. Setting this parameter will force the HTTP status code to always be 200. The JSON response is wrapped in an "envelope" containing the "real" HTTP status code and headers.
pretty (bool)
Output pretty JSON
meta (string) Optional. Loads data from the endpoints found in the 'meta' part of the response. Comma-separated list. Example: meta=site,likes
fields (string) Optional. Returns specified fields only. Comma-separated list. Example: fields=ID,title
callback (string) An optional JSONP callback function.

Response Parameters

Parameter Type Description
ID (int) The ID of the user
login (string) The login username of the user
email (string) The email of the user
name (string) The name to display for the user
first_name (string) The first name of the user
last_name (string) The last name of the user
nice_name (string) The nice_name to display for the user
URL (string) The primary blog of the user
avatar_URL (url) Gravatar image URL
profile_URL (url) Gravatar Profile URL
site_ID (int) ID of the user's primary blog
roles (array|string) The role or roles of the user

Resource Errors

These are the possible errors returned by this endpoint.

HTTP Code Error Identifier Error Message
400 invalid_input The roles property must be a string or an array.
403 unauthorized_edit_owner Current user can not edit blog owner
403 unauthorized_no_promote_cap User cannot promote users for specified site
404 unknown_user Unknown user
404 unknown_user_for_site Unknown user for site
403 unauthorized You cannot change your own role
403 unauthorized User cannot access this private blog.
403 unauthorized User cannot access this restricted blog
403 unauthorized User cannot view users for specified site


curl \
 -H 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN' \
$options  = array (
  'http' => 
  array (
    'ignore_errors' => true,
    'header' => 
    array (
      0 => 'authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN',

$context  = stream_context_create( $options );
$response = file_get_contents(
$response = json_decode( $response );


    "ID": 18342963,
    "login": "binarysmash",
    "email": false,
    "name": "binarysmash",
    "URL": "http:\/\/",
    "avatar_URL": "http:\/\/\/avatar\/a178ebb1731d432338e6bb0158720fcc?s=96&d=identicon&r=G",
    "profile_URL": "http:\/\/\/binarysmash",
    "roles": [