wpcom_uncached_get_post_meta

Reads a postmeta value directly from the master database.

This is not intended for front-end usage. This purpose of this function is to avoid race conditions that could appear while the caches are primed. A good scenario where this could be used is to ensure published posts are not syndicated multiple times by checking a postmeta flag that is set on syndication.

Note: this looks complicated, but the intention was to use API functions rather than direct DB queries for upward compatibility.

Parameters

Name Type Description
$post_id int The ID of the post from which you want the data.
$key string A string containing the name of the meta value you want.
$single bool Optional. If set to true then the function will return a single result as a string. If false (the default) the function returns an array.

Return Value

mixed: Value from get_post_meta

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