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How to get logged in user recently read posts in wordpress?

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Get logged in user recently read posts in wordpress


Hello, welcome to therichpost.com. In this post, I will tell you, How to get logged in user recently read posts in wordpress?  WordPress is the best cms. WordPress hooks(add_action, add_filter) give us the power to edit or change the code without interruption into the files and this is the best thing about wordpress. Now I am going to tell you how the hooks work.

In this post, I will do the trick that, if user will logged in and he/she wants to check recent read post or article and then he/she will easily track with below code and this is very interesting.

Here is complete working and tested code to Get logged in user recently read posts in wordpress:

You need to add below code into your theme’s functions.php file:

function shortcode_update_recent() {
    if( is_user_logged_in() ) {
        $post_id = get_the_ID();
        $uu_id = get_current_user_id();

        add_post_meta($post_id,'_post_read_by', get_current_user_id(), false);
add_shortcode('track_user_recently_read', shortcode_update_recent );

function shortcode_recent() {
     $uu_id = get_current_user_id();

    $args = array(
        'posts_per_page'   => 10,
        'meta_key'         => '_post_read_by',
        'meta_value'       => $uu_id,
        'post_type'        => 'post',
        'post_status'      => 'publish',

    $posts_array = get_posts( $args );
    foreach ( $posts_array as $post ) : 
     echo $post->post_title;
add_shortcode('display_user_recent', shortcode_recent );

 You need to add below code into your theme’s single.php file:

echo do_shortcode('[track_user_recently_read]');

 You need to add below code into your theme’s template file, where you want show logged-in user recent read posts  and I am just getting the post title but we can get all the post content like post feature image and many more :

<?php echo do_shortcode('[display_user_recent]'); ?>

 Now you are done and if you have query related to this post or you want to do some more with this code then please do comment below and I will come with wordpress hooks.


Ajay Malhotra
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Hello to all. Welcome to therichpost.com. Myself Ajay Malhotra and I am full stack developer. I love coding. I know Wordpress, Core php, Angularjs, Angular 2, Angular 6, Angular 7, laravel, Codeigniter, Shopify, Squarespace, Jquery, Google Map Api, Vuejs, Reactjs, Bigcommerce etc.

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