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Returns a Person Object. This function can be used to load an existing person from the database, or to create a new person object.

Loading A Person

To load an existing person, pass in ONE of the following parameters:

  • id - user's db id
  • nick - user's nick
  • email - user's email
  • authSecret - user's authentication secret
  • passwordResetCode - user's password reset code (for use by the reset password script in the core_authentication Pod)

For example, the following code will load user id 1:

$person = $POD->getPerson(array(

This will load the user who registered with the name 'Chester':

$person = $POD->getPerson(array(

Creating a Person

You can create a new person object either by passing 0 parameters to this function, OR by passing a nick, email and password.

Create a brand new, empty user:

$new_user = $POD->getPerson();

Create a new user by passing in all the deets:

$new_user = $POD->getPerson(array(


Be sure to check for errors! In some instances, the person object may not be created properly, and will throw an error.

if (!$new_user->success()) {
  echo $new_user->error();
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