This function returns a given user’s current point balance for a specific point type. If you are looking to get a users total balance, consider using the mycred_get_users_total_balance function instead.

If you are using version 1.7.3 or older, you must use the mycred_get_users_cred function name instead of this one. Both work exactly the same.

Available since version 1.7.4


(int | float | bool) Returns a users balance without any prefix or suffix formatting. If the user ID is invalid or the user is excluded, the function will return FALSE.


Param Type Required Description
function mycred_get_users_balance(
$user_id int Yes

The users numeric ID.

$point_type string No

The point type key. Should only be used if you require the balance of a custom point type.

) { ... }


Example 1: Get the current users balance.

$user_id = get_current_user_id();
$balance = mycred_get_users_balance( $user_id );

Example 2: Get the BuddyPress profiles custom point type balance.

$profile_id = bp_displayed_user_id();
$balance    = mycred_get_users_balance( $profile_id, 'customtypekey' );