I currently have a WP_query where I am getting posts from a specific set of authors. To this, I want to add specific categories as well.
$args = array( 'author__in' => $authors, 'posts_per_page' => 12, 'paged' => $paged );
$authors is an array containing users' ids.
So, I need to query posts from both, authors and categories.
I was thinking about using something like this:
'tax_query' => array( 'relation' => 'OR', array( 'taxonomy' => 'category', 'field' => 'id', 'terms' => array ( $cat_ids ), ), array( 'taxonomy', => 'user', 'field' => 'id', 'terms' => array( $user_ids ), ) )
I know user is not a taxonomy; however, I am looking for something similar that works.
Well, I tried this and it is working so far:
$args = array( 'author__in' => $authors, 'category__in' => $terms, 'posts_per_page' => 12, 'paged' => $paged );
Is there a better way?
My previous edit is not working the way I wanted. The caveat is that when only categories are specified, no posts show up. I need an OR relation.
I havent been able to find a solution. When I use author_in and category_in for the arguments, wordpress only shows posts from authors and not both. I need to show posts from authors AND categories. What am I doing wrong here?