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I'm using WP_User_Query to bring back a list of users. I'm passing a list of specific users to be included in results. For example:

    $user_ids = array( 1, 5, 9, 61, 24, 12 );

    $args = array(
        'include' => $user_ids,
        'count_total' => true,
        'search' => sanitize_text_field( $_GET['phrase'] )
    );

    $query = new WP_User_Query( $args );

Results are currently ordered by user_login. How can I modify my query so that the results returned are ordered by my $user_id array? For example, if 3 users are to be returned (let's say IDs 5, 61 and 12), then user 5 should be displayed first, user 61 second and user 12 third.

Ref: http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_User_Query

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I think that instead of dealing with complex SQL queries and ways to make WordPress use them, a simple uasort can do the trick:

$uids = array( 1 );

$user_query = new WP_User_Query( array( 'include' => $uids ) );

$users = (array) $user_query->results;

usort( $users, function( $a, $b ) use( $uids ) {
  return array_search( $a->ID, $uids) < array_search( $b->ID, $uids ) ? -1 : 1;
} );

// use as usual
foreach ( $users as $user ) {
    echo '<p>' . $user->display_name . '</p>';
}
  • out of interest, is there a way to achieve the same effect by modifying the actual query (instead of using usort after the query has run)? – henrywright Oct 30 '14 at 21:35
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I know it's late, but if someone interested try: $args['orderby'] = 'include';

Worked for me..

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    Hi Dima, thanks for your answer. Would you mind editing it to explain further why this works/what it does? Thanks very much! – Tim Malone May 10 '16 at 23:42

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