How can I add the order by date created to this function?

if ( !isset( $gmw['search_results']['custom_taxes'] ) )

$taxonomies = apply_filters( 
    get_object_taxonomies( $post->post_type, 'names' ), 

$output ='';

foreach ( $taxonomies as $tax ) {

    $terms = get_the_terms( $post->ID, $tax );

    if ( $terms && !is_wp_error( $terms ) ) {

        $termsArray = array();
        $the_tax = get_taxonomy( $tax );

        foreach ( $terms as $term ) {
            $termsArray[] = $term->name;
  • 5
    Where do you have the terms' creation date from? It's not stored by default as far as I remember.
    – birgire
    Sep 29 '16 at 18:08

If you want to achieve that, then you need to add creation_date for each taxonomy, hooked with 'create_category' (or create_YOURTAXONOMYNAME) function.

lets say,for example, you add a new category :

add_action( "create_category", 'my_func123', 10, 2 ); 
function my_func123( $term_id, $tt_id){
    update_option('my_taxnm_date_'.$term_id, time());

then later, anytime, you will be able to get the creation date for each taxonomy id:

foreach ( $terms as $term ) {
   $termsArray[]['Name'] = $term->name;
   $termsArray[]['Date'] = get_option('my_taxnm_date_'.  $term->term_id) ;

now, you just have to sort the array, like: ksort($termsArray[]); and then you will have sorted array.

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