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I have created a taxonomy called "user_category"

I am able to obtain the id of the term from the current logged in user -

$current_user = wp_get_current_user();
$terms = get_the_terms($current_user->ID, 'user_category' );

With the id for this term, I then want to find all other users that have this same term id.

I have the following, however this does not work, it will return a post -

$args = array(
        'tax_query' => array(
            array(
                'taxonomy' => 'user_category',
                'field' => 'term_id',
                'terms' => 2 // This being the id 
            )
        )
    );
    $postslist = get_posts( $args );

Can someone help point me in the right direction?

  • not sure what you expect get_posts to return if not a post. On a more basic level it is not very clear what is it that you try to do at all – Mark Kaplun Sep 29 '16 at 15:47
  • Obviously get_posts is not what I require. What I need is a list of users that are assigned to the same tax as the current logged in user. – Rory Standley Sep 29 '16 at 15:52
  • users are not content, you should not use taxonomies with them – Mark Kaplun Sep 29 '16 at 15:53
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    you can group them with a meta value or role if that is what you want to do – Mark Kaplun Sep 29 '16 at 15:54
  • What is the best way for me to group them then? – Rory Standley Sep 29 '16 at 15:54
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You can use Wordpress function get_objects_in_term

$users = get_objects_in_term(2, 'user_category'); // 2 being term id

This return array of users that have this same term id.

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