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I have an ajax function which switches the view type of the user's posts from list mode to grid mode via ajax but the problem is that when the wp query is being called it can't get the id of the user's profile that is being viewed. It works when I manually input an id number but it doesn''t work when I try to use things like $user->ID or $user_id or $user['ID']. Can someone please help me figure this out?

Here is my current php function and it's written inside my functions.php file:

function profile_view(){

$args = array(
        'post_type' => 'listings',
        'post_status'    => 'publish',
        'meta_query' => array(
            array(
                'key' => 'stm_car_user',
                'value' => $user->ID
            )
        )
    );

$query = new WP_Query($args);
//$query = stm_user_listings_query('1', 'publish');

$response = array();

//Grid/list settings
$view_list = '';
$view_grid = '';
$view_map = '';
$current_link_args = array();
if(!empty($_GET)){
    $current_link_args = $_GET;
}

$view_list_link = $view_grid_link = $view_map_link = $current_link_args;
$view_list_link['view_type'] = 'list';
$view_grid_link['view_type'] = 'grid';
$view_map_link['view_type'] = 'map';


if(!empty($_GET['view_type'])) {
    if ( $_GET['view_type'] == 'list' ) {
        $view_list = 'active';
    } elseif ( $_GET['view_type'] == 'grid' ) {
        $view_grid = 'active';
        $current_link_args['view_type'] = 'grid';
    }
    elseif ( $_GET['view_type'] == 'map' ) {
        $view_map = 'active';
        $current_link_args['view_type'] = 'map';
    }
} else {
    $view_list = 'active';
}


    if ( $query->have_posts() ):
    ob_start();

    $template = 'partials/listing-cars/listing-list-directory-loop';
    if(!empty($_GET['view_type']) and $_GET['view_type'] == 'grid') {

    $template = 'partials/listing-cars/listing-grid-directory-loop';

    } elseif(!empty($_GET['view_type']) and $_GET['view_type'] == 'map') {

    $template = 'partials/listing-cars/listing-map';

    } else {

    $template = 'partials/listing-cars/listing-list-directory-loop';

    }


    while ( $query->have_posts() ) {
        $query->the_post();

        get_template_part($template);

    }

    $response['html'] = ob_get_contents();
    ob_end_clean();
else:

endif;
wp_reset_postdata();

$show_pagination = true;
if(!empty($query->found_posts) and !empty($query->query_vars['posts_per_page'])) {
    if($query->found_posts < $query->query_vars['posts_per_page']) {
        $show_pagination = false;
    }
}

$response = json_encode( $response );

echo $response;
exit;
}

 add_action('wp_ajax_profile_view' , 'profile_view');
 add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_profile_view','profile_view');

I'm not looking to use wp_get_current_user() either as that only shows posts from currently logged in users, I want to be able to see all posts by a certain user when I'm viewing their profile even when I'm not logged in...

Here is the ajax function:

$('.stm-view-by-profile a:not(.view-map)').on('click', function(e){
        e.preventDefault();
        var viewType = $(this).data('view');
        $('#stm_view_type_profile').val(viewType);
        $('.stm-view-by-profile a').removeClass('active');
        $(this).addClass('active');

        var data_form = $('.user_posts').serialize();

        $.ajax({
            url: ajaxurl,
            dataType: 'json',
            context: this,
            data: data_form + '&action=profile_view',
            beforeSend: function(){
                $('.stm-ajax-row').addClass('stm-loading');
            },
            success: function (data) {
            console.log(data);
           $('.stm-isotope-sorting').html(data.html);
           $('.stm-ajax-row').removeClass('stm-loading');
            }
        });
    });
  • viewing what profile, where? – Milo May 18 '18 at 15:31
  • @Milo say for example I'm on www.mydomain.com/author/someauthor and there is a list of posts by that particular author and it's in list mode, I want to switch to grid mode on the click of a button by ajax and the above code works and switches it to grid mode but it doesn't display the correct posts... – Matt H May 18 '18 at 15:36
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EDIT: You need to get the variable from AJAX in you case you need to do:

function profile_view() {
$user_id = $_GET["user_id"]; // name of hidden input

$args = array(
        'post_type' => 'listings',
        'post_status'    => 'publish',
        'meta_query' => array(
            array(
                'key' => 'stm_car_user',
                'value' => $user_id
            )
        )
    );
...
  • That only shows posts from currently logged in users I don' want that, I want to be able to see all posts by a certain user when I'm viewing their profile even when I'm not logged in... – Matt H May 18 '18 at 15:28
  • So, you need to pass a variable from JS to php with the user id? – IvanMunoz May 18 '18 at 15:33
  • Yes I just need the user_id to display or be fetched or be called or whatever...I can't find the correct method of doing so... – Matt H May 18 '18 at 15:35
  • How do you call wp_ajax_profile_view? jQuery? And when do you call it? – IvanMunoz May 18 '18 at 15:37
  • I will edit my question and add it in and it's called when the button is clicked. – Matt H May 18 '18 at 15:40

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