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I am attempting to implement some custom sorting logic for a column but are facing issues in the pre_get_posts hook. The value of the orderby property on the query is not returning the value corresponding to the currently selected sorted column. I have no plugins installed and are using the latest wordpress version 6.1.1 for context. Here is my code:

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'users_custom_column_query' );

function users_custom_column_query( $query ) {
    write_log( 'is main query: ' . var_export( $query->is_main_query(), true ) );
    write_log( 'orderby value: ' . var_export( $query->get( 'orderby' ), true ) );
}

Which outputs this on my local test site:

// Output on page site.local/wp-admin/users.php?orderby=email&order=asc:
// is main query: true
// orderby value: ''

Expected output is 'email'. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  • pre_get_posts is for posts and WP_Query, but users.php lists users not posts. Lots of plugins/themes etc use queries too, pre_get_posts can be called multiple times on a request. Are you sure you didn't want pre_get_users?
    – Tom J Nowell
    Dec 27, 2022 at 16:23

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As Tom J Nowell pointed out in the comments, I was targeting the wrong hook for this. Correct hook to modify the WP_User_Query is pre_get_users.

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