WP_User_Query::parse_orderby( string $orderby )

Parse and sanitize ‘orderby’ keys passed to the user query.


Parameters Parameters

$orderby

(string) (Required) Alias for the field to order by.


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Return Return

(string) Value to used in the ORDER clause, if $orderby is valid.



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Source Source

File: wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php

	protected function parse_orderby( $orderby ) {
		global $wpdb;

		$meta_query_clauses = $this->meta_query->get_clauses();

		$_orderby = '';
		if ( in_array( $orderby, array( 'login', 'nicename', 'email', 'url', 'registered' ) ) ) {
			$_orderby = 'user_' . $orderby;
		} elseif ( in_array( $orderby, array( 'user_login', 'user_nicename', 'user_email', 'user_url', 'user_registered' ) ) ) {
			$_orderby = $orderby;
		} elseif ( 'name' == $orderby || 'display_name' == $orderby ) {
			$_orderby = 'display_name';
		} elseif ( 'post_count' == $orderby ) {
			// @todo Avoid the JOIN.
			$where             = get_posts_by_author_sql( 'post' );
			$this->query_from .= " LEFT OUTER JOIN (
				SELECT post_author, COUNT(*) as post_count
				FROM $wpdb->posts
				$where
				GROUP BY post_author
			) p ON ({$wpdb->users}.ID = p.post_author)
			";
			$_orderby          = 'post_count';
		} elseif ( 'ID' == $orderby || 'id' == $orderby ) {
			$_orderby = 'ID';
		} elseif ( 'meta_value' == $orderby || $this->get( 'meta_key' ) == $orderby ) {
			$_orderby = "$wpdb->usermeta.meta_value";
		} elseif ( 'meta_value_num' == $orderby ) {
			$_orderby = "$wpdb->usermeta.meta_value+0";
		} elseif ( 'include' === $orderby && ! empty( $this->query_vars['include'] ) ) {
			$include     = wp_parse_id_list( $this->query_vars['include'] );
			$include_sql = implode( ',', $include );
			$_orderby    = "FIELD( $wpdb->users.ID, $include_sql )";
		} elseif ( 'nicename__in' === $orderby ) {
			$sanitized_nicename__in = array_map( 'esc_sql', $this->query_vars['nicename__in'] );
			$nicename__in           = implode( "','", $sanitized_nicename__in );
			$_orderby               = "FIELD( user_nicename, '$nicename__in' )";
		} elseif ( 'login__in' === $orderby ) {
			$sanitized_login__in = array_map( 'esc_sql', $this->query_vars['login__in'] );
			$login__in           = implode( "','", $sanitized_login__in );
			$_orderby            = "FIELD( user_login, '$login__in' )";
		} elseif ( isset( $meta_query_clauses[ $orderby ] ) ) {
			$meta_clause = $meta_query_clauses[ $orderby ];
			$_orderby    = sprintf( 'CAST(%s.meta_value AS %s)', esc_sql( $meta_clause['alias'] ), esc_sql( $meta_clause['cast'] ) );
		}

		return $_orderby;
	}

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