get_users( array $args = array() )

Retrieve list of users matching criteria.

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Parameters Parameters


(array) (Optional) Arguments to retrieve users. See WP_User_Query::prepare_query(). for more information on accepted arguments.

Default value: array()

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Return Return

(array) List of users.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/user.php

function get_users( $args = array() ) {

	$args = wp_parse_args( $args );
	$args['count_total'] = false;

	$user_search = new WP_User_Query($args);

	return (array) $user_search->get_results();

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Version Description
3.1.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Codex

    An example using the ‘search’ field.

    $blogusers = get_users( array( 'search' => 'john' ) );
    // Array of WP_User objects.
    foreach ( $blogusers as $user ) {
    	echo '<span>' . esc_html( $user->user_email ) . '</span>';

    This example will find and display all users that have a user name, ID, email of “john”. You can also do wild card search by adding an * before or after your search query. For example, to search for all users that start with “jo”, you would pass something like “jo*”.

    The results will be all users whose user names, IDs, or emails that start with “jo”. The * can be placed before or after your search query. When placed before, the results will be all users that end in your query.

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