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Search users on username, email address, firstname and lastname

If you want to do a search in your WordPress users, or in Ultimate Member members, (which amounts to the same thing), you would think this can be easily done with a meta_query, or with the search query functionality that is built in into WordPress.

This is not the case! When creating some code doing this, I discovered that with a meta_query, a user searched by username doesn’t get found. Looking in the query that is created by WordPress, I noticed that WordPress only searches in the wp_user_meta table. The username is part of the wp_users table.

On the other hand, if you use the “search” query, WordPress only searches in the users table, so won’t find users by firstname or lastname.

To solve it, you have to combine the two. In the example below, the totalusers variable contains the list of users that matches the input $str on either username, user_nicename, user_email, firstname, or lastname. You can extend it at will of course.

//search usertable
$wp_user_query = new WP_User_Query(
  array(
    'search' => "*{$str}*",
    'search_columns' => array(
    'user_login',
    'user_nicename',
    'user_email',
  ),

) );
 $users = $wp_user_query->get_results();

//search usermeta
 $wp_user_query2 = new WP_User_Query(
  array(
    'meta_query' => array(
    'relation' => 'OR',
      array(
        'key' => 'first_name',
        'value' => $str,
        'compare' => 'LIKE'
      ),
    array(
        'key' => 'last_name',
        'value' => $str,
        'compare' => 'LIKE'
      )
    )
  )
 );

$users2 = $wp_user_query2->get_results();

$totalusers_dup = array_merge($users,$users2);

$totalusers = array_unique($totalusers_dup, SORT_REGULAR);
Ultimate Member

Automatically send private messages in Ultimate Member

For a project where messages had to be sent automatically to the users without additional email being sent, I’ve chosen to use private messages for this purpose.

In this project when a user uploads a new file, a private message should be sent to another user. This way there is not a flood of annoying emails. Ultimate Member will send an email if the receiving user does not log in to check his private messages. This email will normally be sent once a day.

In the code where the update is received, I add this function:

rsp_send_private_message($to, $from, $message);

 /** 
  * Send a private message from a user to a user 
  * 
  * @since   
  * @param  int $to   User id the message is directed to
  * @param  int $from User id the message should come from
  * @param  string $message The text message
  * @return bool             void 
*/
function rsp_send_private_message($to, $from, $message){
  global $ultimatemember, $um_messaging;
  // Create conversation and add message
  $_POST['content']  = "Automatically generated message: " . $message;
  $conversation_id = $um_messaging->api->create_conversation( $to, $from );
  //$output['messages'] = $um_messaging->api->get_conversation($to, $from, $conversation_id );
  $_POST['content'] = "";
  do_action('um_after_new_message', $to, $from, $conversation_id );
}
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