$users API variable / Users class

Manages all users (User objects) in ProcessWire.

Click any linked item for full usage details and examples. Hookable methods are indicated with the icon. In addition to those shown below, the Users class also inherits all the methods and properties of: PagesType and Wire.

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Common

NameReturnSummary 
$users->add($name)
UserAdd new User with the given name and return it.
$users->delete($user)
boolDelete the given User.
$users->find($selector)
PageArrayReturn the User(s) matching the the given selector query.
$users->get(string $selectorString)
Page NullPage nullGet the user by name, ID or selector string 
$users->getCurrentUser()
UserReturns the current user object 
$users->getGuestUser()
UserGet the 'guest' user account 
$users->save($user)
boolSave given User.
$users->setCurrentUser(User $user)
(nothing)Set the current system user (the $user API variable) 

For hooks

These methods are only useful for hooking and should not be called directly.

NameReturnSummary 
$users->added($user)
(nothing)Hook called just after a User is added
$users->deleteReady($user)
(nothing)Hook called before a User is deleted
$users->deleted($user)
(nothing)Hook called after a User is deleted
$users->saveReady(Page $page)
arrayHook called just before a user is saved
$users->saved($user, array $changes)
(nothing)Hook called after a User has been saved

Additional methods and properties

In addition to the methods and properties above, Users also inherits the methods and properties of these classes:

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.160

Twitter updates

  • ProcessWire 3.0.161 adds support for selector operator stacking, enabling you automatically broaden searches in a single pages.find() call— More
    26 June 2020
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    19 June 2020
  • Preview of ProcessWire 3.0.160 with auto-enable of two-factor authentication, new version of TfaEmail and TfaTotp, and new selector operators coming next week. More
    12 June 2020

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  • Powerful new text-searching abilities in 3.0.160
    In ProcessWire 3.0.160 we’ve got some major upgrades and additions to our text-search abilities. This brings a whole new level of power to $pages->find() and similar API calls, especially when it comes to search engine type queries.
    Blog / 19 June 2020
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