$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)
User 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.
$users->setAdminThemeByRole($adminTheme, Role $role)
intSet admin theme for all users having role 
$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 3.0.209

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