WOOF_Collection :: by( String $name, String $order = "ASC", Boolean $case_insensitive = true, Boolean $clone = false, String $numeric = "AUTO" )

Returns:

A synonym for the WOOF_Collection::sort method, to sort the collection by the value of a property specified. A “property” here can be a genuine object property, or the result of a method call as handled by the WOOF_Wrap::get method. 

Example:

Parameters:

  • String $name

    The name of the property whose values will be used to sort the collection

  • String $order = "ASC"

    The order of the sort – “ASC” for ascending, “DESC” for descending

  • Boolean $case_insensitive = true

    Whether alphanumeric sorting will ignore case.

  • Boolean $clone = false

    If true, the original collection will be untouched, and a clone of the sorted collection will be returned instead.

  • String $numeric = "AUTO"

    Can be either:
    * “AUTO” which will use numeric sorting for known numeric properties such as menu_order and id, and string sorting for all others,
    * true which will force a numeric sort
    * false which will use string sorting

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