Occasionally, you may need to arbitrarily reindex an array of data in PHP. WordPress doesn’t really provide a function for doing this, so I put together this code snippet:
This utility function can be useful for any PHP-based project. It comes in handy when you want to take an indexed array and convert it into an associative array.
For example, taking a collection of posts and indexing them by ID becomes super simple:
$posts = get_posts(); $posts_by_id = index_by( 'ID', $posts );
This function will work equally well with an array of objects or an array of arrays.