This is for online scientific journal. I have posts attached to categories. Those posts are also attached to custom taxonomy called journals.

First I need to retrieve all the posts that are attached to specific custom taxonomy term. Then I need to list the posts ordering them by their category names.

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I’m thinking of prefixing all the category names so that I can order them by their names like this:

01 Some category name

02 Another category name

03 Category name

04 And so on

Here’s my query:

$term = get_term_by( 'slug', get_query_var('term'), 

get_query_var('taxonomy') );
$term_date = get_term_meta($term->term_id, 'journal_date', true);

$journals = get_terms('journals');

$jurloop = new WP_Query(
        'post_type' => 'post',
        'posts_per_page' => -1,
        'order'   => 'ASC',
        'tax_query' => array(
              'taxonomy' => 'journals',
              'field' => 'id',
              'terms' => $term, // Where term_id of Term 1 is "1".
              'include_children' => true

The the loop:

<?php if ($jurloop->have_posts()) :  ?>
   <?php while ( $jurloop->have_posts() ) : $jurloop->the_post(); ?>
            my stuff
   <?php endwhile; ?>
<?php endif; ?>

How can I order the posts by the names of the categories that they are attached to?

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