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I'm wondering what is the best way to sort posts on homepage using a small algorithm like custom_field_votes / ( post_hours_old + 2 ) ^ 1.8

I have tried creating a new custom field with the result but updating all posts at once or even hourly with a cron doesn't sound very good (performance).

Any opinions?

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What have you already tried? Please show us your research. –  kaiser Sep 2 '13 at 11:37
Please don't link to external sources. Just edit your question and add the code there. –  kaiser Sep 2 '13 at 14:14

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