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Is it possible to paginate posts correctly that are random ordered?

I found this problem on Wordpress Support and the topic unfortunately is now closed. I have this same issue... (read below) We have created a site where members can recommend things like favourite ...
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Adding 'menu order' column to custom post type admin screen

I want to use the menu order attribute to control ordering for a custom post type that's going to be used for a specific purpose. It's easy enough to add this to the CPT via supports => ...
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WP_Query - Order results by meta value

I've checked around and haven't seen an answer which works as of yet. I have a WP_Query with the following arguements: $args = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => ...
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Sort on meta value but include posts that don't have one

I've been modifying the built in WP search using the pre_get_posts filter, allowing the user to sort the posts (including a bunch of custom post types) by different fields. The problem I'm having ...
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Ignoring initial articles (like 'a', 'an' or 'the') when sorting queries?

I'm currently trying to output a list of music titles and would like to have the sorting ignore (but still display) the initial article of the title. For example if I had a list of bands it will be ...
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Using Orderby and meta_value_num to order numbers first then strings

I have a list of products, each with a price in a custom field stored as text such as "2.50" or "5.00" and I am displaying them on the page with a custom query that sorts by the price: ...
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alphabetically order role drop-down selection in dashboard

The site I'm working on will have a very large number of unique user roles via a members plugin. Because of that, I'd like to have the Role drop-down selection on the Add New User page to display ...
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Custom post type - order field

In a custom post type, is there a way to include the "order" field that is available for pages? Is there any built-in logic that prevents duplicate values in the "order" field? The idea is to be ...
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Displaying a custom post type alphabetically

I've created a custom post type which now has around 100 posts in it. I simply want to display these in alphabetical order by the post title rather than the default which seems to be most recent ...
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Select all in parent category, group by child category?

I am trying to format a custom post type for a "series". Each post is an Episode, each Episode belongs to a Season, and each Season belongs to a series (just like a TV show). I have the following: ...
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Order by optional meta key?

I'm building the sorting functionality for a custom post type, and I have a custom meta value for "Featured" posts. This value is set when you tick the checkbox, otherwise it is not set. Using the ...
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Different post sort order within different categories

I need to give each post a unique post order for multiple Categories (per post) it is in. I can imagine a solution using custom fields whereby for each Category there is a corresponding custom field ...
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Sort posts by custom field numeric value using dropdown

I've read umpteen answers and questions about things that are very similar to this but I just can't get it to work for my specific situation. I have some posts with a category of "property". In ...
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How to get order of posts?

How can I get the order through which the query is done? For example, my woocommerce product archive page is querying by ordering according to the order_by select box (as seen below). How can I get ...
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1answer
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Order get_terms() By Custom Field

I want to order my categories like I order my pages. I've added an extra field called Order to my taxonomy, but how do I order my terms by this value? Adding and Saving my Order Value: /** Add New ...
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Sort posts by popularity/page views

How can I sort posts by popularity or page views in my template file? I guess I need to count page views first, is there any good plugin to integrate with to sort posts by views or what is the best ...
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Re-order media links?

I'm trying to re-order the links in the media box when selecting an image. I want to move "Use as featured image" above the insert into post button. I also want to rename the "Use as featured image" ...
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How to put last edited entry on top of the blog-post list?

In the list of my blog posts, the "last published" entry is on top. I'd like to view the "last edited" entry on top of that list. I couldn't find a setting for that, so how can I realize it?
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Display all posts in category, with specific tag posts at top

Rephrase question I need to order posts inside the loop for my category car. What I need, if I visit the category page of car, I need all posts tagged BMW to display first, and then the other posts ...
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Show child pages by menu order using Superfish Dropdown menu?

I'm using the superfish dropdown menu to create a drop down menu. It's created the menu fine showing all the parent pages with the child pages in drop down's below. The only problem I have is that ...
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order users with drag'n'drop?

There are many plugins out there that let you order Pages and/or Posts with drag and drop. Is there something similar to order users? Or if not, is it possible to create a plugin for that (i.e. are ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How can I custom order the results from wp_list_categories?

I am using wp_list_categories to return (you guessed it) a list of categories within a custom taxonomy. The orderby parameter accepts sorting by ID, name, slug, count, and term_group. Is there a way ...
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Post date vs. event date in Wordpress

If I'm creating a WordPress site, what should I do when I have a blog that manages events to keep date events? For instance, in my own case, I'm making a travel blog where some histories have a real ...
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order by second word in title?

I have full names as title posts and want to order it by the surname. How could i do this with wordpress? in PHP it would be along the lines of - SELECT * from posts ORDER BY ...
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2answers
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How do I reorder (pop and push) items from WP_Query?

I have this piece of code: $normal_args = array( 'order' => 'desc', 'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1, 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' ...
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Ordering posts having multiple post-meta date fields

Hello WordPress developers. Over the years, I've found answers to many questions I've had with WordPress. I want to thank you for your help. Today, I have a question myself, and seek for expert ...
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How to order users alphabetically by their last name?

I use the following shortcode and function to display members of some departments: add_shortcode( 'list_of_members', 'members_listing' ); /* usage: [list_of_members department = 'psychology'] */ ...
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Query by one meta_key and sort by another (possibly NULL value)

I want to query by 1 meta key, but sort by another key that may or may not exist, and then by post date So the end result would be something like: Meta Key A / Date 1 Meta Key A / Date 2 Meta Key B ...
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1answer
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Order posts by ID in the given order

In the back-office of my theme, the users can choose which posts to display in the front page, and they can also choose in which order the selected posts should appear. I have tried like this: ...
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2answers
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Trying to perform complex custom field query with order by set to field value

I've got two custom fields for event posts: event-start and event-end. When I'm querying for current events, I'd like to show any post where the event-start OR the event-end is greater than or equal ...
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Move admin menu at the end

I installed a plugin for my users in WPMU and I want to make it appear at the end of the admin menu .... I tried this but the menu never appears at the end: function custom_menu_order($menu_ord) { ...
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2answers
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Order Posts by Closest Numeric Values

I'm using custom post types to display properties and have a custom price field assigned to each post. On the property page I want to display a list of four similarly priced properties, two less than ...
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Is there a way to do multiple ordering on a multiple meta_query?

I'm experimenting with searches and multiple criterias and ordering. Let's say we have a real estate site, all posts have 2 custom fields (price and surface), and we want the visitor to be able to ...
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273 views

next and previous post link ordered alphabetically

I found a snippet, which order all posts alphabetically. I wonder if is there a way to make it working just for one post-type? I have some custom post type in my website, and i want one of them to be ...
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1answer
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multiple orderby in pre_get_posts action

I used to be able to sort query results by 2 criteria ("sort results first by status=unsold ASC then by date DESC) like this: add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_get_posts' ); function my_get_posts( ...
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3answers
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How to order posts (woocommerce products) alphabetically but ignore certain words, eg 'The' and 'An'

I need to order my Wordpress posts (that happen to be Woocommerce products) alphabetically, but I want to ignore certain words, eg. 'The' and 'A' and 'An'. Is there a function or filter that can be ...
2
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1answer
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Secondary Sort (fallback) for WP_Query

What I'm after is creating a secondary (or default) orderby option for a custom query. Here is what I have: $post_args = array( 'post_type' => $taxfunc_post_type, 'meta_key' => ...
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Order Posts by Taxonomy and Meta Value

It's possible to order posts by Meta Value. It's possible to order posts by more than one value. And thanks to the code below it's possible to order by taxonomy. But how can I alter the code below ...
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1answer
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Arrange and separate posts

On a particular archive page I've created, I'm listing a number of posts by post name and they're listed in alphabetical order. Is there away to have them separated even further? As in all posts ...
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Query Posts in a Predefined Order

I am using the query_posts function to list a 10 specific posts which lookup by post id. I have an array which looks like this.. Array ( [0] => 17983 [1] => 17932 [2] => 18030 ...
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what types of order can I pass to get_posts() via orderby?

Here describes get_posts() function. I would like to know what types of order can I pass to get_posts? in WP admin, I can see menu order, title, date, random and ...
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Orderby = none not working [duplicate]

I'm trying to set 'orderby = none' to my loop but it is not working. Here's my code: $query = new WP_Query(array('showposts'=>2, 'post__in' => array(99,4,5,2,8,55), 'orderby'=>'none')); ...
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Sort Order for a Custom Query in a Post Type Archive Not Working

I have a custom post type for events set up and am displaying the posts in a custom post type archive "archive-events.php". I am using Advanced Custom Fields to put an event date "event_date" on ...
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1answer
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Use meta box drag and drop to order items independently

I am using one meta box for each image in a custom post type, and I would like to use the drag and drop functionality to allow the client to easily reorder them, the problem is when one custom post is ...
2
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1answer
536 views

Rearrange elements outputted by comment_form()

I'm currently developing a custom theme from scratch. In the past week, I've been trying to change the order of the HTML elements output by the comment_form(). I basically don't know any PHP, and I ...
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1answer
625 views

Order posts by (hierarchical custom) taxonomy terms and term children

The scenario a custom post type wiki a (hierarchical) custom taxonomy topics a page template archive-wiki.php The situation Posts show up and get ordered by post_date (which is the default). The ...
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How can I set a default listing order on the admin page for a custom taxonomy? (without plugins)

I'm researching this problem for days without any success... What I want is very simple: to see my custom taxonomy terms sorted by ID on the admin page. I can't believe that something this simple ...
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Order tags, but not alphabetically

I'm trying to figure out how to arrange tags on a post using a method other than alphabetically. For example, a post has the following tags; alpha, beta, charlie. The post will always organize tags in ...
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Custom Post Type order by modified date and custom meta field issue

I'm creating a plugin with some kind of offers that users can publish. User, in his custom administration panel, can managed his own offers. Offers are free and premium. If offer is premium it take ...
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Custom Post order for homepage

I would like to display a dropdown on the homepage which contains [most popular, most recent, trending] and when a user selects on of them the posts are page reloads and the posts are sorted in that ...