I'd like to employ a sort order option in my theme to allow categories to be sorted similar to pages. Can anyone recommend a plugin that does this?
I needed this requirement a while back. There's a selection of plugins available, but nothing took my fancy. They were (in my opinion) either too bloated, poorly written, or the UI was either lacking or overly complex.
Then I stumbled upon Term Menu Order. Essentially it adds a
menu_order field to the terms database, and you use it the same way as the menu order for pages. Very simple, does the job!
NB: I actually took the concept and rewrote in what I considered an improvement.
- It's oh-so-slightly less heavy on memory
- Adds a simple
orderby=term_orderargument available for term function
- Can control which taxonomies support ordering, either through the
register_taxonomy()call or with WordPress hooks
- Fixes one particular flaw - same terms in different taxonomies will share the same order, my plugin fixed this
If this takes your fancy I can share :) My spin on the Term Order Plugin (MediaFire)
The MediaFire upload has had it's day, apologies. Will get a replacement set-up, perhaps on GitHub, soon...
I have just released a plugin that attempts to tackle this issue: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-taxonomy-sort/. All you do it add the order for the individual terms, much like with pages, and the sorting is magically done for you.