I am using Woocommerce with Wordpress. Woocommerce allows you to create product categories. In addition You can set all those categories to have a specific parent category. That way you can go to the parent category page and display all the categories with an image and title.

I have done this. But the order of the categories is displayed in order by the date the category was added. How do I manually order these parent category pages OR order them alphabetically?

Currently we just have a page and have this short code which calls in the categories to be displayed from the specific parent

[product_categories number="-1" parent="4612" ]

Having trouble locating an answer. Maybe im wording the problem incorrectly?

Any help much appreciated

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It's funny how we can set the order of products but not categories. This plugin should do it though.

  • Can I solve this problem with your plugin? Maybe I am just unclear on how it should be working.
    – Patrick
    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:16
  • Oh its working now for some reason. Must of been a cache issue. Thanks so much!
    – Patrick
    Jan 20, 2017 at 10:51
  • Glad to help. If you could mark this answer as correct I'd be grateful.
    – AidanAshby
    Jan 24, 2017 at 8:50

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