I have a custom post type "car". I've created a loop to show all the titles of that post type. I want to show them alphabetically. But the order is ignored.

$loop = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type' => 'car',
    'orderby' => 'title',
    'order' => 'DESC'
while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post();


endwhile; wp_reset_query(); 

The order output is the same order of the input. So I've added Volkswagen Tiguan first, so that is shown first and not Audi A1 (for example).

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    order should be ASC if you want them displayed alphabetically. i.e. (1, 2, 3, a, b, c, d)
    – Den Isahac
    Nov 27, 2020 at 8:18

1 Answer 1


quick info, use this to know what is being return:

$loop = new WP_Query( array(
    'post_type' => 'car',
    'orderby' => 'title',
    'order' => 'asc'
echo '<pre>';


Also I believe is better at the end reset the postdata to be sure that nothing is being change in the database. For all I had read this is good to use everytime we open a new WP_Query.

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