I'm going to try to word this the best that I can. I apologize if it gets confusing. Anyway, I am creating pages for my website and when I go to create the pages, I want them to appear in a certain order on the website:

Home About Services Photographs Logos Contact

However, every time I create the pages, they list in alphabetical order instead of how I would like. Does anyone know how I am able to fix this?

Thank you for your time.

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Create a custom navigation menu and order the pages in wp-admin/nav-menus.php. You shouldn’t mess around with wp_list_pages() anymore.

To get a Home link into the list of available pages add the following code to your theme’s functions.php:

add_filter( 'wp_page_menu_args', 'add_home_link_to_nav_menu_editor' );
function add_home_link_to_nav_menu_editor( $args )
    $args['show_home'] = TRUE;
    return $args;

There is a "Page Attributes" meta box in the page editor that contains a Page Order option. Enter a number.

Or, if your theme supports WP3 menus, go to Appearance>>Menus and drag and drop and save your pages into a different order.


page attributes is correct, but i find it extremely un-intuitive. most themes don't support it out of the box, but happily there is a plugin that does handles drap and drop page ordering: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/my-page-order/

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