It seems like stupid bug, but how can i order by title? It anyways orders by date! I'm using:

query_posts( array( 
    'post_type'      => 'page',
    'posts_per_page' => -1,
    'orderby'        => 'title',
    'order'          => 'ASC'
) );

I want to use this in function as SHORTCODE. What i'm trying to achieve is to create site map / index of all entries in alphabetic order. Also i'm using newest WP.

  • Can we see a var_dump() or print_r() of the generated query? Also, a bit of context for this code would be helpful. Are you modifying the main loop query, or running a secondary loop? Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 15:26
  • i created function which works as shortcode, it displays all entries like Index, let's say it shows letter and after letter all entries who starts with that leter, like site map. I'll post you array in Question.
    – Tommixoft
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 16:36
  • Well array looked HUGE and it was ordered by date, so i decided not to post it here. I'm not new to php or wordpress so i don't think that i'm missing somehing in code. I posted you simple version of my function.
    – Tommixoft
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 16:45
  • 2
    You're using this as a SHORTCODE? Meaning you're executing it inside the post content? Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 16:51
  • Yes, but i'm using shortcode in page, also my content is empty, only shortcode, anyway, so what can i do? should i make template and avoid shortcode? Also i think it should reset the query and make new one with mine..so where the problem? i'm confused
    – Tommixoft
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 16:53

2 Answers 2


Thanks to Chip Bennett who told me that i'm doing wrong by using query_posts inside content. So i used get_posts and i got what i wanted, thanks!

Here is sample of how can you do it, if you got the same problem as me:

function some_name(){

global $post;
$tmp_post = $post;
$args = array( 'post_type'=>'page', 'numberposts' => -1, 'orderby'=> 'title', 'order' => 'ASC' );
$myposts = get_posts( $args );

         if ( !empty($myposts) ) {
              foreach( $myposts as $post ) : setup_postdata($post);
              echo '<br>';             



          $post = $tmp_post;

  • If you'll add the actual code you used to solve your question, I'll gladly up-vote. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 18:40

Another post has this code inside a function, but for those looking to simply add alphabetized posts to a custom theme, for example, you can use the following...

<?php // Alphabetize posts from the *** category
global $post;
$temp_post = $post;
$args = array( 'category' => *categoryID*, 'numberposts' => -1, 'orderby' => 'title', 'order' => 'ASC' );
$these_posts = get_posts( $args );

if( !empty($these_posts) ) {
    foreach( $these_posts as $post ) : setup_postdata($post);


/* HTML/PHP code goes here to display each post */

the_title("<h2>", "</h2>");
the_content("<div class='content'>", "</div>"); 


    endforeach; // End of The Loop.
$post = $temp_post;

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