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I'm using the following code to display an archive dropdown:

    wp_dropdown_categories( 'taxonomy=week&hierarchical=1&orderby=name' );

However the format of the taxonomy is week-1, week-2 .... week-10, week-11 I need it to be natural orderered as per http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.natsort.php e.g.

Week 1
Week 2
Week ...
Week 10
Week 11

Currently it's being ordered true alpha e.g.

Week 1
Week 10
Week 11
Week 2

Not sure what the best way to do this is, any help or thoughts much appreciated.

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not the best way (at least if you have a lot of tags)

add_filter('get_terms_orderby', 'get_terms_orderby_natural_slug',10,2);
wp_dropdown_categories( 'taxonomy=week&hierarchical=1&orderby=slug' );
remove_filter('get_terms_orderby', 'get_terms_orderby_natural_slug');

function get_terms_orderby_natural_slug($orderby, $args){
    $orderby = "SUBSTR({$orderby} FROM 1 FOR 5), CAST(SUBSTR({$orderby} FROM 6) AS UNSIGNED), SUBSTR({$orderby} FROM 6)";
    return $orderby;
}

but still this is a way to do that...

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  • This is an interesting solution, however numbers less than 10 are sorted inverse, e.g. week 9, week 8, week ..., week 1, week 10 – Jona Nov 14 '12 at 15:07
  • should work now. – Oleg Butuzov Nov 14 '12 at 15:11

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