WordPress plugin for easily sorting of posts or pages by numeric factor or custom mechanism.
Plugin for easy sorting of posts or pages (both called posts below) by user-selected integer numeric factor. The plugin allows easily to switch direction or to enable/disable it. After activation you will be able to manage post position in a loop directly by the new column - Sort or when adding/editing post to fulfill the desired number in the new metabox, that will appear for you - Post Sorter.
There are two arrows in the admin post list, which could be used for fast switching of posts positions, i.e. if you click up it will set post order numeric factor with 1 more or less (depending on sorting direction) than the one above.
In the options page of the plugin you will see several basic settings, whether to enable it and the sorting direction - ascending or descending. If the plugin is enabled it will sort the posts on the front end for you by the numeric values you have previously entered, in the direction selected on the plugin options.
Keep in mind that you could pick any number you like, so if you left some free range between posts you could manage to achieve an order that would satisfy your needs even in more than one view of post lists (loops) - for example: Post1 => 10, Post2 => 20, Post3 => 30, etc. This way also, when you need to insert post between Post1 and Post2 you could set the new one with any numeric factor value between 11 and 19.
There is also another option to separate a group of posts, but to maintain their default sorting within the group - simply give the group same numeric factor for sorting, example:
Post 1 => 10 Post 2 => 20 Post 3 => 20 Post 4 => 30
Depending on the sorting direction the first and the last post will be Post 1 or Post 4 and in the middle we will have both, Post 2 and Post 3 sorted by date of creation (by default). Then if Post 3 is newer than Post 2 it will be up in both cases of sorting direction.
With the use of the expert settings and knowledge in SQL you could implement custom sorting. With such sorting the arrows will disappear, since they are no longer applicable.
Access management is now available. You can authorize specific roles to use the plugin from its section - submenu Permissions. By default, only administrator would be allowed to operate with the plugin.