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Order option setting not there in source code? (12 posts)

  1. daveshine (David Decker)
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there!

    As per this thread on studiopress.com ( http://ddwb.me/8s )

    I just oversaw the source code of this plugin and IMHO there's a bug with the "order" setting option not being set, "order" means "ascending" or "descending" according to WordPress codex. The option setting for "orderby" seems all correct (that's the drop-down in the slider admin settings). In my opinion the issue herein lies this way that the order has to be enforced with the "order" option?!?

    Maybe there could be done something to this as users seems to have a hard time with getting their slides ordered correctly.

    Thanks, Dave :)

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-responsive-slider/

  2. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Note this is a duplicate post of the thread linked above and will not be responding here

  3. bamajr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks David...

    As I started this discussion on the StudioPress website, I'll chime in with a "Plus 1" for getting this fixed.

    I also posted a suggestion, specific to this issue (http://www.studiopress.com/forums/topic/genesis-responsive-slider-order-does-not-work/#post-14140), suggesting that the order be defined as a list of page/post IDs, separated by commas, similar to the way one can include/exclude pages/posts by ID. This way, I can define that IDs 1, 11, 19, 43, & 77 be displayed as:

    1, 11, 19, 43, 77

    or...

    77, 43, 19, 11, 1

    or...

    19, 1, 43, 77, 11

    Does this make sense?

  4. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @bamajr - in case you missed part of my reply to your thread in the StudioPress Community forum:

    The WP Query does not offer a function (ie. parameter) to sort by a given sequence of post IDs.

    While I appreciate that you expected that the ID field provided for selecting specific posts would also be used for ordering the posts, that is not possible as of WordPress 3.5.X. This is not a bug.

    We do not have adding that feature you are requesting in our current plans for the plugin.

  5. zandiver
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    +1 to this thread. I am having immense and frustrating difficulties getting my slides to display in the order I want.

    Last year I made the strategic decision to move to Genesis for all the sites we build and love it... except for the slider order functionality. It is sub-par and desperately needs addressing.

  6. bamajr
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Ron, I understand how WordPress sorts, but I'm not convinced this slider's "Order By:" option, is even working, as it was intended.

    Let me give you an example...

    Take a look at http://hope27.org

    The slider is displaying these slides in a specific order. If you refresh the page, that order doesn't change. However, the first slide represents an image, in a post, with the Post-ID: 62. The second slide represents and image, in a post, with Post-ID: 60. The last slide represents an image, in a post, with the Post-ID: 1.

    If I go to:

    Genesis > Slider Settings > Order By:

    I can change the "Order By:" setting to anything I want, yet it does not change the order of the slides, displayed in the slider (except for random - which seems to prove that the slider does, at the very least, see the IDs differently).

    This is the same issue on http://nhccigh.org

    For your viewing pleasure, I've linked to screenshots of the applicable settings, in Genesis Responsive Slider, below:

    When I see people asking about this issue, the answer always seems to be that the WP Query sorts by ID, but not by a given sequence of IDs. I would agree to this, for the most part, but only in descending order (biggest ID first). I want to be able to to sort the slider images, by ID, in Ascending order (smallest ID first), as well as manually being able to choose an order.

    Additionally, when I choose the option to "Sort By:" Date or Title, I get the exact same order, on both websites, as I get when I choose to "Sort By:" ID.

    Funny how people tend to create the most important pages first, and then move on, to the lesser important pages. Yet, this plugin always gives the ordering nod, to the lesser importance, as they have higher ID numbers.

  7. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    I want to be able to to sort the slider images, by ID, in Ascending order (smallest ID first)

    The slider does not sort by the ID of the image. The ID being referred to in the setting is the post/page ID.

  8. dni777
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    In the area that says:
    "List which page IDs to include / exclude. (1,2,3,4 for example)"

    Reordering the IDs does not change the order for Pages that I want included.

    Does it go numerically, rather than in the order than are placed?

  9. zandiver
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    bamajr,

    I had the same problem with this most frustrating feature of Genesis slider but I found a hack that works just fine. It seems the slides display in date order of the slides no matter what you do so go to Slides and do a "Quick Edit" of each one and change the date. One second difference is sufficient. The newest date will display first.

  10. Ron Rennick
    MultiSite Guru
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Reordering the IDs does not change the order for Pages that I want included.

    When you chose the ID sorting orders by numerical ID either ascending or descending vs the order in the text box.

  11. earwolf
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    This has never been logical to me, and I have always had to do the "date hack" mentioned above. It seems absolutely crucial and basic functionality for any slider yet still has not been addressed?

  12. As Ron mentioned above:

    The WP Query does not offer a function (ie. parameter) to sort by a given sequence of post IDs.

    While I appreciate that you expected that the ID field provided for selecting specific posts would also be used for ordering the posts, that is not possible as of WordPress 3.5.X. This is not a bug.

    We do not have adding that feature you are requesting in our current plans for the plugin.

    You can change the dates on the posts/pages to force them in the order you want.

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