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WP_Query orderby author specify secondary orderby criteria (3 posts)

  1. adambundy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Dealt with an issue today where I was querying for all post of a given post type, then ordering them by author. I figured out after some investigating that by default, within each author's posts, WP_Query orders those posts by their modified date. Is there some way to specify a secondary criteria without having nested queries, one first for authors, then looping on each author's posts? In my case, I wanted to order the posts by author, but then within each author, order them by ID.

    Thanks!!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WP_Query orders those posts by their modified date.

    Are you sure about that? I thought the default ordering was by post ID - which usually means by creation date.

  3. adambundy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @esmi, you're right - after further examination, I think that it orders the posts within a particular author's posts neither by created date, modified date, or post ID. I am still digging but currently have no idea which criteria WP uses to order these posts. Anyone have any knowledge in this?

    Thanks!

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