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This plugin allows you to order posts by context (i.e. if you don't want to order posts by date).


Installing this plugin, as with any wordpress plugin, is relatively easy:

  1. Download the ZIP file and extract the wp-orderposts.php script.
  2. Put the script in the plugins folder of your WordPress installation. This is usually found in the wp-content folder.
  3. Login to your WordPress admin; click on plugins and activate the Order Posts plugin.
  4. You need to add a line of code to the index.php and archive.php files of your template so that they display posts in your specified order:

Open each of these files and find the line that reads:

Now, immediately before that line, paste the following code into archive.php:

And the following code into index.php:


To start using the installed plugin, simply login to your WordPress admin area, click on Manage and then Order Posts in the management sub-menu.

You will see a list of categories on your site and all the articles for each.

To start with, none of the posts within each category will be numbered correctly, but after the first time you move an article (either up or down) the plugin will give each article an order number (which displays on the very left of each article in the list.

Ordering is easy; simply click the [+] button for any article to move it down the list and [-] to move up the list.

Requires: 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.2
Last Updated: 9 years ago
Active Installs: 200+


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