Simple Custom Post Order


Order posts(posts, any custom post types) using a Drag and Drop Sortable JavaScript. Configuration is unnecessary. You can do directly on default WordPress administration.
Excluding custom query which uses order or orderby parameters, in get_posts or query_posts and so on.

This plugins is now supported and maintained by Colorlib.


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  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


A question that someone might have

An answer to that question.


Broken post navigation

It worked, but broke my post navigation. I was unable to set the_post_navigation within one category and lost many hours to figure it out what has caused the problem.

Works like a charm

Yes, it’s really a Simple plugin and it just works. Love the ability to selectively assign which post types to apply the function to.

Thank you!

unneccessary obstacles before I could use it

I activated it and didn’t see any change.
I had to go back and study the screenshots at the plugin page to find out about Settings as the plugin in the plugin-list didn’t show any information
As I was told that this plugin doesn’t need any configuration I didn’t expect to search for settings etc.

Later I found that there is a configuration in the General Settings Menu.

But please tell me: whoever will identify the abbreviation “SCPOrder” as the setting for the plugin? Do we have to learn all possible Abbreviations before we can start to work?

By the way, SCP = Software Chauvinist Pig ;=)

I also expected that I can move a page below a parent page… thus changing it to a child page, this was not possible…

I think it could be easier to start to use this plugin, just a little bit of information and a link beside the plugin-info in the plugin-list….

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Custom Post Order” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.0 (20-07-2013)

  • Initial release.

Version 1.5 (25-07-2013)

  • Fix : fix errors
  • Added Taxonomy Sort
  • Added Taxonomy Sort option In setting Page

Version 2.0 (22-11-2013)

  • Fixed Undefined Notice Error in wp version 3.7.1
  • Taxonomy Activate Checkbox removed.

Version 2.1 (31-12-2013)

  • Prevent Breaking autocomplete

Version 2.2 (02-07-2014)

  • Fixed bug: Custom Query which uses ‘order’ or ‘orderby’ parameters is preferred
  • It does not depend on the designation manner of arguments( Parameters ). ( $args = ‘orderby=&order=’ or $args = array( ‘orderby’ => ”, ‘order’ => ” ) )
  • Previous Versions Issues were Improved.
  • Removed Taxonomy Sort( Will add in next Version 🙂 )

Version 2.3 (24-03-2014)

  • Fixed major bug on taxonomy and post order

Version 2.3.2 (17-03-2017)

  • Minor documentation and readme tweaks