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Taxonomy Order


Have you ever wanted to sort your built in categories(hierarchical) and tags(non-hierarchical) taxonomies terms with simple Ajax Drag and Drop Interface right from their standard list? Have you ever tried a plugin that implements some sort of custom taxonomy but their lacks support for drag and drop interface?

As the name suggests this plugin is intended toward taxonomy terms order with awesome drag and drop support. If your wordpress website is one of the content source or blog then for sometime it becomes hard for you to managed categories or taxonomies. Than, this plugin is definitely for you. Using it you can enable Ajax Drag and Drop Interface for ordering built in taxonomies (i.e categories and tags). But not only, you can set it to enable custom ordering of any other taxonomy’s terms, even taxonomies created by other plugins too.

By default, Ajax Drag and Drop Interface is enable for your posts categories and tags. But if you want to order any other taxonomy then check out FAQ Page.

Special Features

  • Simply drag and drop the taxonomy’s term into the desired position. It’s that awesome.
  • Can easily provide ajax drag and drop interface ordering support for only desired taxonomy’s terms too.
  • No new admin menus pages, no clunky, no ads or bolted on user interfaces.
  • Integrated Easy Documentation. Just click the “help” tab at the top right of the screen.
  • When you unistall the plugin tables that were created by this plugin will also be removed. So you are safe while using this plugin.


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Help and Support

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Want to contribute? This plugin is on Github.

Credit where credit is due:- This plugin here is inspired and based on the work of “Simple Page Ordering” and “Gecka Terms Ordering” Plugin.


  • Dragging the taxonomy's term to its new position
  • Processing indicator


  1. Upload the entire Taxonomy-Order folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it Go and manage you categories or tags now 🙂


Does this plugin work with newest WP version and also older versions?

Yes, this plugin works really fine with WordPress 3.4!
It also should with WP 3.0+ – but we only tested extensively with WP 3.4 to 3.6. So you always should run the latest WordPress version for a lot of reasons.

Is this plugin Secure

This plugin is 100% secure to install. While activating this plugin new table is created in database but if you no longer need this plugin and want to roolback changes made by this plugin then you can easily deactivate and then uninstall it from your ‘plugins’ menu in wordpress.

Does it require PHP version 5.0.0+

Definitely yes because this plugin is based on OOP Class and if you are running PHP<5.0.0 then this plugin will never be activated.

Can I make my cusom taxonomy take advantage of this plug-in?

Yep. To enable ordering terms of a specific taxonomy add t
his code to your theme’s function.php file:

if( function_exists('add_interface_taxonomy_order') ){
    add_interface_taxonomy_order ("$taxonomy_name");
Can I remove support for a specific taxonomy

Yep. To remove support for a specific taxonomy add this code to your theme’s function.php file:

if( function_exists('remove_interface_taxonomy_order') ){
    remove_interface_taxonomy_order ("$taxonomy_name");
Can I check if terms ordering is enable

Yep. To check if terms ordering is enable for a specific taxonomy add this code to your theme’s function.php file:

if( function_exists('has_interface_taxonomy_order') ){
    $enable = has_interface_taxonomy_order ("$taxonomy_name");

Contributors & Developers

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


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Small Bug Fix…


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