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The Taxonomy Sort


Most commonly taxonomy sorting plugins will create a new interface to drag or order/sort your terms. This plugin uses the built-in view just to make things easier. Just grab the term and drag it to a new position. No more extra clicks – everything is saved after repositioning!


  1. Upload the-taxonomy-sort/ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to taxonomy page (for example Posts -> Categories) and drag the table rows to change ordering.


Is there a way to disable it for some taxonomies?

As of version 1.1, there is not.


Broken in WordPress 4.7

I would advise against using this plugin. In the latest WordPress update, selected categories are no longer displayed on the posts page. Deactivating the plugin shows the selected categories once again. It’s too bad, this was a useful tool.

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Fix: Uninstallation hook notice
  • Feature: Activity spinner on saving the order


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