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WP Meta Sort Posts

Description

I initially developed WP Meta Sort Posts plugin because I needed to be able to create archive-style pages for posts based on custom fields. I quickly realized that it would be just as easy to knock down all the walls and allow for custom sorted pages to be created based on any combination of WordPress query variables. WP Meta Sort Posts is still in its initial beta release and I welcome all feedback and feature suggestions.

Installation

WP Meta Sort Posts Plugin Shortcode Usage

Create a new page and include a shortcode in the following format:

[msp query_string=”QUERY”]

“QUERY” in the above example refers to a complete query in URL Query String format. Both public and private WordPress query variables can be passed as long as it is formatted appropriately, e.g.

[msp query_string=”meta_key=shortcode_test&meta_value=Arizona&orderby=meta_value&order=asc”]

Notes: Do not URL Encode special characters like spaces to %20. Do not use query variables “paged” and “offset” in your shortcode because they are automatically calculated and added to the query string.

If you prefer, you can also pass each argument separately, e.g.

[msp Argument1=”Value1” Argument2=”Value2” Argument3=”Value3”]

The same query will be performed as in the first example if the arguments are passed like this.

[msp meta_key=”shortcode_test” meta_value=”Arizona” orderby=”meta_value” order=”asc”]

Contributors & Developers

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