Support » Plugin: Show Post Categories » Display order of categories

  • Resolved soapyskin

    (@soapyskin)


    Hi,

    Could you please tell me if there is a way to order the categories when they are displayed? It looks like the default is child first, parent second. I would like to swap this so that the parent is shown first and the child is shown second.
    I am currently using the following shortcode:
    [show_post_categories parent=”yes” show=”category” hyperlink=”yes”]

    Regards

    Dave

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  • Plugin Author willemso

    (@willemso)

    Hi Dave,

    currently, no, the order is a bit depending on your WP version. In some older versions they are listed in the order you´ve added them, in others they are random.

    You are right that it would be a great option to add some sorting. However I´m extremely busy with some paid jobs right now, that´s why the updates a pretty slow atm.

    But, you can give this a try; it´s a small change in coding. Open up the code-editor under the plugins tab (admin dashboard) and select “Show Post Categories”. You´ll need to edit the file category.php on line 26 (if using standard Taxonomy).

    Modify this $categories = get_the_category($PostID); and change it to $categories = wp_get_post_terms($PostID, 'category', array( 'orderby' => 'parent', 'order' => 'ASC' ) );

    Save it, and give it a go. What it does, is order it by parent, in an ascending order.

    Please let me know if it works for you. Then I´ll include it in the source code, and will see if I can provide an additional shortcode for sorting ascending/descending).

    If you would urgently need to modify the sorting, you can use the following options:
    Orderby: ‘name’, ‘slug’, ‘term_group’, ‘term_id’, ‘id’, ‘description’, ‘parent’, ‘term_order’

    Order: ‘ASC’, ‘DESC’

    Thread Starter soapyskin

    (@soapyskin)

    Hi,
    That worked perfectly.
    Thank you
    Dave

    Plugin Author willemso

    (@willemso)

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the feedback!
    I will place it on my roadmap, once it´s done you´ll read it in the update FAQ.

    If you´re happy with the plugin – please leave us a review 😉

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