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Edit Posts - Sort Plugin (5 posts)

  1. Tony
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When I select "Posts" from admin menu I am directed to the page /wp-admin/edit.php

    All posts are presented in a table like design - newest on top.

    Is there a plugin available that allows to define the sort order of that "table", either for Post, Author, Categories, Tags, Date

    I would need this especially for sorting pending posts.

    Thanks for your help in this matter.

    Tony

  2. benz001
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    This would be great for me as well - did you ever track one down?

  3. jazbek
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    just chiming in as a 3rd person who would really like this functionality.

  4. Shane G
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    Once yuo are at the edit.php file click on either option category, date of the post, Author through which you want to be it sorted.

    However, you can check with this plugin too:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-post-sorting/

    Thanks,

    Shane G.

  5. benz001
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Shane,

    That plugin allows you to manage the sort order on the front end, what would be great is more powerful sorting on the back end for the admins.

    The basic filters in the edit.php page are a good start, but they are filters not sorts, ie if you click on a category name you will see only posts in that category, but they are still displayed chronologically.

    You also can't build up compound rules very easily eg "show all posts in category 'books' with tag 'paperbacks' and written in the last 6 months, sorted by author".

    And before anyone else chimes in, yes I realise you can 'AND' together a category and a tag by first filtering the category then clicking the tag name, but the UI is pretty inconsistent here (why are categories in the top boxes but not tags???) and once you have a lot of articles its just not rich enough.

    You also can't create any kind of OR filter at all.

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