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  • Naomi Blindeman

    (@naomiblindeman)


    This worked very well for me. So far it’s the only one of these plugins that has a drag and drop option that works and is easy to use. I am very happy with it.
    Some minor points:
    – This plugin works best if you don’t have a lot of posts yet. If you do have a lot of posts, just activating this plugin will switch the sorting order – oldest at the top. Once you add new posts, those will show up at the top again, but any posts that are already there will now be in reverse order. If you have a lot of posts that’s annoying.
    – Once you activate this plugin, the sorting is enabled for posts and pages automatically. When you visit one of those pages in the back-end, you’ll get a hint on how to enable/disable it for individual post types, but if, like me, you’re installing it to use with CPT… you’ll have a hard time figuring out how to enable it 🙂 I hope they’ll add the instruction to the welcome screen everyone gets to see after installation.
    As a last note: the order did not take for me on author archive pages. This may be because I’m doing a pre_get_posts to add a cpt to the author archive. I fixed it by adding a $query->set( ‘orderby’, ‘menu_order’ ) and $query->set( ‘order’, ‘ASC’ ) to that pre_get_posts and now it’s working beautifully.

    I am very happy this plugin exists and I will definitely be using it again.

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  • Plugin Author Matthias Günter

    (@mguenter)

    Hi @naomiblindeman !

    Thanks for your feedback on our plugin and your words!

    If you do have a lot of posts, just activating this plugin will switch the sorting order – oldest at the top. Once you add new posts, those will show up at the top again, but any posts that are already there will now be in reverse order.

    Does this happen only for posts or also for pages, too?

    I hope they’ll add the instruction to the welcome screen everyone gets to see after installation.

    Good idea, we have added this to our backlog (internal reference id 8jryuj).

    Regards,
    Matthew 🙂

    Thread Starter Naomi Blindeman

    (@naomiblindeman)

    Hello Matthias,
    I checked (and to be sure it wasn’t just that sire also on two other sites):
    – posts go in reverse sort order
    – pages don’t change
    – non-hierarchical CPT go in reverse sort order once I turn sorting on for the CPT
    So it seems to be only for date-based sorting, though I didn’t try a hierarchical CPT so I could be wrong.

    Glad instructions will be added to the welcome screen and thank you for this wonderful plugin!

    Naomi

    Plugin Author Matthias Günter

    (@mguenter)

    Hi @naomiblindeman !

    Thanks for your follow-up and sorry for the delayed answer.

    We have put this in our backlog to fix.

    Regards,
    Matthew 🙂

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