Support » Plugin: Multiple Category Selection Widget » Multiple Category Selection Widget – problem with post's order

  • Hi everybody,

    I am using Multiple Category Selection Widget version 3.1.4. Actually I am very glad that I finally found a plugin that does what it says, and I could use it as a filter for the categories.

    Alone, it sorts the posts a strange way even when the filter is not active (reset): latest posts are not at the top of the page any more. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find out how the sorting is done. Only if I de-activate the module again, my posts will appear in the usual order.

    Already had a look at the adjusted date format and the sorting of the blog posts but couldn’t find any reasonable pattern. Does anybody know what is up there?

    Thanks in advance!

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  • Hi again,

    alright, it sorts all posts clearly by title in the moment the plugin is switched on. In the moment you deactivate the plugin again, the order for the posts will be the regular way again (desc. by date). There’s no way to influence this behaviour by setting the plugin options.


    It’s been a problem. Installing version 3.1.1 worked for me.

    Thanks for your reply.

    The present version is 3.1.4 and it definitely doesn’t work. In the mean time, I helped myself by commenting these lines of mcsw.php so the sorting isn’t controlled by the module at all:

    if (isset($_SESSION[‘wpmm_title’])) {
    $query->set(‘orderby’, ‘title’);
    $query->set(‘order’, ‘asc’);

    Thank you marco, that fixed the ordering but when you use the widget, it doesn’t display all results, just one of them and no excerpts, one post only.

    Hey aptharsia,

    > that fixed the ordering

    This is not entirely true. It just fixes the ordering but what I posted is a bl**dy hack and will (hopefully) be overwritten with the next module update. I just de-attached any possible option by the module instead of fixing the bug properly.

    > it doesn’t display all results, just one of them and no excerpts, one post only.

    You have to categorize all of your posts or at least some more of them to get it work. The module just calculates posts categorized in the appropriate category 😉


    Looks promising but doesn’t allow you to exclude categories. Also, support doesn’t appear to be happening with that one either.

    hi, the categories is excludable, you may choose a specific category for the query or leave it blank for all the posts filtering, and the plugin also does “and” or “or”(admin setting) for your frontend taxonomies filtering.

    If you like, you can even hide categories options.

    Sorry, still not convinced, based on the comments that plugin has zero support, less than this one and not as customizable as this one.

    Wow, going back to v3.1.1 did indeed fix the sorting problem for me. Thanks aptharsia!

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