Support » Plugin: Simple Links » Order links by parent child relationship within category

  • Resolved fionaw


    Is it possible to order links by parent/child relationship within a category?

    I need to create an alphabetical list of links, but some of them have child links which need to appear beneath them. Something like this:
    A company link
    B company link
    – child link of B company
    C company link

    I’m using the shortcode to orderby=”title”

    I can see that I could do this manually with ‘link ordering’, but with a great long list to manage I don’t think that’s practical.

    many thanks,

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Plugin Author Mat Lipe


    Hi fionaw,

    There is currently no way to do this which is built in to the plugin.

    There are filters you may use to recorder them and change the display.

    See for more information

    Hi Mat,

    Thank you for such a quick reply.

    Sorry, I had stared at the documentation, but failed to spot that. So, I need to use the simple_links_shortcode_links_object ?

    Unfortunately, I don’t know where to start! If you could give me any pointers I would really appreciate it. But if that is above and beyond then I’ll have to rethink how I do this.

    I love the plugin!

    many thanks,

    Plugin Author Mat Lipe


    Hi Fiona,

    The filter you will most likely want to work with is 'simple_links_shortcode_output'

    The second argument will be the raw object of links which may then be ordered at will.

    There is also a little known method which may be access like so simple_links::linkFactory($link_id)

    Once you order the links how you want you may loop through them and by sending the link_id to the factory method for each link, the output will be created for you.

    I realized this will take some advanced coding to accomplish. Sorry I can’t be more help, I’m currently swamped getting ready for WordCamp San Francisco.

    Hope this helps

    Hi Mat,

    Thanks again for such a quick reply.

    I will certainly have a go!

    Enjoy San Francisco!
    best wishes,

Viewing 4 replies - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • The topic ‘Order links by parent child relationship within category’ is closed to new replies.