Support » Plugin: Simple Custom Post Order » Order not working on taxonomy archive

  • As I’ve been using SCPO for absolutely ages and couldn’t do with out it (big up, 5 star review) I’m thinking this must be a new issue.

    My taxonomy archives are ignoring the custom post order and coming out in date order.

    Just to be clear this is a custom taxonomy on a custom post type. The post type archive orders just fine, it’s only the taxonomy archives that don’t

    Has something changed? I’m sure I would have noticed this.

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  • Thread Starter wizcomhosting

    (@wizcomhosting)

    Just to add, I have had to add this to functions.php;

    function custom_pre_get_posts($wp_query) {

    if (($wp_query->is_main_query()) && (is_tax(‘my-tax’))) {
    $wp_query->set(‘orderby’, ‘menu_order’);
    $wp_query->set(‘order’, ‘ASC’);
    }
    }

    add_action(‘pre_get_posts’, ‘custom_pre_get_posts’);`

    And it works.

    Plugin Support mplusb

    (@mplusb)

    Hi @wizcomhosting,

    Thank you for letting us know you found a solution.
    Just to double check, did you went to the plugin’s settings and turn on the sorting for that taxonomy?

    Thank you,
    Mihaela

    Thread Starter wizcomhosting

    (@wizcomhosting)

    Absolutely. Though according to the docs that’s for sorting the order of the terms within taxonomies rather than the order of the posts in the taxonomy archive. However I turned it on as a precaution.

    To recap it’s the order of posts in a taxonomy archive that is broken. A solution would still be appreciated rather than a workaround 🙂

    Plugin Support mplusb

    (@mplusb)

    Hi @wizcomhosting,

    Thank you for explaining!
    I just checked this on my end but I was unable to replicate that same issue. I can change the order of the posts in a taxonomy archive and it keeps that custom order.
    Here is a screenshot from my end: https://gyazo.com/a44f8d86cf7bb3c46c2f97d8af66ec61

    Can you please install this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/health-check/
    After you install and activate the above plugin it has a Troubleshooting mode which allows you to have a vanilla WordPress session, where all plugins are disabled, and a default theme is used, but only for your user – your visitors will still see the normal website.

    Go to its troubleshoot mode and only activate this plugin and see if they can be ordered with a default WordPress theme (Twenty Nineteen for example) and no other plugins.
    Please let me know how it goes!

    Warmly,
    Mihaela

    Thread Starter wizcomhosting

    (@wizcomhosting)

    Thanks for your help Milhaela.

    I am beginning to have problems with SCPO which is extremely disappointing as it has ‘just worked’ up until now. This morning I had a site whose order was lost until I checked “Show advanced view of Post Types” which did nothing I could see (except make the order work again!)

    I have used the Health Check Plugin and the result is the same. Note I cannot turn off Advanced Custom Fields Pro or my them breaks but this should be an uncontroversial plugin. Also I cannot use the default theme because my custom post types are missing.

    To be clear (because it seems from your screenshot you don’t completely understand my problem):

    1. My post type is Projects, the Taxonomy is region, one of the Terms is Middle East

    2. I can order the posts in the backend absolutely fine.

    3. If I display the post-type archive archive-projects.php the order form SCPO works absolutely fine

    4. If I display the taxonomy archive taxonomy-region.php then the order is the post date order and not the SCPO order unless I use the patch listed above.

    This is absolutely repeatable with or without health check and only ACF active.

    Thread Starter wizcomhosting

    (@wizcomhosting)

    Plugin Support mplusb

    (@mplusb)

    Hello @wizcomhosting,

    Just to make sure I got this right please allow me to trace my steps:
    I have the custom post type ‘Portfolio’ which has these categories: https://gyazo.com/d19a0233c8492bc21978e971a170857d
    When I try to order the custom posts from a certain category it works and the new order sticks both in the back and front end.
    Back-end: https://gyazo.com/d1d7415a1c5652271209967dae8c782f
    Front-end: https://gyazo.com/4bd8dc6022515acb562109e084118491

    Can you please let me know what theme and plugins are you using?

    Warmly,
    Mihaela

    Hi @mplusb

    I have the same problem before I use the plugin, installed this plugin to arrange the order, though I still need to use the snippet below to force sorting to work.

    if ( ! is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() && is_tax(“series”)) {
    $query->set(“orderby”, “menu_order”);
    $query->set(“order”, “ASC”);
    }

    Thread Starter wizcomhosting

    (@wizcomhosting)

    Hi Mihaela

    Thanks for staying with this but I am not sure how we can proceed.

    There is a documented issue, apart from these two cases I found the solution via Google. It’s specific, it has a solution, therefore it should be possible to trace its cause within your code fairly simply.

    My theme is bespoke, written from the ground up but is relatively simple. I would be happy to share it with you if you can think of a way. As I say the only plugin that is necessary is ACF and I can’t test without it switched on (without deconstructing the theme) and, if it was a clash with ACF as the cause I’m afraid it would be SCPO that would be ditched.

    Plugin Support mplusb

    (@mplusb)

    Thank you for letting me know.
    Because I am not able to reproduce this on my end the next step would be to open a ticket on GitHub for our developers so they can investigate as well.
    You can follow it here: https://github.com/ColorlibHQ/simple-custom-post-order/issues/70
    In case you want to leave any feedback for the dev team.

    Thank you for understanding,
    Mihaela

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