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  • Is it possible to order the members without deleting them all and adding them all back in again in the correct order each time? I’m setting up a site for a cheerleading team and they want to be able to order the members on the page so that captains are first etc. and new members are closer to the bottom etc. and easily re-order when people come and go from the team.

    Thanks in advance


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  • Plugin Author metaphorcreations


    You do not need to delete and add in the posts to re-order… They are ordered by date, but you can easily change the post date of each post to set the order by doing a Quick Edit (hover over the post title in the dashboard) of the post and changing the date. Or within in post by clicking the Edit link on the Published On date.

    Members will be order by the most current to the oldest.

    Thread Starter the12thplaya


    Thanks, I found that one out shortly after my post and have suggested to them to do this until I can find a plugin that makes re-ordering a little easier.

    At the moment the plugin seems perfect for what they need but if we could have a way to either:

    1. choose the order on the shortcode i.e.

    [mtphr_members_archive posts_per_page=”6″ columns=”4″ order=”1,4,2,3,5,6″ excerpt_length=”200″ excerpt_more=”{View info}” assets=”thumbnail,name,excerpt”]

    2. change an order number in an extra column in the members list.

    3. or allow a way to display the members in groups/categories on the same page, with maybe multiple shortcodes on the page i.e.

    [mtphr_members_archive posts_per_page=”6″ columns=”4″ category=”captains” excerpt_length=”200″ excerpt_more=”{View info}” assets=”thumbnail,name,excerpt”]

    [mtphr_members_archive posts_per_page=”6″ columns=”4″ category=”flyers” excerpt_length=”200″ excerpt_more=”{View info}” assets=”thumbnail,name,excerpt”]

    [mtphr_members_archive posts_per_page=”6″ columns=”4″ category=”bases” excerpt_length=”200″ excerpt_more=”{View info}” assets=”thumbnail,name,excerpt”]

    … that would be awesome.


    Plugin Author metaphorcreations


    You can currently display an archive by category.. basically the same way you described, but you need to you “categories” instead of “category”. You can input multiple categories separated by commas if you need to as well.

    I’ll look into adding an order an orderby parameter for the shortcodes.

    Thread Starter the12thplaya


    Thanks for confirming the categories one. I’ll try it out tomorrow. If it works I think that’ll keep them happy and will allow them to keep a sensible order to the team members with captains always at the top etc.

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