I’ve been using the Co-Authors Plus plugin for assigning multiple authors to posts. The authors are very particular in the ordering of the names on the public-facing side of the website so I need the ability to arbitrarily order the authors.
It turns out it’s not that hard using a line of jQuery to make the Co-Author Plus metabox sortable on the edit post screen:
The problem is the order of the authors rearranges if the post is modified in quick edit/batch edit mode on the post listing screen (the page that lists all of the posts before you choose one to go in and edit).
I need to find a way to prevent the author terms from updating during a quick edit/batch edit post and for the life of me can’t figure out how it is done.