Support » Plugin: Custom Taxonomy Sort » [Plugin: Custom Taxonomy Sort] Breaks column sorting in Admin

  • Very useful plugin but…

    it breaks column sorting of taxonomies in the back end. ie. visit a taxonomy’s admin page and you can no longer sort the terms via the column headers. For some applications, with a high term count, this is an essential feature to have (eg. a catalogue site, where you need quick overviews of how many of this or that product type you’re currently listing), and as great as this plugin is, it would be better if it didn’t break normal WP functionality.

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  • Yes, I am seeing this as well in 3.3.1.

    There is an “Order” column, but it is not sortable.

    Also, in Quick Edit and full Edit, order numbers are not displayed.

    This is such an important plugin! I hope this can be resolved soon.


    Plugin Author Zack Tollman


    Thanks for the error report! I’ll be checking into this soon.

    Plugin Author Zack Tollman


    Hi Guys,

    Sorry for the delay in getting to this issue. I agree that this is frustrating. Can you help me think through a better way to do this?

    Here is the issue as I see it. I offer a manual and automatic mode for the sort. The idea is that if you are not a developer or don’t want to do anything order than turn on the plugin and have it sort by the custom order, you run the plugin in automatic mode. If you do so, EVERY place that the terms are displayed will be sorted according to the custom sort order. The alternative to this is the manual sort mode where you can control the sort order by placing an argument in the call to get_terms. The custom sort will then only be applied in cases where the get_terms arguments have been properly modified. In manual mode, the sort order on the taxonomy page will not be affected.

    Would the correct solution in your opinion be to override the sort, regardless of mode on the taxonomy page? Does that seem logical?

    Thanks for the input and helping me provide a better experience.



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