[resolved] Posts listing order (5 posts)

  1. M
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi I have the loop begining with:

    `<?php if (have_posts()) :

    $counter = 2;

    while (have_posts()) : the_post();

    $the_div_class = alternating_css_class($counter,2,' col_first');

    I have a problems sorting these posts in the loop.

    I have no get_posts(); tag in the loop...

    I would love to have a possibility to sort posts with postsmash

    Suggestions how to sort posts?


  2. M
    Posted 7 years ago #


  3. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Before this line:
    while (have_posts()) : the_post();

    use the template tag, query_posts():

    query_posts($query_string . '&orderby=title&order=ASC');

  4. M
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ok I put

    <?php if (have_posts()) :

    $counter = 2;

    query_posts($query_string .'&orderby=title&order=ASC');

    while (have_posts()) : the_post();

    $the_div_class = alternating_css_class($counter,2,' col_first');

    but it seem not to work. Something else is determining the order of posts... - I'm sure these are sorted by date...

  5. M
    Posted 7 years ago #

    o make use of this chosen order you will need to modify your template code:
    Open wp-content/themes/your-theme-name/index.php and find the beginning of ‘the loop’. Which will start:


    Then add the following code directly before this:
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    1. <?php
    2. $wp_query->set('orderby', 'menu_order');
    3. $wp_query->set('order', 'ASC');
    4. $wp_query->get_posts();
    5. ?>

    $wp_query->set('orderby', 'menu_order');
    $wp_query->set('order', 'ASC');

    This just tells WP to get the posts ordered according to their ‘menu_order’ position. Therefore you can get the posts ordered anytime you use a function such as get_posts simply by giving it the required arguments:

    <?php get_posts('orderby=menu_order&order=ASC'); ?>

    Checkout the get_posts() function in the wordpress codex for more info.
    Note that it says menu_order is only useful for pages, posts have a menu_order position too, it just isn’t used. postMash provides you with an iterface so that you can use it.

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