Support » Plugin: Nonprofit Board Management » Sort Board Members

  • Resolved badmdwatchdog

    (@july1962)


    I found a post explaining how to sort the board members, but I didn’t really understand it. It said to access a file called winbm or something, but I don’t know where that file is.

    Would be nice if you could just drag and drop the board members in order like you do with other WP items.

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  • Plugin Author Wired Impact

    (@wiredimpact)

    Thanks for reaching out @july1962. Like you mentioned, there isn’t currently a way to drag and drop board members into the order you want. I’m actually not aware of a way to do this with pages or posts in WordPress without using a plugin. Unfortunately, those plugins tend to work with content instead of users, since users aren’t build in WordPress to have any kind of ordering functionality.

    That said, if you’re a developer or are working with one, you should be able to utilize code to order the board members how you want. For displaying on both the frontend and backend of the website, you can adjust the order by hooking into the winbm_users_serving filter within WordPress. That filter will give you access to a list of all of the board members and allow you to order them however you’d like.

    Let me know if you have any other questions and have a good one.

    Jonathan

    Thread Starter badmdwatchdog

    (@july1962)

    Yes, I know the file you said to look for, I just don’t know where it lives. When I go to my server and look at my wordpress folder and search for that term, nothing comes up.

    Thread Starter badmdwatchdog

    (@july1962)

    I’m not a developer or working with one, but I’m usually pretty good at figuring these things out.

    Plugin Author Wired Impact

    (@wiredimpact)

    When I refer to winbm_users_serving I’m actually not referring to a file at all. WordPress has a system of hooks that allow you to modify code without changing the source files. In this case, you would use the winbm_users_serving filter hook to modify the board members without changing the plugin’s code directly. That way the next update to the plugin won’t wipe out your changes. You can read more about WordPress hooks by going to https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/hooks/ and https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/hooks/filters/. It is worth noting that utilizing hooks is something that will require a knowledge of PHP coding to accomplish.

    Good luck and let me know if you have any other questions.

    Jonathan

    Thread Starter badmdwatchdog

    (@july1962)

    It just seems like this is a feature that should be built into the plugin. I don’t know why anyone would not want to list their board members by rank instead of by first name.

    Plugin Author Wired Impact

    (@wiredimpact)

    Thanks for passing along the feedback. You may be surprised to hear this, but in the five years the plugin has been publicly available we’ve only heard this request maybe two or three times. I definitely agree with you that it would be a nice feature to add, but given we offer the plugin for free, it’s really difficult for our team to spend a ton of time building out lots of new features. We would love to do more of that, but in order to support our business paid work comes first.

    In regards to the features we do add, we try our best to focus on adding those features that will provide the most value to the most people using it, while not creating any major maintenance issues down the road.

    Have a good one and let me know if you have any other questions.

    Jonathan

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