Support » Plugin: WP-Filebase Download Manager » Sort by file_date in list not working

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  • Plugin Author Fabian


    DataTables use its own sorting mechanism, so the shortcode argument is ignored.
    See the DataTables Documentation to setup sorting:



    Ok…Any guidance on where to add the following to make this work? BTW this should be added as a feature IMO, a setting “choose sorting column for data table” and whether “asc or desc”.


    “aaSorting”: [[ 2, “desc” ]]



    NM I changed to a different plugin. thanks anyway.

    You may use this trick to solve your sorting problem:

    In WP-Filebase change your template and add one more colum containing the field you want to sort by – file_date – then hide it with style:
    <td style=”display:none;”>

    Now you may use this column to sort by.

    The problem with sorting by file_date is that it doesn’t actually sort by chronological date, but rather alphabetically by day/month name. I was blown away by this! That must be a bug, unless I am missing something.

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