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  • Resolved ibc3


    Hi! I have a strange issue… I recently upgraded to WP 3.5.2 & noticed that 2 of our older posts started sorting to the top and are stuck there. Here are the parameters I am using, & the site is

    [display-posts image_size=”thumbnail” include_excerpt=”true” wrapper=”div” posts_per_page=”15″ orderby=”date” order=”DESC”]

    The top 2 posts have a date of 6-12-2013 & 6-11-2013 respectively. The 3rd post has a date of 7-15-2013. The rest of the posts are sorting correctly (desc date) until the next to last one which has a date of 6-10-2013, with a 6-25-2013 post above it & 6-21-2013 post below it.

    I have tried to change the post date on these offending posts, but that didn’t work either. What am I missing? Thanks!

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  • If you look at this page, I’ve added the date display to help see the order.

    When I change the order to ASC, it seems to sort correctly, just not DESC. I’ll post more info as I have it.


    Another clue… I recently noticed this has to do with posts that have Full-Throttle calendar plug-in events associated with them. Any ideas on how to fix this? I’m not sure why it is sorting on the Full-Throttle calendar date instead of the post date. Thanks for your help!

    Plugin Author Bill Erickson


    My guess is that plugin is doing something that alters the post date. I’ve never used it before, so I recommend you post this in their support forum.

    Display Posts Shortcode uses standard WordPress Queries (WP_Query), so this should affect any theme or plugin that is also doing custom queries.

    Hi! Thanks for the response! I have posted something on the ft-cal plugin support site, too.

    In the meantime, I looked at the database, and the wp_posts.post_date is unchanged on the post that sorts to the top; it stays 6-12-2013. There is only an entry added to the wp_ftcalendar_events table with the event date of 10-6-2013.

    Any idea? I’m not real sure how the WP_Query works, but will try to study that, too. I just thought this plugin would look at the post_date for sorting. Any other suggestions on things to examine?

    Thanks again!

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