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Sorting Link Categories Manually (8 posts)

  1. SF49ER
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Currently, the only options for sorting Link Categories in 1.2 is by name, ID, url, rating, updated and random. I would like to control the sort order manually and be able to shift them around at will. Is this possible in this version?

  2. Mark McKibben
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try using get_links, set the orderby to "notes" and then in the link manager add a note to each link that consists of the order you want it to show up. I.E. If you have Link_ABC, Link_DEF & Link_GHI that you want to display in this order:
    Link_DEF
    Link_ABC
    Link_GHI

    Add a note to Link_DEF of "1"
    Add a note to Link_ABC of "2"
    Add a note to Link_GHI of "3"

  3. SF49ER
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I believe this applies to links listed under a specific category. However, I would like to be able to position each link category
    manually and I don't see a Notes field when editing these.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

  5. SF49ER
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks to the both of you!!

  6. Manzabar: Thanks for the tip on using notes to sort links! =)

  7. Mark McKibben
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @SF49ER: In that case, you can either use Podz suggestion or you can do what I did for my Portal page. Each section of links down the main part of the page are being pulled via get_linksbyname with the category set for that section. I.E. The "Tech News" section is built from all the links that I entered in a category called "Tech News" and I've set the tag up like this:
    <?php get_linksbyname("Tech News", "<li>", "</li>", "", show_images, "name", false, false, -1, show_updated); ?>

    The next section of links is pulled using the same settings except category is set to "Blogs".

    @btvillarin: No problem, though I probably should mention I've not tried the technique out; I just noticed the options while looking at the Codex.

  8. In that case, for the record, that method does work. ;)

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