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  • Hi Daniel,

    I’ve beens using wour plugin for a long time and I even helpped you to debug some issues in the past.

    I would like you to consider two functions, that may help users:

    – allow definition of number of columns
    – allow possibility to paginate output (my website as more 1200 posts and a-z-listing creates a very long output).

    Best regards
    A Jorge

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  • Plugin Author Daniel Llewellyn

    (@diddledan)

    Thanks for the suggestions 🙂 The number of columns is currently dependant upon the width of the columns rather than automatically sizing them. I’ll do some investigations to see whether I can come up with a better way along the lines you suggest.

    Pagination is a difficult one that I’ve been putting-off because of the complexity. Other people have also suggested this – I still need to think through how to achieve it. 🙂

    Hi Daniel,

    Just a thought… What about instead of pagination the index is broken into sections that are displayed on different pages i.e. A-E, F-J etc.?

    I am not a coder so I have no idea if this would be easier to implement than pagination or even feasible.

    I love this plugin – it’s quite brilliant and somehow it manages to output the 3000+ posts on my site quickly and elegantly in a single column setup.

    Thanks again,

    Chery.

    Hi @diddledan – since this post has a title which is somewhat relevant, I like this plugin too and have it on a couple of sites 🙂

    In both cases, we’re sorting custom taxonomies, where the terms are names of humans (firstname lastname). I’m looking to Aphabetically sort by last name (second word in our list).

    I am aware of the way to edit to get this done – wondered if you’d be interested in a PR / update to your plugin for this to be an option?!

    Plugin Author Daniel Llewellyn

    (@diddledan)

    Hi, @robscott.

    I do actually have names working (mostly – I’ve had a bug report about sorting within a single letter section is not respecting the surname order) in an extension that I have, as of last week started selling at A-Z-Listing.com to try to help fund the development of this plugin. The idea is that the plugin is fully functional as is, and is customisable out of the box, while I will endeavour to provide packaged solutions for common use cases for a small fee that should be justified by the convenience of having it pre-built for you.

    Don’t feel obliged to immediately head to my site in order to purchase it though; I don’t want this post to come across as a sales pitch. If you have an implementation already, please be comfortable with continuing to use it – there’s no reason to rip a solution out if it’s already built 🙂 (However, do bear in mind that changes directly to the plugin’s files will be overwritten if you let WordPress update it to a newer version if/when I release one.)

    I hope this makes sense..

    robscott

    (@robscott)

    Hi @diddledan,

    No that’s all good – I like that you’re monetising your plugin in this way, it’s a good way to sustainably develop what is already a useful tool.

    Good luck with adding premium features – will probably get a licence in the future on behalf of a client when the need arises 🙂

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