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    I’m running WP 1.5, and using a modified version of the “Stucco” theme. As published, this them sorts categories by ID. I’d like them sorted by category name. I modified the category listing function to read <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&sort_order=asc&children=1'); ?>, however, the categories are still sorted by ID. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance.


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  • Unfortunately, that’s precisely how I do my archives listing and it sorts fine for me. I guess make sure you’re modifying the right file, that’s the only thing I can think of.

    Here’s the code that sorts my categories alphabetically:

    <h2><?php _e(‘Categories’); ?></h2>

      <?php list_cats(0, ”, ‘name’, ‘asc’, ”, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0,”,”,”,”,”) ?>

    The result is at

    Hope that Helps,


    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    I have exactly the same problem. I’ve tried list_cats and wp_list_cats, and get the same result. Nothing seems to work to display by ‘name’… I’m stymied.

    Turned out to be me not upgrading my files properly.

    The upgrade to solved the problem — a long time ago. Sorry for not “closing” this one.

    I have version 1.5, and just for this one thing I’d rather not go through the whole upgrade. Can someone point me to the place in the code where I can fix this in my 1.5 installation?

    Is there some sort of caching going on? I changed the SQL in two places in the template-functions-category.php file, but the sort order still won’t change from by ID.

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