I was using the free version of posts types order and upgraded to the advanced version for more flexibility.
While I do like some of the UI and the use of images and the JS drag and drop, and for a very basic site this could work okay, the plugin itself produced more bugs in my code and more headaches I needed to work around for simple usability.
The next_post_link function stopped working, as I had set values to maintain the next posts only with the same category. What this plugin in does is rewrite how all that is handled through menu_order. In some cases thats totally okay, but when I have many categories and handling… this simply caused more headaches than its worth. Others have had the same issue and presented filters to fix it, but for a paid plugin... that shouldn't be the case.
Not to mention its extremely difficult to add filtering for certain categories. If I change a category order, it is not represented in the whole archive order. I worked with Dan on this and he presented a broad stroke solution that simply isn't sufficient.
The site im working on handles loads and loads of posts and categories and this just causes more headaches than its worth.
the free plugin is fine actually and works much better out of the box than the paid one, if you can live with the basic functions it provides. I've switched over to this, which works for my build: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-page-ordering
It is a lot of hassle to get this to work for custom post types that are not typical. For example, if you have a custom post type with no menu in the sidebar, you won't be able to re-order the items. If you assign your custom post to "show in menu" under another menu, the re-order link won't appear, and for some reason it will give you permission errors.
It seems like a great plugin if it were only more developer friendly. If it had a function like...
"get_reorder_link( $post_type );"
Then I could just fix it myself.
The model here isn't flexible enough for what I need. Basically, this allows you to manually create a single sort order for each post type in your system.
This creates a bunch of problems:
For some categories of posts this would be useful. For others, I want to keep the default date ordering. As far as I can tell, this plugin forces you to sort all categories within a post type, or none.
Also, you can't filter your view of posts while sorting them. Since I have several hundred it makes using this problematic.
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