How to change WordPress Posts Order ? How to do that..
While WordPress developers implemented this great custom post type feature, a very limited method to have these posts ordered was introduced. This great plug-in come to help on that matter, any custom post type, hierarchically or not can now be sorted by category, date, search, in a very easy way using a jQuery Drag and Drop Interface.
Is this plugin right for me?
This is simple to answer, you need to order wordpress custom post types including default posts and pages? If so this is the right tool for you, this is the best plugin of it's kind you can find on the internet. For the free version, we got a 100% ratting (Check with Wordpress Plugins Repository). This advanced posts order plugin will bring in all features that you need to make the sort process extremely easy and fully controlled.
Here's what other have said about this plugin
I love the fact that your plug-in is very easy to use and came to it from a recommendation by Pagelines who created the theme PlatformPro.
I want to thank you for this great plug-in, it's a great piece of code which look's like it's getting allot of attention during last time. Until i found this posts order were a pain for me
This plug-in is what I've been looking for for a long time! Thank you for this!
What other features than free version this advanced post types plugin bring in?
The post order can be done within custom taxonomies (like categories, tags, movies, places etc), so all existing terms within a taxonomy can be used to filter and order the custom posts types
One of the important updates is the possibility to sort the post types by custom taxonomy terms (i.e. categories). This will help you to organize the WordPress posts order for each section separately.
A date filter and a search it's also available to choose the exact posts you need to order.
You can toggle the thumbnails for posts to make an easier identification upon the order you want/need. This is a verry nice feature especially if you make the order upon the content of the post types thumbnails.
Select between the post types you want to order, the re-order menu will show only for these.
You can always disable/enable a post type order, the query update will change accordingly.
The plugin support more features that you can use to match your requirements. You can enable/disable the admin sort to show the posts per your custom order
Reverse bbPress Replies Order and show the newest posts first by selecting a simple checkbox.
If auto update re-order is required, this can be achieved through the Automatic Order feature. The post types will be re-arranged using the selected criteria by Creation Time, Post ID, Post Name, Post Slug and even Random Order. So if you need to alphabetize the posts order within a category or any taxonomy term you can chose Name, then the plugin will take care of that on the fly, while everything else stay as required (either custom re-order or no change). Or maybe need to randomize the order for a certain area, you just need to select Random and watch the results on front side. No need for theme code change! The plugin take care of everything, you just pick the option
How about to auto-sort the post types by a custom field? Let's say you use another plugin which use custom meta to hold certain piece of information. Chose the Custom Field option, then enter the Field Name you need to order on.
The plugin is Mobile Ready and can be used with any touch sensor device
A front end re-order interface is supported through shortcode, for more details see Sort WordPress custom post types through Front End