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Create sorting for queries containing Custom Field Handling / Meta

Staring version 3.8.9 the Advanced Post Types Order got a major code extension to include the possibility to focus a sort on an exact front site query contain a Custom Field Handling / meta_query section. The Custom Fields meta data is the way WordPress save additional information for custom post types. These are used by custom code (theme and plugins) for post-processing.
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Applying sorting when specific users are longed-in

The Conditionals are a powerful tool for Advanced Post Types Order plugin, sorts can apply only if specific criteria are fulfilled. (more…)

Sorting WooCommerce Products within Attributes

Beside Categories and Tags, WooCommerce include another important way to group products, called Product attributes. This can be Color, Size, Model, Material, you name it. The WooCommerce Attributes is a requirement being used when set-up variable products. (more…)

Add licence key for local instance

When deploying the Advanced Post Types Order plugin on local machines (e.g. localhost, 127.0.0.1, .dev, staging.wpengine.com ) a licence key is not required as default. This is to speed up the development process and avoid any additional management tasks. (more…)

Using Simple Sorts along with WooCommerce version 3.x

Starting WooCommerce 3.0, Automattic developers introduced a drastically modified framework. This put the woocommerce on the right track since, like consolidating the MultiSite environment compatibility. But this come with a small drawback, many thing has changed making compatibility with other plugins a bit of an issue. (more…)

New home for WooCommerce Software License

Our popular WordPress plugin WooCommerce Software License got a new dedicated website at woosoftwarelicense.com
The migration of existing customers will be done gradually, in stages. Also all new inquires regarding the plugin, including the support, will be processed at the new site.

 

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Clearing the WooCommerce shortcodes cache to use sorting

WooCommerce come with few shortcodes which come in handy for front side products display. While sort is being applied to those shortcodes too, they use transient data (cache) which makes a sort update to not apply. The cache data use quite long life, 30 days, so it’s useless to wait for it to expire for the code to run again.

Shortcode example


|product_category category="featured" per_page="12" columns="4"|

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How to output Natural order for items along with Automatic Order

At the code level there are multiple type of order types, meaning the results can be different depending on the algorithm is being applied. As default a text sorting (SORT_REGULAR flag) is being used. (more…)

Synchronize an Advanced Post Types Order sort list across all languages along with WPML

During recent year, WPML becomed the best plugin to help translating any site into a multilingual. It featured lots of options and functionality which help with pretty much everything related to languages and translations. (more…)

How to apply custom field ordering to Manual Sort list for further adjustments

Automatic Order is a very easy way to maintain ordering for front side without user intervention. This is highly customizable, any sorting type is virtually possible and straight forward to achieve.

Through the Advanced Post Types Order plugin, the Manual Order list provide an easy way to manually customize the order of appearance for objects through a drag & drop interface. There are scenarios when the list is required to be ordered in a very specific order, available through automatic ordering, but with slightly changes. This is possible now through the new functionality “Send order to Manual List”
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