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How to apply WooCommerce category order while using visual attributes filtering

Sorting WooCommerce products is an easy job, specific area ordering is possible after selecting the appropriate taxonomy or attribute.  When using mix of multiple taxonomies or/and attributes a sort is still easy to create through advanced set-up

Sometimes, there’s no need to apply a very specific order for all those areas, as it become impractical and hard to maintain. Might be a better approach to use a simple sorting which apply to categories, even if there’s additional visual filters used. (more…)

Turn off visibility for WooCommerce Hidden products within sort list

Catalog visibility for WooCommerce is a simple way to keep certain products visible or invisible for customers, hidden products will not show on front side shop. Mainly this is being used for content not yet available or under development. The option is being integrated within Publish widget or through Quick Edit.
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Using sorting functionality along with DIVI Filterable Portfolio module

DIVI provided by Elegant Themes is just great! Excellent functionality provided through their visual composer and modules, make things easy to manage and stunning layout creation a breeze.

Advanced Post Types order plugin provide total control over the content sorting for your DIVI powered website. Sorts are maintained easily through lists, which can apply globally or to different areas, independently, without conflicting with each other. (more…)

How to retrieve the sticky posts for a sort

The default WordPress Sticky functionality is very limited. It allows to put a post on top of the list which is pretty much everything about it. Beside other missing functionality, there is no control over order, making the list totally uncontrollable.
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How to sort posts automatically by a Last Name included in title

Automated sorting is always a fast way to maintain ordering without any admin intervention Automatic Order.
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Sort post objects assigned to a taxonomy terms but not it’s children

Per WordPress Codex when creating a custom query, and request objects which belong to a specific term, direct assigned objects will be included. Also all other objects which belong to child terms related to queried term will be returned too. This is the default behavior observed within WordPress dashboard, when filter for a specific category, all posts assigned to the term and it’s child will be show. (more…)

How to randomize the first 10 posts in a manually sorted list

The first step will be to create a sort which match a specif area of the site. Any sort type can be used either simple sort or mix of taxonomies and post types.
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Update the sorts when changing the site default language

To allow sorting for different languages through custom plugins like WPML the plugin implemented a custom functionality which also save the sort language. The feature becomes active right after plugin activation, even if there’s no multilingual code active yet to preserve sorts compatibility for later usage.
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Sample code on how to apply the sort for Post Types Order plugin

The Post Types Order plugin is a great tool for sorting site content. It include the Autosort functionality, if turned on will auto-apply the customized order to all queries, there’s no need to modify any code. This makes it the ideal tool for people who don’t care about programming and just want an out-of-the-box tool.

Sort can also apply only to certain queries, the Autosort need to be turned OFF. The ‘orderby’ => ‘menu_order’ need to be included within custom query arguments.

$args = array(
              'post_type' => 'feature',
              'orderby'   => 'menu_order',
              'order'     => 'ASC'
            );
$my_query = new WP_Query($args);
while ($my_query->have_posts())
    {
        $my_query->the_post();
        (..your code..)          
    }

The sort can be reversed using the ‘order’ => ‘DESC

$args = array(
              'post_type' => 'feature',
              'orderby'   => 'menu_order',
              'order'     => 'DESC'
            );

When using Autosort, there is a filter pto/posts_orderby/ignore to ignore specific queries, more details at Ignore sort apply for certain query on Post Types Order

For advanced queries and sorts see the Advanced Post Types Order and it’s Documentation.

Add numbers to items within the sort list interface

The Advanced Post Types Order plugin is based on jQuery Sortable UI to implement the drag & drop interface. As default this use the Unordered List tag (ul). For better control, some users might find easier to see ordered list (ol) instead which output numbers for each item in the list, accordingly to position in the group. (more…)