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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.

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.

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 […]

How to sort posts automatically by a number/year included in title

Manual sorting is a fun process, order adjustments are easy through the Advanced Post Types Order plugin drag & drop interface. Automatisation is possible through Automatic Order functionality. This provides a powerful set-up for creating algorithmic based sorting without a human intervention. For large list, this might be a good option to save good time […]

How to copy an order list from a category to another

Customizing order of posts within categories is an easy task through Advanced Post Types Order plugin. The self explanatory interface featuring a drag & drop functionality makes sorting a breeze.

Automatically Randomize a sort list while keeping the sticky posts on top

Through the Automatic Order functionality, the Advanced Post Types Order plugin provide an excellent support for post objects sorting automatisation. Using default functions, easy order can be set by ID, Author, Title, Slug, Date, Modified Date, Comments Count etc. Also Custom Fields sorting can be easily set-up by specify the custom fields keys. Randomizing sort […]

Display the SKU for WooCommerce products within re-order interface

Using the Advanced Post Types Order plugin, WooCommerce products can be easily and precisely sorted within categories. Even if a product belong to multiple terms/categories, the saved order will be preserved within each one. The default re-order interface include a product thumbnail, title and object ID. Additional details can be included through a simple code, […]

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.

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.

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.