How to order posts in wordpress using drag and drop interface.

In this tutorial we will look at how to order posts in wordpress using various plugins. We order or sort posts using Drag and Drop interface.

Use Post Types Order

Post Types Order is a plugin for ordering posts and post types provides through drag drop interface.

Uses have two options: show in a default WordPress post type archive list page, or use the Re-Order interface to which will list all posts.

Through this plugin you can sort your posts or custom post types as you wish.

How to use it

The plugin is easy to use. Simply follow the following steps:

  • Login to your wordpress dashboard. Go to Plugins → Add New.
  • Search Post Types Order. Install it. Then activate.
  • After activation you will find the settings page in: Settings → Post Types Order. Adjust settings as you wish then save.
  • To sort or order your posts, simply navigate to the listings page of your post of choice and drag drop the post items as you wish.

Check the screenshots below:

Post Types order tutorial
Post Types order tutorial

Reference

Read more about this plugin here.

Use Simple Custom Post Order

This is a plugin that enables you order posts and custom post types using a Drag and Drop interface. Such an interface is sortable and allows you easily reorder your posts. The plugin is straightforward to use.

How to use it

The plugin is easy to use. Simply follow the following steps:

  • Login to your wordpress dashboard. Go to Plugins → Add New.
  • Search Simple Custom Post Order. Install it. Then activate.
  • You can head over to settings page to customize the type of posts you want to be sortable.
  • To sort or order your posts, simply navigate to the listings page of your post of choice and drag drop the post items as you wish.

Check the screenshots below:

Simple Custom Post Order
Simple Custom Post Order
Simple Custom Post Order

Use Anything Order by Tems

The Anything Order by Terms WordPress plugin is a great way to order or arrange your posts through drag and drop. With it Not only can you order the posts, but also custom post types as well as taxonomies and custom taxonomies.

Here are its main features:

  • Support for any post types and taxonomies.
  • Multiple selection is available.
  • Capabilities aware. ‘edit_others_posts’ for post. ‘manage_terms’ for taxonomy.
  • No additional column in builtin tables.
  • No additional table in database.
  • Save post order for each term.
  • Woocommerce and Polylang compatibility.

Ho to use it

  1. Install and activate the plugin in your WordPress admin dashboard. Go to the plugins repository and search for it. Click install. Then activate.
  2. After installation head over to your posts/custom posts/products listing page. Then drag drop the posts to order them. Check the screenshots below.

Order Posts
Order Posts
Order Posts

Conclusion

In conclusion, we have looked at how order posts and custom posts using free wordpress plugins. Such a capability will make us more convenient and productive as we can arrange the posts per our own needs.

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