Post Types Order


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A powerful plugin, Order Posts and Post Types Objects using a Drag and Drop Sortable JavaScript capability.

The order can be customized within default WordPress post type archive list page or a separate Re-Order interface which displays all objects.
It allows reordering the posts for any custom post types you defined, including the default Posts. Post Order has never been easier.


This plugin was developed considering everyone to be able to use the sorting feature, no matter the WordPress experience:

  • Install the plugin through the Install Plugins interface or by uploading the post-types-order folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  • Activate the Post Order plugin.
  • A new setting page will be created within Settings > Post Types Order, you should check with that, and make a first options save.
  • Using the AutoSort option as ON you don’t need to worry about any code changes, the plugin will apply the customized post order on fly.
  • Use the Re-Order interface which appears to every custom post type (non-hierarchical) to change the post order to a new one.
  • If prefer sort apply through the code, include ‘orderby’ =>’menu_order’ within custom query arguments, more details at

Example of Usage

As you can see just a matter of drag and drop and post ordering will change on front side right away.
If for some reason the post order does not update on your front side, you either do something wrong or the theme code you are using does not use a standard query per WordPress Codex rules and regulations. But we can still help, use the forum to report your issue as there are many peoples who gladly help or get in touch with us.

Something is wrong with this plugin on your site? Just use the forum or get in touch with us at Contact and we’ll check it out.

Need More? Check out the advanced version of this plugin at Advanced Post Types Order which include Hierarchically post types order, Manual / Automatic Sorting, Individual Categories Order, Conditionals to apply, Paginations for large list, Mobile ready, Enhanced Interface, Plugins compatibility (MultiSite Network Support, WPML, Polylang, WooCommerce, WP E-Commerce, Platform Pro, Genesis etc), font side re-order interface, … and many more !!

This plugin is developed by Nsp-Code


Want to contribute with a translation to your language? Please check at


  • The ReOrder interface through which the sort can be created.

  • Sort can be managed within default WordPress post type interface.


  1. Upload post-types-order folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin from Admin > Plugins menu.
  3. Once activated you should check with Settings > Post Types Order
  4. Use Re-Order link which appear into each post type section or use default WordPress interface to make your sorting.


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Since I have no PHP knowledge at all, is this plugin for me?

Absolutely, you can!
Unlike many other plugins, you don’t have to do any code changes to make your post order to apply, accordingly to custom-defined order. There is an option to auto-update the WordPress queries so the posts will be returned in customised order. This can be turned off (Autosort) to allow customized code usage.

How to manually apply the sort on queries

Include a ‘orderby’ => ‘menu_order’ property within your custom query arguments.

What kind of posts/pages does this plugin allow me to sort?

You can sort ALL post types that you have defined into your WordPress as long they are not hierarhically defined: Posts (default WordPress custom post type), Movies, Reviews, Data etc..

Ok, i understand about the template post types order, how about the admin interface?

There’s an option you can trigger, to see the post types order as you defined in the sort list, right into the main admin post list interface.

There is a feature that i want it implemented, can you do something about it?

All ideas are welcome and i put them on my list to be implemented into the new versions. Anyway this may take time, but if you are in a rush, please consider a small donation and we can arrange something.

Can i make certain queries to ignore the custom sort when Autosort is turned On?

This can be done by including the ignore_custom_sort within custom query arguments. An example can be found at

How can i force the sort to apply for certain queries when AutoSort is turned On?

A filter can be used to achieve that pto/posts_orderby. An example can be found at

I still need more features like front sorting interface, shortcodes, filters, conditionals, advanced queries, taxonomy/ category sorting etc

Consider upgrading to our advanced version of this plugin at a very resonable price Advanced Post Types Order


2023 年 10 月 20 日
Despite some negative reviews, I find the Post Types Order Plugin very useful for rearranging my art images. For my needs, I wouldn’t be without it.
2023 年 6 月 2 日
Essential for when you need to move things around
2023 年 6 月 1 日 2 則留言
This plug-in used to worked well, even with all my plugins. For whatever reason it no longer works at all with the last few versions of WordPress. As far as I have tested: it is not a conflict with a theme, plugin(s) or page/custom post type. Update: works now, just need to manually configure for each post type now, was working by default before. A bit confusing. For more info:
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  • When order update, attempt to clear the site / server caches.
  • Set Yes as default for the option to Enable sortable drag-and-drop functionality within the default WordPress post type archive.
  • WordPress 6.5.3 compatibility tag.


  • Options interface layout updates.
  • Code cleanup
  • Remove unused svg icon file.


  • Formidable style fix when Autosort is active.
  • Plugin headers format update.
  • WordPress 6.5 compatibility check and tag update ( RC1 )


  • Fix: Media/images order, retrieve the items per page from user upload_per_page


  • PHP Deprecated fix: Constant FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING is deprecated
  • WordPress 6.4.3 compatibility check and tag update


  • PHP 8.2.4 check for compatibility
  • WordPress 6.4.2 compatibility check and tag update


  • Trigger wp_cache_flush when saving the order to clear the internal caches
  • WordPress 6.3 compatibility check and tag
  • Compatibility update for lite speed cache


  • Fix: is_plugin_active


  • Compatibility class re-build
  • Fix: Enfold templates when using Admin Sort


  • Merge the “default archive&drop” option and keep the individual menu Yes/No for the default WordPress interfaces, to avoid confusion.


  • The Archive drag & drop is disabled by default
  • Small layout changes
  • WordPress 6.2 compatibility tag


  • Update cmoposer.json to use the
  • New option to select the drag & drop available for post types.
  • The drag & drop within the default WordPress interfaces can be done now through the new icon, under the checkbox, for each item.
  • Check if ajax call to avoid applying the order when autosort is disabled.
  • Update plugin header image

  • WordPress 6.1.1 compatibility tag

  • WordPress 6.0 compatibility tag


  • Fix layout change when sorting by drag&drop within default WordPress interface.
  • Add placeholder row size by setting a tr colspan of the dragable element.


  • Readme file updates, typos fixes.
  • WordPress 5.9 compatibility tag


  • Remove Twitter button
  • Remove unused gif image
  • HTPML and CSS cleanup

  • Code cleanup
  • WordPress 5.8.1 compatibility tag

  • Fix PHP implode() notice

  • Fix PHP implode() notice

  • Fix PHP implode() notice
  • Ensure the drag & drop interface show for correct post types, non hierarchically to ensure correct functionality
  • WordPress 5.6 compatibility tag

  • Clean post cache on order update to allow menu_order to change on cached data
  • WordPress 5.5 compatibility tag

  • Fix: Outputs the admin save notice through admin_notices filter


  • Fix: disable drag & drop within taxonomies interfaces; fix WooCommerce attributes sort issue
  • Reorder interface slight styles improvements
  • Compatibility tag update for WordPress 5.4.2

  • Option text translation update
  • Changed the posts class to to wp-list-table when applying sortable for better compatibility
  • Compatibility tag update for WordPress 5.4

  • Compatibility tag update for WordPress 5.3

  • Ignore the Events Calendar posts
  • Filter typo fix

  • Ignore sorting when doing Search and there’s a search key-phrase specified.
  • Ignore sorting when doing Search within admin dashboard
  • Removed Google Social as it produced some JavaScript errors
  • WordPress 4.9.7 tag update

  • Clear LiteSpeed Cache on order update to reflect on front side
  • WordPress 4.9.1 tag update

  • Fix: updated capability from switch_theme to manage_options within ‘Minimum Level to use this plugin’ option
  • Default admin capability changed from install_plugins to manage_options to prevent DISALLOW_FILE_MODS issue.
  • Prepare plugin for Composer package

  • Plugin option to include query argument ASC / DESC

  • Include ASC / DESC if there is a query order argument
  • Avada fix ‘product_orderby’ ignore

  • WordPress 4.8 compatibility notice
  • Slight code changes, remove unused activate / deactivate hooks
  • Updated po translation file
  • Updated assets


  • Fix for custom post type objects per page when using default archive interface drag & drop sort
  • Plugin code redo and re-structure
  • Improved compatibility with other plugins
  • Security improvements for AJAX order updates


  • Remove translations from the package
  • Remove link for donate
  • Wp Hide plugin availability notification
  • New Filter pto/get_options to allow to change default options; Custom capability can be set for ‘capability’
  • New Filter pto/admin/plugin_options/capability to allow custom capability option to be inserted within html

  • WPDB Prepare argument fix
  • User preferance objects per page set to default if empty


  • Add Nonce for admin settings
  • Update queries to use prepare
  • Drag & Drop Sortable within Post Type archive interface
  • Code cleanup
  • Set time limit for ajax calls to attempt a code execution extend


  • Admin Post / Page Gallery items order fix
  • New filter pto/posts_orderby to ignore sort apply


  • PHP 7 deprecated nottice fix Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP;
  • Fix: $_REQUEST[‘action’] comparison evaluate as Identical instead equal
  • New filter cpto/interface_itme_data to append additional data for items within sortable interface
  • Slight style updates
  • Replaced Socialize FB like page


  • Text domain change to post-types-order to allow translations at
  • New query argument ignore_custom_sort , to be used with Autosort. Ignore any customised sort and return posts in default order.

  • Sortable interface styling improvements
  • Portuguese translation update – Pedro Mendonca –
  • Text doamin fix for few texts

  • Advanced Custom Fields Page Rule fix
  • Show / Hide Re_order inderface for certain menus. Option available within Settings area.
  • Media Sort interface objects order fix, when query-attachments REQUEST
  • Bug – Thumbnails test code remove


  • Media Uploaded To after sort fix


  • Next / Previous sorting apply bug fix for custom taxonomies
  • Portuguese translation update – Pedro Mendonca –
  • Options – phrase translation fix


  • Next / Previous sorting apply option
  • Filter for Next / Previous sorting applpy
  • Help updates
  • Appearance /css updates
  • Admin columns sort fix
  • Media re-order


  • Next / Previous post link functionality update
  • Code improvements
  • Norvegian translation update – Bjorn Johansen
  • Czech translation – dUDLAJ; Martin Kucera –


  • Japanese translation – Git6 Sosuke Watanabe –
  • Portuguese translation update – Pedro Mendon?a –
  • Chinese translation – Coolwp


  • Swedish translation – Onlinebyran –
  • Portuguese translation – Pedro Mendon?a –
  • AJAX save filter


  • Edit Gallery – image order fix
  • “re-order” menu item allow translation
  • Hungarian translation – Adam Laki –
  • Minor admin style improvements


  • Updates/Fixes
  • German translation
  • Norwegian (norsk) translation


  • DISALLOW_FILE_MODS fix, change the administrator capability to switch_themes


  • Updates/Fixes
  • Menu Walker nottices Fix


  • Updates/Fixes
  • Turkish – T?rk?e translation


  • Updates/Fixes
  • Menu Walker nottices Fix
  • Hebrew translation – Lunasite Team
  • Dutch translation – Denver Sessink


  • Updates/Fixes
  • Ignore Search queries when Autosort is ON
  • Text Instances translatable fix
  • Italian translation – Black Studio
  • Spanish translation – Marcelo Cannobbio


  • Updates/Fixes
  • Using Capabilities instead levels
  • Updating certain code for WordPress 3.5 compatibility
  • Set default order as seccondary query order param


  • Updates/Fixes


  • Updates/Fixes


  • Get Previous / Next Posts Update


  • Small improvements


  • Re-Order Menu Item Appearance fix for update versions
  • Improved post order code


  • Re-Order Menu Item Appearance fix


  • Another Plugin conflict fix (thanks Steve Reed)
  • Multiple Improvments (thanks for support Video Geek –
  • Localisation Update (thanks Gabriel Reguly –


  • Bug Fix


  • Admin will set the roles which can use the plugins (thanks for support Nick –


  • Default order used if no sort occour


  • Post order support implemented


  • First stable version (thanks for support Andrew –


  • Initial Release