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Category Order


Last week I was having a really hard time ordering the categories in this blog’s header as WordPress only seems to allow to order by name or by ID. That’s why I came up with the Category Order plugin.


The Category Order plugin allows you to easily reorder your categories the way you want via drag and drop. It doesn’t require a special widget or anything, just install and reorder.


This plugin requires that you use at least WordPress 2.3, although it has only been tested on WordPress 2.5.1


Category Order 1.0.3


  1. Download the plugin and expand it.
  2. Copy the ‘category-order.php’ file into your plugins folder (wp-content/plugins/).
  3. Login into the WordPress administration area and go to the Plugins page.
  4. Locate the Category Order plugin and click on the activate link
  5. That’s it, now you can go to Manage » Category Order and reorder the categories the way you want. *In WordPress 3.1, go to your Dashboard and drop down the Posts menu in the left-hand sidebar. Somewhere on that list will be Category Order. Click that, then drag and drop your categories. You must click the Order Categories button to save your changes before you leave the page (even if you’re just clicking More » to move to a page of subcategories).
  6. If you use wp_list_categories(), make sure you don’t specify an order (e.g. wp_list_categories(‘orderby=count’);).

Version History

  • 1.0.3 – If no order is specified, categories are ordered by name
  • 1.0.2 – Fixed a problem related to PHP 4
  • 1.0.1 – Fixed a problem where the plugin wouldn’t work properly if you had installed WordPress in a subdirectory
  • 1.0 – Initial Release


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  1. Yes!
    This is one of the most simplest and most useful plugin that I ever came across.
    I’ve been waiting for this plugin for the longest time. Bloggers using language who do not care for alphabetical order would be down on their knees with appreciation.
    Thank you!

    If you like, I would be happy to translate this into Japanese. Just shoot me an email.


  2. Ooops.

    I just found out that although you can reorder the sub-categories it can not cope with the sub-sub-categories.
    Is there a work around this?


  3. Yeap. It just flips back to what it was before when I click the ‘order cateogries’ button. Strange … I tried both browsers FF and IE6 just in case.
    Will the style sheet have any affect on this? Because I have the categories placed in the horizontal sub-navigation dropdown menu with IE6 and IE7 hacks.

  4. Trying your plugin on WP2.5.1, i notice two things.

    1. When clicking a more >> link (to order subcategories) the plugin assumes I have WP installed in root and does not recognize the subdir I have WP in. When manually repairing the URL, I see that the << back link has the same problem.

    2. The plugin does not reorder my categories 🙁 … Am I missing something? I am not using widgets but the old wp_list_cats function in my sidebar. Is that the problem?

    Thanks for any help. Your plugin seems to be just perfect for my needs and the ajax back-end is just wonderfully easy so I hope that this can be figured out 🙂


  5. Correction: I figured out why the categories were not reordered. I had the option ‘orderby=’ set in the wp_list_cats function. Removing it solved that issue. (you might want to put that in the installation description?)
    Manually editing the subdir URL for changing any subcategory order is not a big deal so I have to report my contentment with your plugin. Thanks! 🙂

  6. Great plugin! It works fine, except that my subcategories are appearing as li elements with the main categories. Any suggestions? I have my categories tag as

  7. @jon: First, you should switch to wp_list_categories instead, since wp_list_cats has been deprecated.

    Then, if you don’t want to list subcategories, I think you have to set the depth parameter to 1. Like: wp_list_categories(“depth=1”);

  8. Thanks for the quick response! I switched to wp_list_categories. The problem is i want my subcats to show, but as new li items under the main category. WP was showing them like this before i installed the plugin. My current tag is wp_list_categories(‘sort_column=name&hide_empty=1&hierarchical=1&title_li= any ideas?

  9. @jon: So you want the subcategories to show but to be indented, is that what you’re asking? That might be related to your CSS. Probably this line: “ul ul {padding:0;}”

  10. Hi, i just installed the orde category plugin and its great, but now the person i am building the site for want the sub categories on alha order, when i uninstalled/deactivated the plugin the order data was retained, how can i clear the data? and what is the default order when the plugin is active? seems to be post order, can i change this?

  11. sorry for the typos…
    …the order category …
    …for wants the sub categories on alpha order…

    p.s.: great plugin and thanks

  12. @James: By default, without the plugin, the categories are ordered alphabetically. Right now the plugin doesn’t allow to order just the top level, unless you don’t touch the sub-categories order at all, in that case, I suppose the plugin should order the top level but not the sub-levels. I guess this would be a nice feature for future releases. Meanwhile, you can try removing the “wpguy_category_order” row from the wp_options table, re-enable the plugin and order just the top level categories.

  13. thanks, i have already done that but the sub items are still ordering by ID/post order, and i can’t seem to make it do anything else
    in the plug in
    line 112
    $allthecategories = get_categories(“hide_empty=0”);
    $categories = get_categories(“hide_empty=0&child_of=$childrenOf”);

    adding &orderby=name to either or both does nothing, that i can see

    i also considered line 143
    $categories[$n]->order = 99999;
    replacing the 99999 with an ascii/hex conversion of the name string but i am new to php and have no idea how to do it, or if it would even work

    the reason i am looking to do this is if i manually order the sub categories any time the user adds another sub category then i will need to reorder them, but the sub categories are all a year followed by a description
    1931 some text
    1967 some other text
    1955 more text
    when they are posted in that sequence they show up in that sequence whereas if they sequence automaticaly on the name they would be 1931 1955 1967, which would make more sense, and i would not need to manully resequence
    i understand that this is case specific and do not excpect you to rewrite the plugin for one exception, just lookig for some guidance oin how i can alter the code to do what i need
    Thanks again

    ps – awesome follow-up, fast response time

  14. Wessley, i don’t think it’s a CSS thing. The code is listing both the main and sub cats all as li under the main ul, instead of a li under the parent li. very strange behaior, i don’t know if it’s something in my WP installation that is causing it. I’ll troubleshoot it a bit more then get out of your hair. Thanks

  15. sorry, tried to post the code but it didnt come thru. Andrea Mistretta is set up as a subbcat of artwork, but it gets put at the bottom of the main cat listing. thanks for looking.

  16. @James: Ok… It seems that, somehow, the categories get ordered by ID if you don’t specify an order… I have just updated the plugin to fix this, hopefully your problem will get solved with the update.

  17. When I try to save the category order I get logged out of the WP admin panel. The new category order is saved but I have login again. I use the latest version of this plugin and WP.

  18. @Iliyan Darganov: That’s weird… I can’t think of anything that would cause this. Maybe it has something to do with some other plugin, I don’t know.

  19. HI! Great plugin!!
    I’ve managed to install it and it’s working well with my sidebar category list.
    The problem is the listed posts aren’t sorted the same way. Is it possible to do?

  20. I cannot wait to use this plugin, I been needing a plugin to reorder my categories for way too long.

    Can anyone verify that this plugin works with wordpress v2.6?



  21. Thanks for that great plugin! Just installed it and it works fine as long as I use the wp_list_categories tag die list my categories.
    But I also have the “Fold Category List” plugin running which uses the wswwpx_fold_category_list to list categories. So after replacing the original tag with the one for this plugin “Category Order” has no effect any more… any idea?

  22. hi, your plugin works pretty well.
    now i’m trying to activate the categories count. but the numbers are displayed in the wrong formatting. can you tell me where i can find the attributes for this item?

  23. Thanks for a great plugin! It’s really useful on my new site as I plan on using categories a lot. But I noticed one thing, when building the front page I have to access the term_id directly and for some reason when I add new categories it fetches a different category id then the one WP recognises otherwise. I don’t know how to get around it. Check out http://www.fhoto.se/nytest (top left category, sorry, haven’t figured out how to fetch the category titles yet) and you’ll see it get’s the order wrong compared to the in-site menu and also gets the cat-ID wrong because the link doesn’t work. Any clues? Thanks!

  24. I’d LOVE to use this plugin with WordPress MU and it does activate just fine. While I see the order looks good in the back end, the front end does not change the order of the categories. 🙁 It still shows them as they are entered in the back end.

  25. I am using this and for some how the plugin has no effect on the order. I am missing something? thanks for any help.
    function sandbox_globalnav() {
    $menu = wp_list_categories(‘title_li=&sort_column=menu_order&echo=0&depth=1’);
    $menu = ” . $menu . ”;
    $menu = ” . $menu . “n”;
    echo apply_filters( ‘globalnav_menu’, $menu ); // Filter to override default globalnav: globalnav_menu

  26. holy cow, that was easy. i was completely shocked that category order isn’t an option in WP yet, like page order is. but i figured there was a plugin somewhere for it 🙂 thanks!

  27. Now why can’t all plugins be as well coded as this one?
    Simple, easy .. great drag-n-drop interface for newbies

  28. Your plugin is perfect for post categories, but I am having a terrible time finding something like it for link categories. Really, I’d love it to be JUST like this! Do you know of anything (preferably NOT a widget), or is there a way to modify this for link categories?


  29. Hi, this plugin is really good. Works smooth and nice; however, how can I show the ordered categories if i use mysql statements?
    this is what I’m actually using:

    get_results(“SELECT $wpdb->terms.term_id AS id, name, description from $wpdb->terms INNER JOIN $wpdb->term_taxonomy ON $wpdb->terms.term_id = $wpdb->term_taxonomy.term_id WHERE parent = ‘$cat’ “);
    foreach($categories as $category) :

    Should I put some “OrderBY”; don’t think so, but…

    Sorry, I’m really new to all of this.
    Another point, there is a column at the term_relationships table called “term_order” which (at this point in my WPsite) happens to be all 0’s. Can’t it be used to reoder the categories? I have no clue…

    Thanks for your time and for your great job.

  30. Fantastic! Couldn’t be more simple. Exactly what I was looking. The only thing is the “Save” button that says “Order Categories” took me a few times to realize it was the save button. But very very minor criticism. Does this change the ID numbers? So if we rig up code that relies on ID numbers staying the same, should we be wary of changing things? I guess I’m not privy enough to WP functions

  31. Hi,

    Is there a way to make this plugin work for blogroll categories? Or do you know of another plugin for that?

    Thank you.

  32. Absolutely perfect. Many thanks bro!

    @Hisham – It is located within the posts index on your left navigation bar when you are in your admin.

    @Simon – I totally agree, it should be standard!

  33. Nickel ! Merci beucoup pour cette fonctionnalité, simple, efficace et vraiment pratique ! Very good job guy !
    Happy new Year 2 U ! 🙂

  34. i am using wp 2.7 and its not working! i am chaning the order from the admin panel but its not being reflected to the front end!

    Please help


  35. I am using your “My category order” plugin on WP 2.7 and I can move the categories around, store the order- and still the categories show up in A-Z order on my homepage. Why?

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    • I spoke too soon. Just like My Category Order plugin the plugin works if viewed using Safari on Mac or Windows but doesn’t always work:
      Mac Safari – yes
      Mac Firefox- yes
      Mac Flock – no
      Windows Safari – yes
      Windows IE8 – no
      Windows Firefox – no

  38. Hi all,
    I’m testing this plugin.
    It looks OK for me, but I’m on mac so I have to check on windows.

    I just want to ask a question :
    does it change the ID in the table “terms” in database please ?


  39. I’m having trouble figuring out how to actually get to Manage this (or any) plug-in in WP 2.8.2…all I see is “deactivate” or “edit” can anyone point me in the right direction to a more WYSIWYG UI that let’s me do the drag and drop. I just upgraded to WP 2.8.2 and am not familiar with the controls. Many thanks!

  40. oh, cancel that, I see it…at least for this plug-in…
    great one! works like magic!
    thank you!!!!

  41. Just lost my whole comment ‘cos I had JS disabled for this site, how annoying…

    Anyway didn’t work for me on mac ff3 + wordpress 2.8.1 and now my write post screen is broken.

    An extra box appears inside the category box that reloads the whole admin screen then it redirects to a broken page and I can’t write a post?

    I’ve removed the plugin and the files so can it be possible that it is that plugin?

    I can’t imagine what else it could be.

  42. The Plug does not work on word press 2.8.3 . You can move the order of the categories around but when saved the do not appear where you wanted them. TESTED WITH WINDOWS AND WINDOWS VISTA

  43. Hello,
    I’m on WP 2.8 – I used Macintosh OSX 10.5.8
    In my case :
    – It works with Safari 4.0.2
    – It doesn’t work with Firefox

    Many thanks !
    (sorry for my english)

  44. I like this plugin, but would I be able to access this sorting capability from a page template instead of just in the listing in the sidebar? I have a template which lists my posts by category, but I’d like the presentation of the categories to mimic what i’ve set in this module. Can you help?

    • It should be alright to use this in a page template. You can get the categories using wp_list_categories(‘echo=0’) and then getting the posts for each category. The order should be the one set in the category order panel.

  45. hi, i m using wp-dtree plugin to display my categories, and wish to be able to order them just like what your neat plugin does.
    Problem is dTree menu offers only ‘sort by : Id/date , Ascending/descending’ options. whet piece of the code should i change (i know (a bit) of php) to be able to display the ‘category order’ order instead ??

  46. How do i get subcategories to show ? i think i have the wp list categories wrong. Cause if i look i nthe plugin it has more by it and shows it but my actually theme does not ..only shows titles, main ones ? Please help

  47. Hi, thanks for the nice plugin!
    Just one question – are there functions that return the previous/next categories (according to the new order)? Or how would you implement them in WP?

  48. I used this on WordPress 2.8.2 today(28Oct2009) and works like a charm! Thank You, really appreciate the widget!

    Any suggestions for parallel blogs? I have my painting blog at http://painting4art.blogspot.com/ and would love to create a WP version. The challenge is to post the same multimedia content in both blogs without going to each CMS. Email posting doesn’t let me post YouTube stuff as desired. Would love to hear back from ya’ll.

  49. This plugin ONLY works HALF with my theme!

    I have two navigation bars, the one on top which works is Page.
    But the second bar, under neath, does not work, is Category!

    How come??

    My codes:

    Please help!! You are the god!!!

  50. hey there,

    i just wanted to know that you saved my day with this brilliant, simple plugin! works great on the site i am doing at the moment… i’ll definitely come back for more and order a beer for you!

  51. Thx for the plugin. It’s very useful.
    The plugin has a big:


    Even if depth is specified your having your plugin activated will return all children regardless off the depth.

    If I specify orderby=id for instance (to skip your filter action) the expected nr. of children is returned. Please have a look and try to fix 🙂


  52. Hi, I just activated this with version 2.8.6 and it works fine. Would it be possible to update it though for the future?

  53. Hi. Colin notes above that the plugin works fine on WP v2.8.6 however that has not been my experience. I’ve had the plugin installed for a few months with no troubles. Also no troubles when I upgraded to WP v2.8.6. However today after changing the hierarchy of my categories the plugin no longer reorders all the top-level categories. I have even deleted then reinstalled the plugin, and still the same issue.

  54. me too. Fantastic!

    …although I had to install from the WP plugin page to get it working. Uploading to my webspace didn’t seem to work.

    Still, working now… if only everything worked so well!

  55. Hey man great plugin, real easy to install and use.
    I´m a novice php guy so I´m not getting it to play ball on my live site.

    I´m using this
    to display the categories I want to reorder on this page: http://www.sparnadur.is/sparnadur-ehf/starfsfolk/

    You mention in your guidelines to use wp_list_categories(’orderby=count’);).
    …could you give me some pointer to use this method with the code I´m using right now?

    Would be most appreciated mate 😉

  56. Hy
    it’s really a very good plugin !

    But I need to make it display on my home page like he is in the pannel controlin how can i do ?? all my thanks 🙂

  57. The plugin reorders the categories on my admin page but not on my front page. I use the theme “Amazing Grace” and the header php has the following:

    Do I need to change this and, if so, how?

  58. That’s a great plugin… But for some reason, it just doesn’t seem to work on my site.. It doesn’t work perfectly. Any suggestions!

  59. Hi, I use a theme (iTeck) that parses the categories like this (sidebar.php):


    How must I parse the categories here in order to have your plugin working correctly?

    Some order in main categories (parent) is fine but some sub-categories are still parsed out of the “Category Order” custom order 😉

    Thank you very much!!

  60. I just found your fantastic plugin. Thank you so much. It is clean easy install, and works perfectly with 2.9.I will be passing your site along to my friends for sure

    Dave T


  61. Just wanted to thank you for the excellent plugin. Using it on my developing website, absolutely the simplest fix to what should be an already existing feature in WP. Thanks again.

  62. I’m also having trouble with WP 2.9.2 – the parent/sub situation is creating a problem. Right now the subs are displaying on the main menu and the parent is not showing at all. Parent is “News From…”; subs are: “Seymour”, “Black Creek/Nichols”, and “Schiocton”.
    Thanks for any help.

  63. It took me a while to figure this out, but it seems very simple to get it word with wordpress 2.9.2. As said,

    “If you use wp_list_categories(orderby=”. etc.etc.)”
    All I did was remove (orderby=….), now looks like this:
    <?php wp_list_categories(”.$theme_options[“orderBy”].’&order=…

    And it works GREAT!! see here http://www.fmgroupshop.nl

    Thanks for a great plug in!!

  64. Where is “Manage » Category Order”? I installed the plugin but can’t find a way to actually use it.

  65. I’d like to use the category order for the menu navigation only…not for the ordering of categories on the home page. My theme uses a query to order posts on the home page…which gets overridden by the category order plugin.

    I tried using:

    if($taxonomies[0] == “category” && $args[‘orderby’] == ‘custom’)

    instead of ordering by name (as per plugin comments/instructions)…

    but then the menu navigation is not sorted (well, it’s sorted alphabetically, but not as I have dragged and dropped). please advise. thanks!

    home page query:

    $categories = get_categories(“orderby=”.get_option(‘thestars_sort_cat_home’).”&order=”.get_option(‘thestars_order_cat_home’).”&depth=3&include=”.$include_cats.”&title_li=”);

    // Iterate over each category
    foreach ($categories as $category)
    // Retrieve a handful of posts for this category
    query_posts(“cat=” . $category->cat_ID . “&showposts=$intPostCount&orderby=date&order=DESC”);

  66. I attempted to use your plugin category order. I am using WP 2.91, PHP 5.1, Theme Atahualpa 3.4.6. I activated the plugin but cannot find Manage>> CATEGORY ORDER. My application requires ordering the categories in a Bar menu in Atahualpa. Can anyone guide me to where I can perform the re-ordering of categories.

  67. I’m back. I finally found where I could manage category-order. However I tried the drag and drop of catregories and saved but when i returned to web site nothing changes. In addition to re-ordering i would like to maintain the bar menu at only one level which is about 6 categories but the plugin does not seem to have capability to limit category count. But first re-ordering does not work ???

  68. London Lee – I found manage under the Posts icon (category order)

    Andrew, Monk, konisto, Mateo —- It works for you and I’m glad. So far I haven’t had any luck. I am using WP2.9.1, Atahualpa 3.4.6, PHP 5.1. Please read my comments above . If anyone can make any suggestions, it would be appreciated.

    If I can’t use re-order plugin, I would be satisfied with a category limit count but I can’t seem to get any results with that either.

  69. Thanks! This worked like a charm… I couldn’t get ‘My Category Order’ to format correctly for my gallery categories, but your plug in did it right on the first try without messing up my formatting. Thanks so much!!

  70. Unfortunately I cannot make it work.
    WP 2.92 Chinese Simplified version.

    My category name is in Simplified Chinese and I am using FF3.6.

    When I click and start dragging one category, it just show a normal text pointer that highlight text.

    I am using CO 1.0.3.
    Any advice?

  71. Hey,

    Have been using this for a while and it works well.

    Have just added a custom post type with a custom taxonomy to my site, just wondering if there is a way of altering the code easily so that I can have it on that menu and displaying the custom taxonomy, rahter than ‘category’?


  72. Seems to work just fine with WordPress 3.01. Thanks so much! The other tool for this, My Category Order, did not work for me.

    • I would also like to use your plugin for custom post type taxonomies.

      Is it possible? I am willing to help or donate if it needs to be developed.

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  74. I am using the latest version of Thesis 1.8 with the latest version of WordPress.

    Having problem with your step 5: That’s it, now you can go to Manage » Category Order and reorder the categories the way you want.

    Able to activate your plugin, but can’t find in my list of Widgets . . . HELP.

  75. Thank you man 🙂

    This is brilliant and so helpfull. It’s a blast not having to plan ahead all of you’r catagories before creating them in order to get them in the right order

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  77. What i big help this is. It will save hours of work on many websites.
    Works fantastic i just loaded in 85 links all in the right cats in seconds…


    • I had the same Q but just solved it.
      In the DASHBOARD, move your cursor to the POST icon. Then a drop down menu will show. “Category Order” will be one of the choices. Good Luck!

  78. Hello
    Using your excellent plugin on site http://www.tandooricookingexpert.com/ We have 115 categories in total. the plugin seems to have stopped working. it will no longer allow drag and drop to move order around. is there a parameter i could use to change this. i think it may be when we went into three digits, ie from 99 to 100 categories.

  79. This is a pretty good plugin than others like My Category Order, it works very well. Just because I’ve got too much plugins now could you please tell, is it possible to keep the order function or keep the current category order by code somewhere without plugin?

  80. Hey, I’ve loved using this plugin on various sites, but I’m having problems getting it working in an installation in a subdirectory – thought this was fixed in v1.0.1 – what should I do, as can’t change the installations directory? Thanks 🙂

  81. Thanks! Just what I needed. But please change the documentation to say:

    In WordPress 3.1, go to your Dashboard and drop down the Posts menu in the left-hand sidebar. Somewhere on that list will be Category Order. Click that, then drag and drop your categories. You must click the Order Categories button to save your changes before you leave the page (even if you’re just clicking More >> to move to a page of subcategories).

    Thanks again!

  82. I found this plugin very useful, thx. I do have a problem now: the drag & drop function doesn’t work. The mouse arrow changes correctly when I move upon the categories, but it cannot move them. I’m using wordpress 3.1.1

    Please help.

  83. same ..

    I found this plugin very useful, thx. I do have a problem now: the drag & drop function doesn’t work. The mouse arrow changes correctly when I move upon the categories, but it cannot move them. I’m using wordpress 3.1.1

    Please help.

  84. Did not work for me. Here is the calling script on my header.php

    php wp_list_categories(‘title_li=’);

    Please give me a advice.

  85. the javascript drag and drop diddn’t work for me but it’s a nice plugin.

    TypeError: Result of expression ‘element.dispatchEvent’ [undefined] is not a function.

    could you pleas add custom post_type support and a settings page where you can specify in which post types the plugin should appear?

  86. Hello
    I’ve upgraded my WordPress to 3.0.1 and plugin doesn’t work anymore 🙁
    The section where I can drag and drop categories in the order I want, does’t work anymore. It won’t drag or drop anything…. Anyboby had the same issue??
    Thank so much in advance!!!

  87. Hi,
    Today I set some of my child categories as parent categories. But this plugin doesn’t recognise my new parent categories, it still orders my old parent categories but it doesn’t order my new parent categories. I can’t order my new parent categories, the ones which were formerly child categories of a parent category. How can fix this?

  88. Works great on 3.1.3 but you need to go to POSTS and then CATEGORY ORDER to reorder your categories.

    Thanks for creating an awesome plugin!

  89. I needed to add the orderby=order parameter to the wp_list_categories function call in order to get it to work. For instance:


  90. I can’t get this plugin to work. It used to work but has stopped. I can’t sort the categories by moving them in the Category Order tab. Any help would be appreciated. I am using version 1.0.3 in wordpress 3.2.1.

  91. Hi,

    I am using your category plugin however sub categories (parent) on the homepage appear and normal categories. Basically I want the categories to look like this in the right side catagory menu:

    For example i want the categories to look like this:

    – Men
    – Women

    At the moment it looks like




  92. Muy bueno este plugin, tenia mi categoria ordenado alfabeticamente y me reusaba a cambiar via codigo hasta que encontre este plugin, ahora puedo poder mis categoria en el orden que quiera, gracias..

  93. i hate wordpress beacause i wass searching a plugin to chang my category order and until 1 hours searching i found 2 or 3 plugins that changes my category but i was not working..
    and now searching on google and about 5 sec i found this website. I LOVE GOOGLE ! :p

  94. Excellent! Perfect plugin for WP 3.3.1.
    After two days and many installed / uninstalled plugins, finaly great solution for my Seconday menu – category & sub-category ordering.
    Big compliment! This work is valid for donation!

  95. Hi, Thank you very much for your plugin. I know that your plugin is very useful if you are using it for WordPress Categories. I am using Jigoshop for my product categories and would like to re-order my product categories. I tried your plugin and it will not work. Can you tell me if there a way to do so like changing a code somewhere? Thank you.

  96. BUG

    I moved category to new parent – upper level. To make less steps to dig for users.
    And those categories (from child category that was deleted) can not be sorted. UI moves them but not the web site.

    • I have fixed the bug !!!
      Bug in line 58 – just replace with this:
      if(is_object($category) && $category->term_id == $id && ($terms[$n]->order == 99999) ){

      if you move category to other parent and delete the previous parent category (like shift up a few categories to upper level) then plugin save in option categoryid twice (the new one + the old one) and the original sorting algorithm use the last one. BUT in wp-admin it seems ok.
      So i add extra condition ($terms[$n]->order == 99999) which makes sure that sorting order sets only once.

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  101. Hello,
    My developer has used your plug-in on the site and it is perfectly good. I only have 1 issue:
    I have a tab that orders the ports by Date, name, …. The problem is the order by Date is Ascending. I need it to be Descending. Could you please tell me how I can do it and where I need to change?

    Thanks a lot

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