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Easily provide front-end sorting controls for SilverStripe lists

2.0.1 2014-08-29 03:21 UTC


A front-end control for sorting SilverStripe lists easily. The aim of this module is to make sorting lists as simple as it is to use PaginatedList.


  • SilverStripe 3+


There are a few ways you can define sort options within an array.

Make a public function on your controller:

function getSorter(){
    $sorts = array(
        'Title', //DB field name only
        'Popularity' => 'Popularity DESC', //map title to sort sql
        'Price' => array("BasePrice" => "ASC"), //map title to data list sort
        new ListSorter_Option("Age", "Created DESC", //object
            new ListSorter_Option("Age", array("Created" => "ASC")) //reverse
    return new ListSorter($this->request,$sorts);

Call that function when updating your list:

public function getSortableChildren() {
    $list = $this->Children();
    $list = $this->getSorter()->sortList($list);
    return $list;

Use my template or roll your own.

<% include Sorter %>
<% loop SortableChildren %>
<% end_loop %>