Sort taxonomy terms, your way

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0.1.6 2018-09-14 19:15 UTC

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Sort taxonomy terms, your way.

WP Term Order allows users to order any visible category, tag, or taxonomy term numerically, providing a customized order for their taxonomy terms.


  • Download and install using the built in WordPress plugin installer.
  • Activate in the "Plugins" area of your admin by clicking the "Activate" link.
  • No further setup or configuration is necessary.


Term Reorder


Does this create new database tables?

No. There are no new database tables with this plugin.

Does this modify existing database tables?

Yes. The wp_term_taxonomy table is altered, and an order column is added.

Can I query and sort by order?

Yes. Use it like:

$terms = get_terms( array(
    'taxonomy'   => 'category',
    'depth'      => 1,
    'number'     => 100,
    'parent'     => 0,
    'orderby'    => 'order', // <--- Looky looky!
    'order'      => 'ASC',
    'hide_empty' => false,

    // Try the "wp-term-meta" plugin!
    'meta_query' => array( array(
        'key' => 'term_thumbnail'
    ) )
) );

Where can I get support?

The WordPress support forums:

Can I contribute?

Yes, please! The number of users needing more robust taxonomy term ordering is growing fast. Having an easy-to-use UI and powerful set of functions is critical to managing complex WordPress installations. If this is your thing, please help us out!