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WEBFI-WordPress-4 Easy Ways to Re Order Blog Posts in WordPress



Do you want to change the order of your blog posts in WordPress? By default, WordPress shows posts in reverse chronological order where newer posts are shown first but you may need to move specific posts into a different order. Most tutorials we only show you one method on how to resolve this problem but in this one, we will give a few options. In this video, we will show you four different ways to reorder your blog posts in WordPress.

The first method we will be using is by editing the date of the article. To do this, we will go into our posts area, find the old posts and click edit. In the document’s settings, you will want to click on the published date to bring up the editor where you can modify the date it was published to a newer date based on where you would like it visible.

Should you want to keep the post above your others without changing the date, you can click the checkbox in the Status & Visibility section to stick the post to the top of your blog section. If for some reason the post is not showing before others you would want to ensure your theme does not have specific styling for their sticky posts.

If you don’t want to use either of those methods then you could take a look at the plugin called “Post Types Order” that you can find here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/post-types-order/

With the plugin activated you can visit Settings, Post Types order to modify the access to the plugin if you are on a multi-author site. When you visit the posts area you should be able to click and drag a post in your admin area and place it higher or lower than another.

For the final method, we will be using code and if you are not comfortable using code we would not recommend it. You can find the code for this guide by visiting our article here:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/reorder-wordpress-posts-using-drag-drop/

The code we add modifies the order to be chronological, meaning the oldest post will be listed first on your blog page. Should you want to change the order to something other than what we list you can see the parameter options here:

https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/classes/wp_query/

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23 Comments

  • Aminul Islam Moon on October 7, 2019

    Awesome! I was thinking yesterday that how can I arrange my post. And You just upload this video. How lucky I am! By the way, Thank you so so much 🙂

  • Dusan Markovic on October 7, 2019

    How many plugins is to much for a beginners blog ?

  • Bachchar Yassine on October 7, 2019

    awesome

  • Robert Youngs rodoyoun on October 10, 2019

    I watched this a couple of times and am not clear which is a third way to reorder blog posts. Maybe I just missed that verbal description?

  • Daud Jama on March 24, 2020

    Amazingly very helpful that you made my day, thank you very much …

  • Samuel Zev on May 1, 2020

    I just imported my blog from blogger to WordPress. I am still recommended to make an intro. how can I make my original intro from blogger into my Intro in WordPress?

  • Alcides Meneses on May 9, 2020

    thank you note.

  • Benjie Marc Agustin on June 2, 2020

    I did this however it didn't work I don't know why. Please help me

  • Mamoon_Bestani on July 5, 2020

    all your videos are really unique and helpful.

  • Ekaj Noslo on July 5, 2020

    Can you just copy and paste that function for the code, the website is not very helpful

  • sujan shangtang on July 27, 2020

    tons of pressure has gone away only because of you.

  • Ninja Master on July 29, 2020

    Thanks a lot! I recently came across your website and I find it so helpful! I like how you categorised your posts on your pages. And this video helped a lot more. I was going to contact you by mail but then I came across this video and I have some clarification now as to what to do. Once again, thanks a lot!

  • Ali R on October 2, 2020

    Is there any way to change it so my posts appear as clickable links instead of a feed? Like, a page of just my post titles that people can click. it kinda looks messy and it isn't clear you can click on stuff to expand it at the moment.

  • Skynet Joe Ecommerce Agency on October 11, 2020

    Highly amazing — I was luring here and there for over a week till I Got your video—Keep Posting such videos–thanks

  • Queen of DC on January 18, 2021

    Thanks for you very much for the easy and efficient tutorial!

  • Alan Thomas on January 20, 2021

    🙂

  • Anime Dono on January 31, 2021

    what if I want to order my posts alphabetically what should I do

  • hatem on February 25, 2021

    Everything I see to re-order posts goes one by one. Is there a way to reorder multiple posts?

  • Tamil Colleger on May 21, 2021

    Madam ur really great….thank you madam from india tamilnadu

  • Lisa Rabady on June 16, 2021

    Is it only me that literally can’t find the plug-in , I am soo made , this is supposed to be my final English project and if I can’t fix it I will lose points >:(

  • Ali Hassan on July 11, 2021

    Valuable information

  • Imposter M on October 18, 2021

    Heck yeah, straight to the point! Thanks!

  • Jeyshen on December 11, 2021

    Thank you so so much for this video, the first method worked for me.

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