How to Arrange and Reorder WordPress Pages

How to Arrange and Reorder WordPress Pages


The order of “Pages” in WordPress is especially important because in many themes, Pages are used by default as the top menu items. Of course you don’t have to use Pages as your menu items, but for many sites it makes sense to do so. You may also want a menu of Pages in your sidebar.

By default, Pages in WordPress are ordered alphabetically. And that may be fine for some, but many may want to order their Pages as they like.

How To Order Pages

First you will want to go to your Edit Pages page.

Hover over the title of your Page, and then click “Quick Edit.”

By default, all Pages are set at the “highest” level of 0. (Or the “lowest” level if you like. The lower numbers appear first.) Because all Pages are set to 0, the order is determined alphabetically.

You can change the order of posts as you like by numbering them. Remember that because all Pages are set to 0 by default, unless you change their order number, those pages will retain their top positions.

Change Order

Once you’ve arranged your Pages in the order that you like, you will see that order reflected on the front end of your site.

Photo: Blue file cards A and Z from BigStock