Directory – Default For One Category Needs To Be By Date

(Directory was not given as an option to choose for plugins).

My main Directory (Information) page is It shows my categories. Most categories are sorted alphabetically, however I need the category of “Gay / Lesbian Good News” to be sorted by date.

How do I do that please?

How do I make some of these categories get sorted manually? I want them in order of priority, not alphabetical or by date.

Thank you.

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  • Rupok
    • Support Ninja

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks for asking. I’m afraid, Directory plugin doesn’t have any option to sort categories. But you can easily get this functionality by installing and activating this plugin:

    I’ve installed this plugin and activated this on main site. Then I went to “Dashboard > Information > Taxonomy Order” section and dragged and dropped the “Gay / Lesbian Good News” category to the top. Now your main Directory (Information) page is showing “Gay / Lesbian Good News” category at first. You can manually change the order of other categories by going to “Dashboard > Information > Taxonomy Order” section and dragging-n-dropping categories.

    I believe this will help.

    Directory plugin was not provided in the dropdown because this plugin is now a retired plugin. To get more idea about retired plugins and our support policy regarding those retired plugins, you can check this page:

    So I’m afraid, we won’t be able to support this plugin anymore.

    Please let us know if you have any confusion or any further query. We will be glad to help.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!


  • Mary
    • Wisp of the WP Loop

    Oh dear Rupok, you are such a sweetie to go to all of that trouble. Thank you so much. Unfortunately I have misled you. I am happy with the alphabetical order of the categories. It is the POSTS WITHIN THE CATEGORIES that need different sorting.

    Example: It is not appropriate to sort the news alphabetically. It needs to be sorted by date, with the most recent events on the top.

    Example: Gay Pride Events should be sorted by Country, State, etc.

    Example: Homosexuality and the Bible articles should be sorted in order of importance.

    I will see what I can do with the plugin.

    Thank you!

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