Reorder Posts | Ryan Hellyer

Reorder Posts | Ryan Hellyer, Ronald Huereca, Scott Basgaard | reorder


A simple and easy way to reorder your custom post-type posts in WordPress. Adds drag and drop functionality for post ordering in the WordPress admin panel. Works with custom post-types and regular posts.

We consider Reorder Posts a developer tool. If you do not know what menu_order or custom queries are, then this plugin is likely not for you.


  • Adds “Reorder” sub-menu to all post types by default
  • Hierarchical post type support (i.e., supports nested posts)
  • Allows you to re-nest hierarchical posts
  • Auto-saves order without having to click an update button
  • Dedicated settings panel for determining which post types can be reordered
  • Advanced settings panel for overriding the menu order of custom post type queries


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You are welcome to help us out and contribute on GitHub.


Please feel free to leave a support request here or create an issue on GitHub. If you require immediate feedback, feel free to @reply us on Twitter with your support link: (@ryanhellyer or @ronalfy). Support is always free unless you require some advanced customization out of the scope of the plugin’s existing features. We’ll do our best to get with you when we can. Please rate/review the plugin if we have helped you to show thanks for the support.


This plugin was originally developed for Metronet AS in Norway.

The plugin is now independently developed by Ryan Hellyer, Ronald Huereca and Scott Basgaard.


Either install the plugin via the WordPress admin panel, or …

  1. Upload metronet-reorder-posts to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

For each post type, you will see a new “Reorder” submenu. Simply navigate to “Reorder” to change the order of your post types. Changes are saved immediately, there is no need to click a save or update button.

By default, ordering is enabled for all post types. A settings panel is available for determining which post types to enable ordering for.

Advanced customization is allowed via hooks. See the Plugin Filters on GitHub.

This tool allows you to easily reorder post types in the back-end of WordPress. How the posts are sorted in the front-end is entirely up to you, as it should be.

We do have advanced settings under Settings->Reorder Posts, but these should only be used for testing purposes.

You’ll want to make use of WP_Query, get_posts, or pre_get_posts to modify query behavior on the front-end of your site.

Examples of each are on the respective pages above. You are welcome to leave a support request if you need help with a query and we’ll do our best to get back with you.

Plugin author

Ryan Hellyer, Ronald Huereca, Scott Basgaard

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