Dynamically Order Posts Using Query String and query_posts

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Are you looking for a way to dynamically order posts with query strings? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to order posts using query string and query_posts.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file above the loop:

if(isset($_get['order']) == 'asc'){
  }else if(isset($_get['order']) == 'desc'){

Add this code in your WordPress template file where you want to display the posts in order.

<a href="?order=ASC">Ascending</a>
<a href="?order=DESC">Descending</a>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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