X

Dynamically Order Posts Using Query String and query_posts

Snippets by IsItWP

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.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file above the loop or in a site-specific plugin:

<?
if(isset($_get['order']) == 'asc'){
    query_posts('order=asc');
  }else if(isset($_get['order']) == 'desc'){
    query_posts('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.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: How to create a small business website and 9 best WordPress backup plugins.

Comments  Leave a Reply

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our privacy policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.

WordPress Launch Checklist

The Ultimate WordPress Launch Checklist

We've compiled all the essential checklist items for your next WordPress website launch into one handy ebook.
Yes, Send Me the Free eBook!