Best WordPress Plugin for Re ordering Posts and Pages

Changing the order of posts is something very convenient within a WordPress blog, and thankfully we’ve always had a few plugins that did the job very well, even providing us with an Ajax interface which made this task really easy and intuitive.

My favourite one is the excellent Simple Page Ordering plugin.

simple page ordering

Order your pages, hierarchical custom post types, or custom post types with “page-attributes” with simple drag and drop right from the built in page list.

Simply drag and drop the page into the desired position. It’s that simple. No new admin menus pages, no clunky, bolted on user interfaces. Just drag and drop on the page or post-type screen.

The plug-in is “capabilities aware” – only users with the ability to edit others’ pages (editors and administrators) will be able to reorder content.

Integrated help is included: just click the “help” tab at the top right of the screen.

The only problem with Simple Page Ordering is that it only reorders pages and hierarchical custom post types.

If you need support for Posts or non-hierarchical custom post types, I suggest the excellent Intuitive Custom Post Order which I’ve used successfully to re-order products on my online plugin shop at Unfortunately if you’re using this plugin it will prevent SearchWP from working properly, so keep it in mind if you plan to run both those plugins on your site.

About Jean Galea

Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the podcast. His personal blog can be found at

Related Articles

  • How to Run PHP in WordPress Posts and Pages

    By default WordPress doesn't allow you to execute PHP scripts from within the post and page editors. Exec-PHP is the solution. The Exec-PHP plugin executes PHP code in posts, pages…

  • A forum on your website can increase visitor engagement and allow you to start a loyal community. There are a few WordPress forum plugins available. Let's take a look at…

  • If you've read anything about SEO, you'll know that internal linking within your site's pages is an important element. It is also a good idea to offer links to related…

11 Responses

  1. Deena Shope
    Deena Shope March 9, 2011 at 03:49 | | Reply

    I love this blog. Actually I challenged myself trying to create one like this too, however I am not having the know-how on how to do it. Tell me about this “WordPress” all about? Is it difficult? Need I be smart in computers to put together a blog? I want to make a blog for my learn english writing for students website. Can WordPress be meshed into an existing website?

  2. chibichiii
    chibichiii February 1, 2014 at 13:58 | | Reply

    I have to admit I tried this plugin, but I prefered CMS Page Order. For my pages, cause it works with a Tree structure.

  3. weiluri
    weiluri October 28, 2015 at 17:19 | | Reply

    if you want to sort by some criteria (title, author, custom field etc.), you can try a new plugin for sorting any content type, i just added to wordpress repository 🙂

  4. hauerpower
    hauerpower November 17, 2016 at 05:42 | | Reply

    this plugin in wordpress 4.6.1 doesnt work, 🙁
    don’t know why, but in older version do work perfec.

  5. Eve Hunt
    Eve Hunt November 27, 2018 at 00:58 | | Reply

    “I love the first plugin, even if I haven’t implemented it yet. It’s a great way of interacting with reader, plus I find that people who comment & don’t see “Your comment is in moderation” think that there comment was lost (which it isn’t, just in the mod queue). The only thing I’d like is for it to be used for every commenter 🙂

    You should know where I stand on dofollow comments, I don’t like it, but it does it’s job 🙂

    Quick question, what’s the difference between the two backup plugins?”

  6. Metcalf
    Metcalf July 15, 2019 at 04:02 | | Reply

    Great Article and Congratulations on the new Plugin

  7. John Mayor
    John Mayor September 4, 2019 at 12:44 | | Reply

    Good job jean. Very simple yet extremely handy plugin. I am going to try it soon.

  8. Jenny
    Jenny November 12, 2019 at 07:56 | | Reply

    Great job this plugin and the WordPress CMS really make my life so much easier.

Leave a Reply