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Advanced Custom Sort


Use Cases

  • Custom slideshow: allow clients to select which slides to display, and in which order
  • Teasers: showcase some hand-picked posts/pages/etc
  • Menus: create visually appealing menus and landing pages (using post custom fields)


  • Intuitive, drag-n-drop interface
  • Built-in smart search within the edit screen
  • No additional DB tables created
  • Create unlimited groups



  • Click on Settings > Adv Custom Sort
  • Click “Add New”, and name it (e.g. “My Group”)
  • Select posts from the dropdown box, then click “Add Selected Posts”
  • The chosen posts will appear below. Sort them if needed, then save the post
  • Within your template, above the loop, add $acs->query_posts (see the Screenshots tab)



  • The post selector, with built-in smart search

  • Add $acs->query_posts() to your template to enable the custom sort


  1. Upload ‘advanced-custom-sort’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click on Settings -> Adv Custom Sort


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Change Log


  • Ignore sticky posts by default (props @sc0ttkclark)


  • CSS updates ahead of WP 3.4
  • More minor cleanup


  • Minor cleanup