Staff Order

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Template Options – Staff Order

Staff Order Types

  • Sort Text
  • Manual Sort
  • Random Sort
Sort Text. Records are sorted in alphabetical order by the Sort Text field.
You can enter text manually or automatically by copying the data from other fields.
There is a shortcode option to sort in ascending order if required.
Manual Sort. For small number of records you can choose manual ordering. Simply drag the items up or down and they will be saved in that order.
Random Sort. To show records in a random order, add option random to your shortcode. Paging is not supported with random option.

Staff Order Setup

To select your sorting options go to: Template Options > Staff Order.

Sort Options

Sort Text – manual entry.
This option requires manual data entry.
Sort Text – copy from Single Line Text.
Works only with Single Line Text.
Field ID. Select from what field to copy the data.
No manual entry. Text is copied automatically from selected field.
Text is copied when you update staff member record.
Sort Text – copy from Multipart Field.
Works only with Multipart Field.
Field ID. Select from what field to copy the data.
Field Parts Order. Comma delimited list of field parts. Multipart Field has 4 parts. You can copy them in any order.
No manual entry. Text is copied automatically from selected field.
Field parts are arranged by the Field Parts Order setting.
Text is copied when you update staff member record.
Manual sort.
Simply drag the items up or down and they will be saved in that order.

Final Remarks

You can change the sort option anytime but there is no global update. To apply a new setting you have to open each of the staff member records and update it.
We recommend planning ahead and decide what type of sorting will fit your requirements before adding large number of records.
Our Staff List CSV plugin has an option to populate Sort Text field when importing data.