Sort Order (Staff Order)

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Template Options – Sort Order

Sort Types

  • Sort Text
  • Manual Sort
  • Random Sort
  • Custom Sort
Sort Text. Records are sorted in alphabetical order by the Sort Text field.
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.
Custom Sort. A custom sorting is a convenient way to to implement a special sort order that other ordering options can’t provide. You can display a subsets of records filtered by category and ordered by custom field (e.g., position or job title). See: Custom Sort Order.

Staff Order – Sort Options Setup

To select your sorting options go to: Template Options > Staff Order.
For performance reasons only Sort Text field is used for sorting. Before adding a large number of records, we recommend to decide what data to use for sort text field. Most users prefer Last First name.
You can add text manually or automatically by copying the data from other fields. When copy option is selected the data will be copied only when Sort Text is empty.
Source and Sort Text fields are not linked and updating a source field won’t update the Sort Text. You have to do it manually. The copy option is intended to simplify data entry but at the same time to allow a full control over sort text values.
Our Staff List CSV plugin has an option to populate Sort Text field when importing data.
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 the field to copy the data from.
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 the field to copy the data from.
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 fields.
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.