Staff Order – Sort Text Field

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Staff Order – Sort Text Field

For optimal performance you can choose Sort Text as your sorting option.

Staff Order – Sort Text

Records are sorted in alphabetical, descending order by content of the Sort Text field.
Order of the staff members is saved and updated every time you update the staff record.
You can leave it empty if you choose to use post titles for sorting.

Selecting Sort Text field for staff order.

Template Options > Staff Order > Sort Options
Staff member Sort Text field has to be populated for sorting to work.

Sort Text – Data Input Options

Template Options > Staff Order > Sort Text > Data Input Options
  1. Manual entry.
  2. Copy from Single Line Text field.
  3. Copy from Multipart field.

Manual entry

Users will fill in the Sort Text field manually.
WordPress plugin Staff List, sort field data input options - manual entry WordPress plugin Staff List, sort field manual data entry example

Auto populate option

Rather than entering the Sort Text manually, you can set up a form rule to auto populate it, by passing the data from other fields.
  • Data will be copied only when the Sort Text field is empty.
  • It’s copied when you update the staff member record.
  • Source and destination fields are not linked. The subsequent edits won’t trigger the update.
  • Changing the input option won’t reset the Sort Text field values. Only new records will be affected.
This option is intended to simplify initial data entry. Do not it unless you fully understand how it works.
In case it won’t work as expected, disregard it and choose a manual option instead.

Copy from Single Line Text field

Field ID. Select the field to copy the data from.
Selected field has to be type of Single Line Text.
WordPress plugin Staff List, sort field data input options - copy from single line text
Text is copied from selected field when you update staff member record.
Staff List, sort field copy from single line text data entry example

Copy from Multipart field

Works only with Multipart Fields.
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.
Plugin Staff List, sort field data input options - copy from multipart field
Text is copied from selected fields when you update staff member record.
Field parts are arranged by the Field Parts Order.
WordPress plugin Staff List, sort field copy from multipart field data entry example
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