Staff Order

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Template Options – Staff Order

By default, Sort Text field is used for sorting. Before adding a large number of records, you’ve to decide what data to enter in this field. Most users prefer to do have staff members ordered by Last First names.
For performance reasons ordering staff member records by Sort Text field is your best option. There are also a custom sort options that you can use.
Staff page sort text field

Template Options > Staff Order

Sort Option – Sort Text field.
Records are sorted in alphabetical, descending order by content of the Sort Text field.
There is a shortcode option to sort in ascending order if required.
The Sort Text is a default field and it’s always included in all staff member records.
This is the best performing and recommended sorting option.
Staff page sort option, Sort Text field
Our Staff List CSV plugin has an option to populate Sort Text field when importing data.

Template Options > Staff Order

Sort Option – Manual.
For smaller number of records you can choose manual ordering. Simply drag the items up or down and they will be saved in that order.
Staff page sort option, manual
Staff page sort option, manual sorting example

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. See: Custom Sort Order.