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WordPress Plugin – My Category Order

My Category Order allows you to set the order in which Post categires will appear on your WordPress site. Uses a drag and drop interface for ordering. Adds a widget with additional options for easy installation on widgetized themes.

Download here: My Category Order – WordPress.org Plugin Directory

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Plugin Info

My Category Order was released in 2006 and has been compatible with every version of WordPress from 1.5 to 2.8.5. It went through a lot of changes, but the effort needed to keep it backwards compatible was quite burdensome. Breaking support for versions of WP older than 2.8 allowed for the inclusion of a more powerful widget and the removal of the horrible taxonomy.php patch (believe me I hated it more than anyone).

The most exciting change comes from the move to the new Widget API. It makes adding support for multiple widget instances a snap. Rewriting the widget code also allowed me to add widget options for nearly every single parameter normally available to the wp_list_categories template function. If you were being held back by the lack of options on the built in Categories widget then definitely check that out.

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WordPress Plugin – My Link Order

My Link Order allows you to set the order in which links and link categories will appear on your WordPress site. Uses a drag and drop interface for ordering. Adds a widget with additional options for easy installation on widgetized themes.

7/2/11: WP 3.1.4 broke the plugin. The newest version of the plugin (3.1.4) fixes this, but might require changes on your end. If you use widgets then you are good to go. If you use wp_list_bookmarks in your template, then just change that to mylinkorder_list_bookmarks(). It does the exact same thing, but allows the custom ordering.

Download here: My Link Order – WordPress.org Plugin Directory

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Installation Help (thanks to Ken down in the comments)

Step One: Go to “Widgets” under the “Appearance” tab. Drag the “Links” widget off the sidebar in order to deactivate it. Then, drag the “My Link Order” widget where you want your links to appear.

Step Two: Click on “My Link Order” to get to the settings. Be sure to set “Category Order By:” and “Link Order By:” to “My Order.” This is what allows you to set your links in whatever order you want the widget to display them in.

Step Three: Click on “My Link Order” under the “Links” tab. In the lower section are your link categories, in boxes. Drag and drop these to order your categories, and then click on the button “Click to Order Categories.” Now your categories will be in the order you want them.

Step Four: in the upper section, under “Order Link” click on the drop-down menu in order to select which category you want to order first. Then click on “Order Links in this Category.” Your links will then appear in little boxes and the widget will say “Order the links by dragging and dropping them into the desired order.” Do so. Then click the button below that says “Click to Order Links.” The links in that category will now be in the order you select. Click on the “Go Back” link to order the links in your other categories the same way.  (You need to do this for each category, unless you have a category you don’t care about the order of.)

Plugin Info

My Link Order was released in 2006 and has been compatible with every version of WordPress from 1.5 to 2.8.5. It went through a lot of changes, but the effort needed to keep it backwards compatible was quite burdensome. Breaking support for versions of WP older than 2.8 allowed for the inclusion of a more powerful widget and the removal of the horrible taxonomy.php patch (believe me I hated it more than anyone).

The most exciting change comes with the move to the new Widget API. It makes adding support for multiple widget instances a snap. Rewriting the widget code also allowed me to add widget options for nearly every single parameter normally available to the wp_list_bookmarks template function. If you were being held back by the lack of options on the built in Links widget then definitely check that out.

If you’d like to say thank you or make a donation please visit my Gifts and Donations page.

All of the old comments were moved to this page: My Link Order – Archived

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WordPress Plugin – My Page Order

My Page Order allows you to set the order of your pages with an easy to use drag and drop interface. Adds a widget with additional options for easy installation on widgetized themes.

Download here: My Page Order – WordPress.org Plugin Directory

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Plugin Info

My Page Order was released in 2006 and has been compatible with every version of WordPress from 1.5 to 2.8.5. It went through a lot of changes, but the effort needed to keep it backwards compatible was quite burdensome. As of version 2.8.6 of the plugin, it will only support WP 2.8 or above.

With the break in compatibility I’m able to take advantage of the new Widget API. It makes adding support for multiple widget instances a snap. Rewriting the widget code also allowed me to add widget options for nearly every single parameter normally available to the wp_list_pages template function. If you were being held back by the lack of options on the built in Pages widget then definitely check that out.

If you’d like to say thank you or make a donation please visit my Gifts and Donations page.

All of the old comments were moved to this page: My Page Order – Archived

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Gifts and Donations

I first published my WordPress plugins back in 2006 and in that time they’ve been downloaded hundreds of thousands times by people all over the world. I’ve exchanged thousands of emails with people running into problems or just saying thank you. I enjoy making myself available to help others, but it can be tough to find the motivation and time to keep it up.

If you find my plugins useful and wanted to say thank you, there are a couple things you could do:

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I love Amazon and a gift card doesn’t have any fees like PayPal. Send me a gift card at froman118@gmail.com. Leave a comment here or include your email in the gift card note so I can say thank you.

Donation

Make a small donation through Paypal. Just a couple dollars is more than enough to make my day and I’m blown away whenever I receive a donation.

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If you aren’t able to do either of the above, post a comment and say thank you. I like to hear from the people who are using my plugins.

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