After quite a long time with no updates I just released a new version of my WordPress plugin “Must-Read Posts”. The new version adds several configurable sorting options which was the most requested missing feature. With the exception of the custom sort order they’re pretty self explanatory and include:
- Post date descending (latest posts/pages first)
- Post date ascending (oldest posts/pages first)
- Random (randomizes the sort order)
The custom sort order allows pre-defined ordering of posts or pages and was the default and only sort option in the earlier versions of the plugin. If you update from an earlier version of the plugin this still is the default sort order. The sort ordering option can be found on the widget’s configuration area.
In case you’re using the non-widget PHP function, the sort order parameters are:
If you don’t specify a sort order, the default is “custom”. If you’re using a plugin like WP Super Cache don’t expect the random sort order to show a different order every time you load the page.
The plugin can be installed/updated from the plugins admin page within your WordPress site or downloaded here.