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starlit

I'm using pagelines framework and want to change the order of my posts. There are too many to use the post types order plugin. I've created a pagelines child theme and have added the following code to my functions.php:

	add_action('pagelines_before_theloop', 'castvieworder');
	
	// function name
	function castvieworder(){
		global $wp_query;
		$args = array_merge( (array)$wp_query->query, array( 'orderby' => 'rand' ) );
		query_posts( $args );
	}
	

It appears that the hook I"m attempting to use (pagelines_before_theloop) no longer exists in pagelines framework. What is the appropriate hook to use?

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WebWerx

@starlit: You can see where your hooks are with the Action Map plugin (available in the PL Store @ FREE!)

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starlit

Thanks for pointer to action map plugin. It shows lots of hook locations on my site. The obvious hook for my query_posts call (based on visual location and name) is "pagelines_before_postloop". Yet when I use it there is no change in my post order. When I grep the code base, the term "pagelines_before_postloop" does not appear anywhere. I assume the hook is constructed dynamically. Why isn't it working and what else can I try?

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starlit

Yes. Using loop_start causes the page loading to hang after displaying the menu. Using top on the server indicates that httpd and mysqld are taking up 99% of the CPU (on an EC2 m1 instance). When the page does eventually load after about a minte (and the server process return to normal), each page displays between 2500 and 2700 copies of the first post that should be on that page and none of the other posts that should be on that page. I'm using Wordpress 3.3.1 and Pagelines 2.1.5.

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starlit

I don't actually want to orderby 'rand', I'm just using that for testing to ensure the hook is working. I want to orderby 'ID'. Do you know of a plugin that allows me to select any of the available 'orderby' values (and order 'ASC' or 'DESC')?

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starlit

Thanks for api hook reference. It doesn't appear to be complete in that the loop_start hook is not listed. The Action Map plugin indicates that pagelines_before_postloop would be an appropriate hook (not in reference because it is dynamically generated). In any case, neither of these two hooks are working (see above). To reiterate, all I want to do is sort the posts on my posts page by something other than date. I'm using the following code in my base (child) theme functions.php:

	add_action('pagelines_before_postloop', 'castviewsortorder');
	
	// function name
	function castviewsortorder(){
		global $wp_query;
		$args = array_merge( (array)$wp_query->query, array( 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'meta_key' => 'sortkey', 'order' => 'ASC' ) );
		query_posts( $args );
	}
	[/code
	Surely others have had the same need to change the sort order?

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starlit

Sorry, my code is:

	
	add_action('pagelines_before_postloop', 'castviewsortorder');
	
	// function name
	function castviewsortorder(){
		global $wp_query;
		$args = array_merge( (array)$wp_query->query, array( 'orderby' => 'meta_value_num', 'meta_key' => 'sortkey', 'order' => 'ASC' ) );
		query_posts( $args );
	}
	
	

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starlit

Thanks. Came back to this issue much later, but your code worked. My code was being overridden by the 'orderby' settings of the Post Order Types plugin. As soon as I deactivated that plugin, my meta_value_num sorting on a custom meta_key field worked.

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Rob

Wonderful!


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