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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#8549 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Page Parent field: Incorrectly ordered

Reported by: randyhoyt Owned by: westi
Milestone: 2.7 Priority: high
Severity: major Version: 2.7
Component: UI Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


When editing a page, the "Page Parent" field shows the pages ordered alphabetically. The pages should be ordered by the value in the "Order" field.

Change History (7)

#1 @randyhoyt
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.7
  • Priority changed from normal to high

#2 @azaozz
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to UI
  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.8
  • Owner anonymous deleted
  • Priority changed from high to low
  • Severity changed from normal to trivial
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Perhaps it's easier to find the page parents when ordered alphabetically.

#3 @sc0ttkclark
7 years ago

  • Severity changed from trivial to minor
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect


I find it tough to distinguish what 'easy' is when:

  1. The listings of the page on the edit tab for Pages is listed by 'Nav Order'
  2. The listings of the page parents on the page form are listed 'Alphabetically'
  3. There are no options to switch either of them to conform to a singular order.

I seriously think this needs to be looked at as a defect as it is contradictory to what the user may be used to when managing pages. Pick one or the other, OR provide an option to change order on the Edit tab for Pages.

#4 @randyhoyt
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to 2.7
  • Priority changed from low to high
  • Severity changed from minor to major
  • Version set to 2.7

WordPress 2.6.5 currently orders by menu order, so this is something that has been broken in 2.7 RC2. (This would fall under a regression bug, I would think.)

I install WordPress as a CMS for clients that often don't even use posts. The pages needs to be displayed in the same order that they appear in the page list and in the site navigation. I will not be able to use 2.7 for these projects until the ordering is correct.

(Just for historical context, something similar happened in 2.5: #6731. It was fixed in 2.5.1. It's typically just an oversight; pages are meant to be ordered in the order the user specifies.)

#5 @westi
7 years ago

  • Owner set to westi
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Yeah these used to be sorted by menu_order.

#6 @westi
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [10181]) Sort page_parent dropdown by menu_order. Fixes #8549.

#7 @ryan
7 years ago

(In [10182]) Sort by 'menu_order, post_title'. see #8549

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