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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#9819 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Allow order_by=none in query_posts

Reported by: joostdevalk Owned by: ryan
Milestone: 2.8 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8
Component: Query Keywords: has-patch tested commit
Focuses: Cc:


Would like to add an extra orderby value to query_posts, that could return posts based on the order they are in in it's include statement.

So when you do query_posts("include=3,2,5,4,1&orderby=none")

They are return in the order 3,2,5,4,1

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Change History (15)

#1 @MichaelH
7 years ago

Have seen this requested in the forums several times.

How about calling it 'orderby=explicit'?

Don't suppose using 'order=3,2,5,4,1' makes any sense?

#2 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

order = false would be sweet. it would optimize the query, too.

#3 @DD32
7 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Version set to 2.8

How about calling it 'orderby=explicit'?

Explicit infers given order, Which brings it to

Don't suppose using 'order=3,2,5,4,1' makes any sense?

Not really.. Since a lot of the time the id's are not known until its queried.

order = false would be sweet. it would optimize the query, too.

False is an option, but empty(false) == true, which means changing the way its currently acting. Thats my reason for a vote for a string.

(This was also discussed on #wordpress-dev beforehand, And i was mentioning things to joostdevalk whilst he was writing this patch)

#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

@dd: mmm, looks like you forgot to add the patch...

#5 @DD32
7 years ago

@dd: mmm, looks like you forgot to add the patch...

Please use my full handle..

Sorry... I thought joostdevalk had added the patch.. I'll attach one now.

7 years ago

#6 @DD32
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

#7 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

  • Keywords tested commit added; needs-testing removed

works fine

#8 @ryan
7 years ago

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

(In [11415]) Add orderby=none. Props DD32. fixes #9819

#9 @michaelh
6 years ago

Cannot make this work so that it displays posts in the order of 3,2,5,4,1:


But this filter seems to work:

function filter_orderby($orderby = ) {

$orderby = " FIELD(ID, 3, 2, 5, 4, 1)";

return $orderby;


add_filter('posts_orderby', 'filter_orderby');

#10 @daltonrooney
5 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

This does not seem to work in WordPress 3.0.

#11 @ryan
5 years ago

We use this internally in WP and it seems to be working fine. All it means is that ORDER BY will not be in the query.

#12 @daltonrooney
5 years ago

I guess maybe I misunderstood michaelh's original request, then? When use this query


I get my posts back as 1,2,3

I actually need to get them back the way I entered it. Does that make sense?

#13 @dd32
5 years ago

I think this may depend on your MySQL version..

But that being said, orderby=none IS ordering by the MySQL Natural ordering right now, which is ordered by insert time (So by ID basically).

#14 @nacin
5 years ago

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

This is correct. orderby=none does not fulfill the original request here.

However, this ticket has been closed for some time, and there was an enhancement to come out of it.

Adding orderby=provided (or what have you) can take place in a new ticket. If you wish to create one, be sure to reference #9819.


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