In the past, we’ve shown you how to organize WordPress posts and other custom post types using drag and drop. While the pages would certainly qualify as custom post types, that plugin does not cover the pages. In this article, we’ll show you how to reorder and organize WordPress pages by dragging the selection using simple page ordering:
If you don’t like the video or need further instructions, read on. The first thing you need to do is install and activate the plugin called Simple Page Ordering. Once activated there are no settings for this plugin. Just go to the Pages menu and start sorting the pages by dragging them. This plugin is extremely useful and we are using it on WPBeginner. You can see it listed in our Behind the Scenes section of our project.
We actually used this plugin to create our Blueprint page. By default, WordPress lets you sort pages in the page attributes section. When WordPress didn’t have the fantastic menus, the developers used this page sorting feature to sort their menus. However, it was a great pain. Suppose you ordered your pages 1-10 respectively. Now, if you want to change the order, you must also change other page orders. The simple plug-in for page sorting simplifies this work a lot.
The main use of this plugin that we can see now is the organization of your list of secondary pages. For example our Blueprint page is a main page. All listed plug-ins are sub-pages of the Blueprint page. This plugin is NOT used to order pages for use in your menus. WordPress menus are quite capable of doing it yourself. We hope you find this article useful and you will use the simple page ordering plug-in.