[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #7431: Allow posts to be ordered by meta_key

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Tue Jul 29 19:27:23 GMT 2008

#7431: Allow posts to be ordered by meta_key
 Reporter:  AaronCampbell            |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect                   |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  high                     |    Milestone:  2.6.1    
Component:  General                  |      Version:           
 Severity:  normal                   |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |  
Comment (by mdawaffe):


 You can do this now with the posts_orderby filter.

 Also note that if you're trying to sort by numeric data, meta_value is
 stored as a string.  That means you'll either have to store all your
 numeric data in a fixed width format (left pad with zeroes, YYYY-MM-DD,
 ...) or use the posts_orderby filter (even if the patch gets applied) to
 ORDER BY 0 + meta_value (or some similar trick).

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7431#comment:1>
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