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  • My question is where does this go, and how would I get the sort to carry over to an Elementor archive?

    I have a staff directory page which I would like to sort by department and position (manager, supervisor, staff). So My array would look like below, but I don’t know where to save it or implement it.

    Also, I’m not sure if it would be better to set up my department and position fields as text or use a numeric id. If I was doing this in a database I would select the ID and output the label.

    $posts = get_posts( array(
    		'numberposts' 	=> -1,
    		'post_type'  	=> 'Staff-Member',
                        'meta_query'    =>  array(
                            'relation'  =>  'AND',
                            'department'  =>  array(
                                'key'       => 'department',
                                'value'     =>  array(1,2,3),
                                // 1='Admin', 2='Fiscal', 3='Maintenance'
                            'position'    => array(
                                'key'       => 'position',
                                'value'   =>  array(1,2,3)
                                // 1='Manager', 2='Supervisor', 3='Staff'
                        'orderby'   =>  array(
                            'department' =>   "ASC",
                            'position' =>   "ASC",
    				) );