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order by sorting in relationship field

  • Hello,
    Basically, I have this exact question:
    But this topic was closed and points to a 404 page so no help there or anywhere else as far as I could find.

    I am trying to get the posts queried with the relationship field to show in the order they are dragged by the user.

    The fact that the selected posts in the relationship field are dragable/sortable suggests this is possible, but I can’t figure it out.

    This is my code:

    $ids= get_field('relationshipfieldname');
    if (!empty($ids)) {
    	$relations= new WP_Query(array(
    		'posts_per_page'	=> 4,
    		'post__in'		=> $ids,
    		'post_status'		=> 'publish',
    		'post_type'		=> 'page'
    	if ( $relations->have_posts() ) {
    		while ( $uitgelicht->have_posts() ) {
    			//the format in which the posts are shown

    I’ve tried menu_order, and other stuff but nothing seems to change the order.

  • Try this:

        // Query Arguments 
        $ids = get_field('relationship_name', false, false);
        $args = array(
           'post__in' => $ids,
           'orderby' =>  'post__in' 
        // The Query
        $the_query = new WP_Query( $args);
        // Check if the Query returns any posts
       if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
          php while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>
          <h1><?php the_field('postField_name'); ?></h1>
       <?php endwhile;  } ?>
  • Ups…
    php while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>
    while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>

  • Hey @franciscofuentes – A big THANK YOU for posting this. I had no idea you could ‘orderby” => ‘post__in’. Solved an issue for me today! Cheers! 🙂

  • Hi. I hope to make exactly same orderby rule.
    I added this code on my website at on function.php file but it isn’t work.
    Please let me know if I have to edit different file or change this code.

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