Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order


Order Categories and all custom taxonomies terms (hierarchically) using a Drag and Drop Sortable javascript capability. No Theme update is required the code will change the query on the fly.
If multiple taxonomies are created for a custom post type, a menu will allow to chose the one need to be sorted. If child categories (terms) are defined, those can be ordered too using the same interface.

Also you can have the admin terms interface sorted per your new sort.

This plugin is developed by Nsp-Code


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  • Category Order Interface.
  • Multiple Taxonomies Interface.


  1. taxonomy-terms-order フォルダーを /wp-content/plugins/ ディレクトリへアップロードしてください。
  2. 管理画面のプラグインメニューから有効化してください。
  3. 有効化したら「設定 > Taxonomy Terms Order 」で設定内容を確認してください。
  4. Use Taxonomy Order link which appears into each post type section to make your sort.


お問い合わせは まで、お気軽にどうぞ。

  1. taxonomy-terms-order フォルダーを /wp-content/plugins/ ディレクトリへアップロードしてください。
  2. 管理画面のプラグインメニューから有効化してください。
  3. 有効化したら「設定 > Taxonomy Terms Order 」で設定内容を確認してください。
  4. Use Taxonomy Order link which appears into each post type section to make your sort.
PHP の知識がまるでないのですが、それでもこのプラグインを使うことはできますか ?

Yes, this is the right tool for you. The plugin comes with a unique feature to update the queries on the fly and return the terms in the required order without changing any line of code. Or as an alternative you can do that manually.

このプラグインで設定した並び順をコードから利用したいのですが、どうすればできますか ?

get_terms() の引数に ‘orderby’ => ‘term_order’ という指定を含めてください。

ソートできるタクソノミーは何ですか ?


管理画面でのタームの並びを変えることはできますか ?

Absolutely, the plugin can do that. In fact you can configure so only the admin will update and the front side template will display the terms as before.


All ideas are welcome and i put them on my list to be implemented into the new versions. Anyway this may take time, but if you are in a rush, please consider a small donation and we can arrange something.

I still need more features

Consider upgrading to our advanced version of this plugin at a very resonable price Advanced Taxonomy Terms Order Order



Needed to change the default ordering of the displayed ‘post categories’ within the categories widget in a footer.
Simply worked, no problems, no fuss.

Thank you

Works as advertised, but terms are not collapsing on order page :/

Dear @nsp-code :

On a website with many terms, sorting/ordering page is not much clear, it would be nice to have ability to collapse all at start and expand particular if necessary 🙂

But I don’t see this as a reason for star-down, so I am keeping 5 stars, because this plugin simply does what it says.

What I find kinda handy, is the option to turn off the default behaviour – auto order – last time I’ve used auto order, but I can imagine cases, where this order is to be applied only in some places and not site-wide 🙂

Thank you for your work! 🙂



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  • Default admin capability changed from install_plugins to manage_options to prevent DISALLOW_FILE_MODS issue.
  • Prepare plugin for Composer package
  • Interface table th elements titles left align
  • Interface Taxonomy terms count fix


  • Included ‘ignore_term_order’ to force menu_order ignore when autosort active.
  • Translations issues update


  • Remove translations from the package
  • Removed donate banner
  • PHP 7 fix
  • Unused action remove


  • textdomain folder fix
  • Translation fix for user roles
  • the_title filter replaced with terms_walker
  • Add Nonce for admin settings


  • Texdomain change to taxonomy-terms-order to allow translations through
  • WordPress 4.4 compatibility update
  • Css updates

  • Security bug fix


  • Translation textdomain fix – thanks to Pedro Mendonça
  • Portuguese localization update – Pedro Mendonça


  • User role switch from deprecated user_level to capabilities
  • Taxonomy sort for media
  • Admin Options update


  • イタリア語 (
  • Admin css updates.


  • Polish Language(Pozdrawiam – ; Mateusz – )


  • Hungarian Language(Adam Laki –
  • Ukrainian translation (Michael Yunat –
  • チェコ語翻訳


  • Brazilian Portuguese Language (Rafael Forcadell –


  • Traditional Chineze Language (Danny –
  • Minor admin styling


  • Menu walker update
  • Translations load fix
  • 日本語


  • Headers already sent bug fix
  • Slovak Language (Branco Slovak


  • Small updates
  • ドイツ語とフランス語。


  • Localization implement, Dutch and Romanian.
  • Many thanks to Anja Fokker