Ordering Pages in WordPress Dashboard

Last Update: February 06, 2016

I wanted to share something that I found today and have found very useful. It is a WordPress Plugin called "Simple Page Ordering" and it does exactly that. It allows you to order your Pages in your WordPress dashboard by a simple drag and drop action.

In the Plugin section of your dashboard there's a search box (top right hand corner). Type in "Simple Page Ordering" and there it is. You can click for more details or click to install.

I have found it very useful - and maybe you will too.

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silvanaektal Premium
I did and it works partially on pc. From phone the order is always alphabetical.
Thanks Julie. Been looking for this. Very helpful indeed.
BarryJ Premium
Hi, Julie. Thanks for the info. You can do the same thing in WP dashboard without a plugin. Just go to the menu in the appearance section. you can drag and drop all your pages to whatever order you want, and even create sub-pages. Adding plugins can (not always) slow down your site.
jastewart Premium
Hello Barry - I know about ordering page in the menu. But (as far as I can see) they are literally for ordering how the menu appears on my published site. I have a LOT of pages as drafts (works in progress) and I find it useful to be able to order them within the Pages section of my dashboard. It's a different use of page ordering.

You are also right to remind us that plugins can low down a site. I'v added two and I monitor my site speed afterwards to make sure it has not been affected.

Thank you for reading and for you input.