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Taxonomies Sortable


Taxonomies Sortable allow to sort non-hierarchical taxonomy terms associated to objects by drag&drop them on the administration interface.


Once the plugin is installed you can make a taxonomy sortable in the following ways:

  • Programmatically by adding 'sortable' => true argument in register_taxonomy().
  • Programmatically by using taxonomies_sortable filter below.
  • Using the Settings->Taxonomies Sortable administration screen by selecting non-hierarchical taxonomies you want to make sortable.

Note that making a taxonomy sortable, implicitly means also setting sort => true for that taxonomy.



Filter allowing to programmatically set sortable taxonomies.

apply_filters( 'taxonomies_sortable', array $taxonomies )


Filter allowing to display or not the plugin settings page in the administration.

apply_filters( 'taxonomies_sortable_admin_settings', boolean $display )


  • The taxonomy tags metabox drag&drop in action.
  • The setting plugin page.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/taxonomies-sortable directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.


Does it work with Gutenberg?

Currently no, even if the Gutenberg support is under development.


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Contributors & Developers

“Taxonomies Sortable” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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For Taxonomies Sortable changelog, please see the Releases page on GitHub.