NOTE: This plug-in has been incorporated into WordPress core as of version 3.5.
Sort Query by Post In is a very light weight (less than 10 lines of code) plug-in intended for developers executing custom post queries. You’re welcome to include it in your theme and redistribute – just offer us some credit, please!
When constructing a WordPress post query in your theme template files or plug-in, WordPress offers the option to explicitly specify the posts to retrieve using the
post__in parameter. Unfortunately, the
orderby parameter does not offer an option that will sort the result by the exact order passed in the
post__in parameter. This plug-in adds a
post__in option for the
orderby parameter that will order the result by the exact order specified in the
And don’t worry about the plug-in being deactivated – your post queries with the new
post__in value used for
orderby will simply gracefully fall back to the default date sorting.