Order Easy Digital Downloads by Menu Order

The Easy Digital Downloads [ downloads ] shortcode offers serveral order possibilities by default.

  • price
  • id
  • random
  • post_date
  • title

If you need to order your downloads manually it’s a little bit more tricky.

Sort EDD Downloads

To order the downloads in the backend I use the plugin CMS tree page view.

  • Enable sorting of downloads in Settings -> CMS tree page view
  • Go to Downloads -> Tree view
  • Drag & Drop Downloads to the preferred order

Enable order in your theme

Add the following function to your themes functions.php

function haet_edd_sort_by_menu_order( $query, $atts ) {
    $query['orderby'] = 'menu_order';
    $query['order'] = 'ASC';
    return $query;
add_filter( 'edd_downloads_query', 'haet_edd_sort_by_menu_order', 10, 2 );