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How to Organize or Reorder WordPress Pages with Drag & Drop

Do you want to organize your WordPress pages by simply dragging and dropping them where you want?

WordPress will arrange your blog posts and pages based on the published date or alphabetical order by default. However, with the right WordPress plugin, you can reorder your pages to organize them more logically.

In this article, we will show you how to reorder and organize WordPress pages with drag and drop.

Organize Pages with Drag and Drop in WordPress

Why Change the Order of WordPress Pages?

By default, WordPress will organize your pages alphabetically or use the publish date to show the recent page first.

If you have a lot of pages, it can be difficult to manage them and find the pages you need in your WordPress dashboard.

Luckily, you can use a simple plugin to rearrange the pages by simply dragging and dropping them where you want.

Let’s take a look at how you can organize your WordPress pages by using drag and drop.

Note: This guide will show you how to reorder your pages in your WordPress dashboard, so you can then use this order in custom WP_Query. If you’d like to reorder pages the easy way, then we recommend using our guide on creating navigation menus in WordPress.

Organize Your WordPress Pages Using a Plugin

First, you’ll need to install and activate the Simple Page Ordering plugin. If you need help, then please refer to our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once activated, there are no additional settings to use the plugin. Simply go to Pages » All Pages from your WordPress admin panel and start ordering your pages by dragging and dropping them.

Change page order in WordPress

You can now rearrange your WordPress pages and place them in any order you want.

How to Organize WordPress Pages Manually

Another way you can reorganize your WordPress pages is by changing the order in the page attributes section.

To start, simply edit any page. Once you’re in the WordPress block editor, navigate to the ‘Page Attributes’ box located in the menu on your right.

After that, you can enter the ‘Order’ value for your page. The lower the number, the higher it will appear in the list.

Change page attributes settings

The problem with this method is that you’ll have to manually change the order value on all other pages that you want to rearrange on your website.

This can be time-consuming and doesn’t offer the drag and drop option to organize your pages. That’s why using the Simple Page Ordering plugin is a better option.

If you’d like to reorder your blog posts as well, then see our guide on easy ways to re-order your blog posts.

We hope this article helped you learn about the Simple Page Ordering plugin and how to organize WordPress pages with drag and drop. You may also want to look at our guide on how to create a free business email address, or see our expert comparison of the best domain registrars.

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  1. Thanks for this handy plugin. How do I move pages around from the second “page” on the page menu? Only 25 page entries show on the firs “page” and I need to move a page from the second “page”.

    • You would want to use the screen options in the top right to increase the number of posts listed to allow you to move that post between the pages :)

      Admin

  2. I’m new to using wordpress, I’m trying to organize all my pages but the drop down that should say parent is missing. Is there a plugin I need to download? I have been using elementor to create my pages, could that be causing the issue?

    • Possibly, you would want to reach out to Elementor’s support to see if this is a known issue.

      Admin

  3. This is exactly what I was looking for. The order of pages in the admin Pages was driving me nuts. I had many pages I may not use for now, but my actual site pages were buried in five lists of pages…over 92 pages.

    This plugin is the bomb!

  4. Regarding the answer that says “you cannot put posts in a menu. However, you can put posts in categories and then put each category as a menu item in your navigation menu”… can I use a post as a menu entry within a menu item?

  5. If I change the order of a page, does the url of the page change? Do I need to work on redirecting my pages so that they can be found on search engines?

  6. Hi could someone on staff direct me to an article (if one exists) that will help me find a plugin to organize my posts better. I don’t even know what to search for in my plugin search box, but basically I want to have several items on my menu such as
    cuisine, travel, crafts, etc.
    Then when I create a blog post relevant to that menu topic, I want to post it under that menu title. I was wondering is it possible to not only do this, but also put the post on a main feed on the front page as well? So the post would show up under the menu area and also the main feed.
    I’ve seen other blogs that do this on their sites to some degree, however I’m on the “shoe-string” budget plan right now and need to figure out a way to NOT hire a developer to do this for me.
    Any help would be fantastic…
    Thanks so much!

    • You cannot put posts in a menu. However, you can put posts in categories and then put each category as a menu item in your navigation menu. For example, you can see how added categories in the menu under blog. Simply go to Appearance » Menus and then click on categories tab in the left hand column to expand it. Select a category you want to add to the menu and save your menu. Now create a new post and file it under that category. Hope this helps.

      Admin

  7. This video is completely useless to me because it jumps right in saying “we’ll go to the “plugins” and bla bla bla” HOW DO YOU GET TO THE PLUGINS ? My wordpress site doesn’t have it. Totally frustrating.

  8. I updated to the new WP version, and installed simple page ordering. I’ve also logged out/back in. There’s no handle to drag/drop in pages, and I can’t reorder in page attributes either. What to do?

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