We would like to be able to sort by specific item in the Faculty's account on the Faculty Page. We will probably go first or last name, not sure which.
Thanks for the question. Currently, we\'re not including these
options with the stock theme. That said, if you\'d like to customize the
template file, I can provide some of the basics to help out with ordering the output. I should
be clear, though, that this type of customization is beyond the scope of
our support and only offered as additional information. The work is
still going to be up to you. I highly recommend using a child theme if
you are planning on making any alterations to the core theme files to
ensure that you don\'t loose any of your work in the event of an update.
Okay, so navigate to
wp-content/themes/polytechnic/template-faculty-grid.php and scroll down
to line 110 (see screenshot). Here, you\'ll see that this is being
managed with some basic WP-Query args for ordering. Feel free to change
the args as needed, and if you need a reference - check out the Codex: https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Order_.26_Orderby_Parameters
Beyond that, I recommend touching base with a freelancer that can help with your custom request.
Hope that helps!
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I Charles, sorry it took so long to get back to you but here is our template file and it looks a little different than what you have. I see the order by but it says display name BUT it's ordering by email address. Here is our site address http://www.shermanoaksces.com/portfolio/our-faculty/
Attached files: template-faculty-grid.php
Thanks for following up, but as I mentioned, this is beyond the scope of support. If you're having issues with this, I need to at this point recommend touching base with a freelancer that can help with this customization request.