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Select dropdown with categories not ordering properly

  1. fu7u
    Member

    Hi,

    I have about 200 categories which are all of the municipalities in Sweden. Of some reason not all of my categories are ordered alphabetically. The first 21 items in the list are just random ones, and then the rest is ordered as they should. They are all child categories of a category called "Municipality".

    http://i44.tinypic.com/4qq89l.png

    I've tried running it on TwentyTwelve with all plugins deactivated, same result.

    Thanks.

    Posted 5 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink
  2. fu7u
    Member

    I checked my wp_term_taxonomy table and added up the amount of categories where post count is grater than 0, the result is also 21. So my guess is that categories with posts are being pushed up to the top of the list.

    Is there a way to make sure the dropdown always list categories in alphabetical order?

    Thanks.

    Posted 5 years ago on Monday April 29, 2013 | Permalink
  3. fu7u
    Member

    I've written this filter that sorts all my categories in the dropdown but still the same problem, anyone?

    add_filter('gform_pre_render_2', 'order_that_stuff');
    function order_that_stuff($form) {
    
      foreach ($form['fields'] as $field) {
        if ($field['type'] == 'post_category' && $field['inputType'] == 'select') {
    
          $sorted_choices = array();
    
          foreach ($field['choices'] as $choice) {
            $sorted_choices[] = $choice;
          }
    
          asort($sorted_choices);
          $field['choices'] = $sorted_choices;
    
          echo '<pre>';
          print_r($field);
          echo '</pre>';
        }
      }
    
      return $form;
    }
    Posted 5 years ago on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Permalink
  4. fu7u
    Member

    PHP-version: 5.3.6
    MySQL-version: 5.5.9
    Wordpressversion: 3.5.1
    Gravity Forms Version: 1.7.2

    Posted 5 years ago on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Permalink
  5. fu7u
    Member

    Solved! Here's my solution, please let me know if there's a better way of doing this:

    add_filter('gform_pre_render', 'order_that_stuff');
    function order_that_stuff($form) {
    
      foreach ($form['fields'] as $key => $field) {
        if ($field['type'] == 'post_category' && $field['inputType'] == 'select') {
    
          $sorted_choices = array();
    
          foreach ($field['choices'] as $choice) {
            $sorted_choices[] = $choice;
          }
    
          asort($sorted_choices);
          $form['fields'][$key]['choices'] = $sorted_choices;
    
        }
      }
    
      return $form;
    }
    Posted 5 years ago on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Permalink
  6. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Looks great. All my best!

    Posted 5 years ago on Tuesday April 30, 2013 | Permalink

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