Sorting WP Posts Alphabetically with Typesense
TLDR Adam wanted to sort WP posts alphabetically by last name. Jason suggested using
sort_by parameter with Typesense, which worked successfully.
Jun 08, 2023 (4 months ago)
default_sorting_fieldof the post’s date converted to int32 by
strtotime. however, I know the question will come up in a department meeting - is there any way to convert the “last name” field (which is obviously a string) into an integer which would allow me to list the results alphabetically when they’re initially fetched? so - does anyone know how to create an integer out of a string which would allow the documents to be ordered from the outset as if they were in alphabetical rather than date order? I fully admit that this is an odd question
Instead of using the
default_sorting_fieldyou can set a default
sort_byfield as a search parameter to use the name field like this:
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