A quick search revealed that I’m not the only one bothered by the lack of drag/drop Page sorting functionality in WordPress. In 2007, a Brazilian wrote a plugin for WP that does just this during the Google Summer of Code – http://bitsinashortbit.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/the-final-bits-of-gsoc/.
I suppose I might implement this kind of thing in my own blog. (I think I’d just go in and mod the template pages, in all honesty.) But I certainly can’t do it from my limited access in a blog in WordPress mu. Someone at the uber-admin level would need to put this functionality into the blog tool.
Why Do This?
- Any e-portfolio should enable the author to name the areas of his/her portfolio, and to sort the items in appropriate ways. The template I’m using in the demo blog sorts via alpha list – totally meaningless, if you ask me.
- Drag/Drop functionality is available in other platforms/packages, and even in other areas of WP (notice the widgets sorting). Why not put it where it matters, like in the pages listing?
- In WordPress mu, an individual blog admin has very limited customization options available. Enhanced individual blog admin controls add power without necessarily requiring added coding knowledge.