How to change page and category order in navigation menu of thesis theme?

For wordpress blogging thesis theme is best. In thesis theme every one wants to change category order and page order in navigation menu for that in this post I am going to show how to change page order in thesis navigation, for this default one option is available in thesis theme. Next is how to change category order in thesis navigation, for this I am going to use one simple plugin in thesis theme.

For doing above process watch our video tutorial.

Incase if you can’t watch our video tutorial, follow below steps.

How to change page order in thesis theme navigation menu?

To change page order

  • Go to wordpress admin
  • In wordpress admin go to “thesis option”. Under “thesis option” click thesis option
  • Then go to “Navigation menu”, in navigation menu click “select pages include in nav menu:” as per below screen shot. After that as per your wish you can drag and drop which page you want in particular place as per below screen shot.

page order

Before and After changing page order

Before after page order

How to change category order with plugin in thesis theme navigation menu?

To change category order, first download following plugin category order

  • After download, go to plugins, in plugins click add new, after that click upload and install that plugin. After completion of plugin installation and activation.
  • Go to wordpress admin, in wordpress go to post option, under post option click category order, after that tas per your wish you can drag and drop which category you want in particular place as per below screen shot. You can change sub-category order also.

Before and After changing category order

category order

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  • Amandeep Singh January 6, 2010, 6:48 PM

    Great tutorial… simple and short… I think this the first blog ob Blogging with every post accompanied with a Video Tutorial. Great… and keep it up… I am surely gonna give a reference to your videos once I start my own blog related to web 2.0 🙂

  • Jayce January 6, 2010, 7:04 PM

    Saw lot of blog is using Thesis theme. Is it really that good?

    • Pascal January 7, 2010, 9:36 AM

      Yes Jayce. Thesis is the do it yourself theme. You can change the complete layout at any time with out much coding knowledge. It has well optimized for SEO. Thesis blogs soon getting sitelinks and pagerank as they already optimized for navigation and w3 structure.

  • Logan Thompson January 7, 2010, 5:17 AM

    Thanks for the tutorial. Do you know if there is a way to put all of the categories before the pages?

  • Mark Alexander January 27, 2010, 9:45 PM

    Hi Pascal – I need to do the same for LINKS as apposed to Categories – any idea how this can be done? Be default links are displayed alphabetically by Thesis, ignoring any plugins I have tried which apparently “reorder” the links

    Many thanks!

  • Nick Aster February 6, 2010, 11:23 AM

    hey man – what if I’m using links instead of entries – my navigation menu is to a bunch of external pages. I can’t find any way to re-order those links. The plugin “my links order” doesn’t work. Do you know how to do this? Thanks!

    • Pascal February 6, 2010, 12:27 PM

      That plugin works in thesis. It might be some other problem..
      Reordering links can be done via hacking thesis core files. But it is not good idea to do. Because when you upgrade next time, your navigation may get messed.

  • lisa April 15, 2010, 8:42 AM

    Thanks dude, this was REALLY bothering me on the site I am building as the category oder was making my nav bar go to three lines! This plugin did the trick! Glad I found you. Just fanned you on FB.

    • Suresh April 15, 2010, 8:29 PM

      hai lisa,

      Thanks.. you can make use of our youtube channel for mor customization tutorials..

  • Dimas April 18, 2010, 2:13 AM

    Pascal, great tutorial … I do wish that Thesis would be able do do the ordering on its own, between pages, categories and links (feature request for @pearsonified) …

    Additionally, i just discovered your blog (searching for “thesis reorder navigation links” on google) you have some great content, I especially like your blogging lab, I am fairly new at blogging (but I am a long time web/app developer), I am very interested in hearing your opinions, both successes and failures, on running a successful blog.

    Great Job!

    • Suresh April 18, 2010, 9:10 PM


      Thanks Dimas. you can get more thesis tutorial in our youtube channel..

  • Leah September 23, 2010, 3:13 PM

    Hi. great tutorial, thank you! Is it possible to list categories IN BETWEEN pages in the nav menu ? Eg page 1 | page 2 | cat 1 | page 3?


    • Cali January 7, 2011, 3:27 AM

      Hey Leah, I’m trying to do the same thing. Have you had any luck with list categories IN BETWEEN pages in the nav menu?

    • Clay January 26, 2011, 9:51 AM

      I’m also trying to do the same… I’d like to place my categories before my pages and can’t seem to figure out how to do it. Thanks!

      • Pascal January 26, 2011, 10:02 AM

        Have you tried wordpress menu option?

        • rod February 21, 2011, 6:12 PM

          is there no way to do it in thesis menu?

  • Du hoc August 9, 2011, 2:23 PM

    Thank you,very useful tutorial. You help me to solve the problem.

  • Michael October 18, 2011, 1:14 AM

    Whenever I’m looking for WP Thesis tips I search Google and find your site. I always get to the information I want right away with a clear explanation. You definitely have the best and easiest to use WordPress Thesis Tutorials.

    I had been using a different WP Category Plugin and it didn’t work right with my Theme, and this one does. Thank You.

    • FourBlogger October 19, 2011, 10:06 AM

      Thanks for the appreciation. We dedicate more time on creating more useful tutorials related to Thesis Theme and WordPress.
      Just today launched our new Thesis Skin. That is “Thesis Smart Skin“. It eliminates many hours of customizing just by using the smart admin options. You may check the features here. Again Thanks for the encouraging comment.