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Sorting not working on Custom Post Type

Hey guys,

I have a custom post type called “booking”, with custom post statuses:

  • Upcoming
  • Past
  • Cancelled
  • Late Cancelled
  • Charged Cancelled
  • No Show

The problem
When viewing the Bookings screen, the post status is set to “All” on default. In classes/sortable/classes/model.php:308 the get_posts method assumes default status to be array('any', 'trash'). Any doesn’t translate to my list of custom post statuses.

Here is what I did to fix it:

public function get_posts( $args = array() ) {
$default_post_status = $this->storage_model->get_post_type() == 'booking'
? array( 'upcoming', 'past', 'cancelled', 'late-cancelled', 'charged-cancelled', 'no-show' )
: array( 'any', 'trash' );

$defaults = array(
'posts_per_page' => - 1,
'post_status' => $default_post_status,
'post_type' => $this->storage_model->get_post_type(),
'fields' => 'ids',
'no_found_rows' => 1, // lowers our carbon footprint

$post_ids = (array) get_posts( array_merge( $defaults, $args ) );

return $post_ids;

It would be nice if you had a filter called “default_sorting_post_status”, and I can hook into it rather than changing core.


8 years, 4 months ago
Tobias Schutter

Since WordPress doesn’t allow the registering of custom status per post type, we will have to do a workaround like you suggested.

I will add a filter for this.

public function get_posts( $args = array() ) {
	$defaults = array(
		'posts_per_page' => -1,
		'post_status'    => apply_filters( 'cac/addon/sortable/post_status', array( 'any', 'trash' ), $this ),
		'post_type'      => $this->storage_model->get_post_type(),
		'fields'         => 'ids',
		'no_found_rows'  => 1,

	return (array) get_posts( array_merge( $defaults, $args ) );
8 years, 4 months ago

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