[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Sort By Column

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 09:29:40 UTC 2010

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 10:24 AM, TobiasBg <wp-hackers at tobias.baethge.com>wrote:

> Instead, take a look at the DataTables jQuery plugin, from
> www.datatables.net.
> In my plugin WP-Table Reloaded (
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded) I'm actually
> already using that one on the admin screen already, to offer a sortable list
> (very similar and in the same layout as the lists of edit.php).
> As a bonus, this library brings pagination and live filtering, has an
> extensive API (for AJAX, server-side processing, ...), and is actively
> maintained (which does not seem to apply to the tablesorter plugin).

Thanks for the suggestion. The problem is that it does faux-paging, i.e. all
items are loaded, but only a few are displayed. That's the only way it can
do sorting and filtering on the fly.

I don't think this would scale on sites with thousands of posts, or users


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