Type Ordering and Filtering

Post Type

Select the Post Types to retrieve the grid contents from. Support selection of multiple post types.

Post Status

The status of the post. Multiple Status allowed.

Show password Protected Contents

Displays the password protected posts

Show Posts for Author

This can be used to show specific posts from an author or multiple authors. Add comma separated author IDs to display posts. To exclude any specific author put a negative sign in front of the id

Plugins like Reveal ID, Catch ID  can be used to get the author ID  :

Reveal IDs

Catch IDs


  • Ascending
  • Descending

Order By

Available options :

  • ‘none‘ – No order
  • ‘ID‘ – Order by post id. Note the capitalization.
  • ‘author‘ – Order by author.
  • ‘title‘ – Order by title.
  • ‘name‘ – Order by post name (post slug).
  • ‘type‘ – Order by post type
  • ‘date‘ – Order by date.
  • ‘modified‘ – Order by last modified date.
  • ‘parent‘ – Order by post/page parent id.
  • ‘rand‘ – Random order.
  • ‘comment_count‘ – Order by number of comments
  • ‘relevance‘ – Order by search terms in the following order: First, whether the entire sentence is matched. Second, if all the search terms are within the titles. Third, if any of the search terms appear in the titles. And, fourth, if the full sentence appears in the contents.
  • ‘menu_order‘ – Order by Page Order. Used most often for Pages (Order field in the Edit Page Attributes box) and for Attachments (the integer fields in the Insert / Upload Media Gallery dialog), but could be used for any post type with distinct ‘menu_order‘ values (they all default to 0).
  • ‘meta_value‘ – Note that a ‘meta_key=keyname‘ must also be present in the query. Note also that the sorting will be alphabetical which is fine for strings (i.e. words), but can be unexpected for numbers (e.g. 1, 3, 34, 4, 56, 6, etc, rather than 1, 3, 4, 6, 34, 56 as you might naturally expect). Use ‘meta_value_num‘ instead for numeric values.
  • ‘meta_value_num‘ – Order by numeric meta value . Also, note that a ‘meta_key=keyname‘ must also be present in the query. This value allows for numerical sorting as noted above in ‘meta_value‘.

Select the Tag term

Show posts with specific tags. Supports multiple tags

Exclude Tag Term

Exclude any tag that’s not required. Supports multiple tags

Select the Category term

Show posts with specific Category. Supports multiple Categories

Exclude Tag Term

Exclude any Category that’s not required. Supports multiple Categories.

Enable the Tax query

Enables the taxonomy module

Taxonomy List

Say if you want to display post form a category bird also with category animal. This tool comes in handy. This also allows choosing custom taxonomy as well!. Say if you want to include posts with tag insects. Just select the “OR” relation and with repeater field select the tag and category. It’s that easy.

“AND”- Should satisfy both conditions: the post should have category animal and tag wild

“OR” – Should satisfy any of the conditions: the post should have category animal or tag wild

If you made a custom taxonomy then it can be used as well. Disable the tax Query if you don’t want it.