Version 4 Documentation

Sort Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types by Date

By default SearchWP sorts results in order of relevance from most relevant to least. Using a SearchWP Mode we can override the sorting of results to instead return in the order they were published.

All hooks should be added to your custom SearchWP Customizations Plugin.

// Sort SearchWP Post, Page, and Custom Post Type Results by date in DESC order.
add_filter( 'searchwp\query\mods', function( $mods ) {
$mod = new \SearchWP\Mod( \SearchWP\Utils::get_post_type_source_name( 'post' ) );
$mod->order_by( function( $mod ) {
return $mod->get_local_table_alias() . '.post_date';
}, 'DESC', 1 );
$mods[] = $mod;
return $mods;
} );

Note that this hook applies only to WP_Post-based Sources (e.g. Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types) but it can be modified to consider any custom Sources you may be using.