wordpress archive sort alphabetically

Posted on 2014-10-13
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Last Modified: 2014-10-13
How can I alphabetically sort the posts by title before displaying each post?

Here's the code that I'm using to display the posts in an archive page.
if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

$queried_post = get_post($post_id);
$title = $queried_post->post_title;

echo '<p>'.$queried_post->post_content.'</p>';


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FYI:  I am handling the query in this manner because I need to grab the 'raw' contents of the post (including the HTML tags) - not the usual "display a WP post."  However, if anyone has an improved manner for 'grabbing' the post content, that's fine too.  Basically, any help is appreciated.
Question by:mar2195
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ID: 40379116
I found the answer!

Posting here for others.

(*This goes into your theme's " function.php " file)

add_filter("posts_orderby", "my_orderby_filter", 10, 2);
function my_orderby_filter($orderby, &$query){
    global $wpdb;
    if (get_query_var("post_type") == "your-post-type") {
         return "$wpdb->posts.post_title ASC";
    return $orderby;

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ID: 40379118
Although this seems to be an easy solution and your would think, an easy to solution find, the answer to this was actually difficult to find.  So I hope this posting helps others.

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