I want to control the order of the menu items without having to list them all out in code. Is there a shortcut control to specifying the item order. It looks like they are somewhat alphabetical but not really. They are also not in the order they were entered.
You can do it by hand, but it’s easier via the plugin.
To make the changes by hand, edit each menu item. Look in the right hand column and you’ll see a box for order. Enter a number there. The order is set from smallest number to largest. You want to leave room for additional items you add in the future, so counting by 10’s is generally a good thing to do. After you enter the number, update your menu item and move to the next one.
For the order number to work, you have to enter a number for every item. The default is zero so you have to enter something into each one to override the zero that’s already there. That’s why I generally send people to the plugin first.