Pretty much self-explanatory. The Order field in the filters menu in the backend is greyed out and I cannot find another way to change the order of the filters.

It seems to me I'm missing something because reordering filters is quite essential to a lot of sites with many filters.

My filters:

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As you can see, "Volltextsuche" is at position 13. I want it to be the first though but can't change the order because it's greyed out.

Please enlighten me :)

  • it would be recommended to contact in Hikashop forum and more details would be appreciated
    – Liz.
    Feb 4, 2016 at 12:25
  • @Ruchika I would love to give more detail, I just don't know what else to say about the issue o.o. Concerning the forum, I thought I'd get some life in here because I really prefer SE over the HikaShop forum
    – Yorrd
    Feb 4, 2016 at 12:27
  • you can provide some screenshot for better understanding of everyone
    – Liz.
    Feb 4, 2016 at 12:32
  • @Ruchika good point, thanks for the suggestion
    – Yorrd
    Feb 4, 2016 at 12:42
  • glad to hear this :)
    – Liz.
    Feb 4, 2016 at 12:43

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I have never worked on HikaShop before, but this appears to me as a classic issue of inactive ordering fields until you click on 'Order' column header, in your case 'Reihenfolge'.

I'll bet you any money that when you click on it, it will become active sorting filter (on your screenshot field 'Id' is active at the moment), and columns for ordering will become active, thus allowing you to set the order you want.

It is a weird issue, and gets easily overlooked thus making unaware users go bezerk.

  • ... are you serious. That's some weird design choice right there. Thanks a lot for your help, you won your money, take the reputation ;D
    – Yorrd
    Feb 4, 2016 at 14:41
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    ...rrright... I was laughing too when I learned that trick for the first time, trust me... :-) But than again, it works all around in Joomla since v3... :-(
    – Mikan
    Feb 4, 2016 at 14:44

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