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I am using a bespoke module (which has been inherited with the site) and the module sorts the articles shown based on the selected sort order from the XML params:

<field name="sortopt" type="list" default="none" label="Sort Options">
    <option value="none">Select a Sort option</option>
    <option value="priceasc">Price Ascending</option>
    <option value="pricedesc">Price Descending</option>
    <option value="titleasc">Title Ascending</option>
    <option value="titledesc">Title Descending</option>
    <option value="priceascfeatured">Price Ascending - Featured First</option>
    <option value="pricedescfeatured">Price Descending - Featured First</option>
</field>

I then create the products array:

$products[] = array('id' => $id, 'title' => $title, 'image' => $image,
'product_url' => $product_url, 'region' => $region, 
'featured' => $article->featured, 'product_price' => $product_price);

Then the sort order is:

    if($sortopt == 'priceasc') {

        array_multisort($sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_ASC, $products);

    // Sort Price DESC
    } elseif($sortopt == 'pricedesc') {

        array_multisort($sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $products);

    // Sort Title ASC   
    } elseif($sortopt == 'titleasc') {

        array_multisort($sort['title'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_ASC, $products);

    // // Sort Title DESC
    } elseif($sortopt == 'titledesc') {

        array_multisort($sort['title'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $products);

    // Sort region ASC (Default)
    } elseif($sortopt == 'none') {

        array_multisort($sort['title'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_ASC, $products);

    }

If an article is set to featured, I need to show this first in all order scenarios. I know I can use array_multisort to sort using featured and price but the following is showing the featured first, but not then putting them into the price sort order.

    // Sort Price ASC - Featured First
    elseif($sortopt == 'priceascfeatured') {
        array_multisort($sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_ASC, $products,
                        $sort['featured'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $products);
    }
    // Sort Price DESC - Featured First
    elseif($sortopt == 'pricedescfeatured') {
        array_multisort($sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $products,
                        $sort['featured'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $products);
    }
  • I think you want $sort['region'] for the none condition. You might consider this slight change: <option value="regionasc">Select a Sort option</option> for consistency. Might you (in the future) consider a separate checkbox that offers "Featured First" separate from the select field? or are you happy to leave as is? – mickmackusa Sep 25 '18 at 23:09
  • I'm not a big fan of switch-case blocks, but because every condition is comparing $sortopt, it is a perfect candidate for single comparison handling. – mickmackusa Sep 25 '18 at 23:16
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I've resolved this by doing the following for the sort order:

    // Sort Price ASC - Featured First
    elseif($sortopt == 'priceascfeatured') {
        array_multisort($sort['featured'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_ASC,$products);
    }
    // Sort Price DESC - Featured First
    elseif($sortopt == 'pricedescfeatured') {
        array_multisort($sort['featured'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC, $sort['product_price'], SORT_NUMERIC, SORT_DESC,$products);
    }

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