I have noticed a strange problem since upgrading to Joomla 3.3.6.

In the Article Manager, the Ordering column no longer works - no arrows, no numbers, no drag-n-drop icons. This is also the same for Featured Articles. However, Categories works fine.

I have searched online but can't find anyone with the same problem, so I think it may be one of the plugins I have installed (could that cause such a problem?).

I just wondered if anyone else has experienced the same thing or if anyone has any other suggestions...

Article Manager Screen

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    Press F12 to open the browser console, click on the Console tab, refresh the page and see if there are any errors. It works fine for me so I'm thinking you might have a custom script causing issues
    – Lodder
    Dec 2, 2014 at 10:34
  • Is Joomla and all your extensions up to date (latest version)?
    – johanpw
    Dec 2, 2014 at 21:57

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Maybe this is not the problem, you make sure you have clicked the column title for sorting. Also, you can try to filter articles by category first, because I dont think you can sort articles from different categories.

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    This was a good suggestion, but I don't think it's the problem - I tried your idea on my end, and then noticed in her screenshot that it IS sorted as you suggested, so the reordering should be showing. Also, you can reorder without filtering, though you are limited to where you can drag for re-ordering.
    – GDP
    Dec 2, 2014 at 17:28

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