First, and most importantly, before you can install and use Custom Entry Order you must first install Connections. Follow this link to the installation instructions.
Install Custom Entry Order as you would any other WordPress plugin.
In the WordPress admin under the Plugins menu, select Add New.
Click the Upload link and the top of the page.
Browse to where you downloaded the Custom Entry Order zip file and select it.
Click Install Now.
Upon successful installation click Activate Plugin.
Support License Activation
After you have activated Custom Entry Order , go to the Connections : Settings admin page and click the Licenses tab.
Enter the support license key that you received in your email receipt and click the Activate button. With your support license key activated, any time there is an update to Custom Entry Order released, you will be notified in the WordPress admin with an opportunity to update to the latest version with a single click.
Usage is fairly simple and straightforward, especially if you are familiar with how WordPress allows you to custom order Pages.
The default order value applied to every entry is
0. To define an order for an entry set the Order field to a positive number (negative numbers are not supported).
Entries will be sorted in ascending numerical order. This means entries will be sorted from lowest number first, ie.
1, to highest number last and then followed by all entries with the default
Is Custom Entry Order compatible with Featured Entry?
Yes, it is. Featured entries will be sorted before all other entries. If a Featured entry has an order value that order value will affect where that entry is sorted within the featured entries. So you could use the Custom Entry Order extension in combination with the Featured Entry extension to define what order your featured entries should be displayed.
What happens if two or more entries have the same order?
In the event that multiple entries have been assigned the same order value, by default they will be grouped together and then sorted alphabetically. This is called the secondary sort order. The order by shortcode option can be used to change the default secondary sort order.