I'm new to craft so may it be a basic question, however I can't find an answer for it :-/

I have custom field 'width' in my entry type defined as integer. What I need to achieve is quite simple:

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('windows').find({'width':'> 0'}).order(width) %}

The important now is the .order part it's not working right now :-(. What is correct way to do this? I have found some plugins but I believe craft can do this somehow… It always does (so far).

Thanks for any info on this.

2 Answers 2


Craft 2

Either of these should work (they are equivalent):

{% set entries = craft.entries.width('> 0').section('windows').order('width') %}


{% set entries = craft.entries({
  section: 'windows',
  order: 'width',
  width: '> 0'
}) %}

The reason you are getting "Array to string conversion" error is that find has turned your ElementCriteriaModel into an array.

Craft 3

order is now orderBy

Craft 3 Docs: Element Queries

  • Yes! Thanks, this really works as it's supposed to, no plugins needed.
    – klaxon
    Apr 18, 2016 at 8:48

Have you tried putting in 'width' instead of width?

The order parameter expects a string, not an object, as it just needs to know the name of the field name to filter by.

Final code would look like:

{% set entries = craft.entries.section('windows').find({'width':'> 0'}).order('width') %}
  • Yes, but that ends with „Array to string conversion“ error.Thanks anyway. In the craft's docs there is written that only textual fields can be used to order. Wierd. So I have superSort plugin installed… and I can order by width field. But still believe that craft should do this naturaly. It does with assets.
    – klaxon
    Apr 14, 2016 at 8:53

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