If I have a huge list of TV shows and Movies, many of them have "The" in the title, meaning they all get grouped together if you order by title.

Is it possible to "filter out" a word in entry titles when using orderBy?

{% set entries = craft.entries().section('media').orderby('title asc').limit(24).all() %}

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{% set entries = craft.entries().section('media').orderBy("(CASE WHEN `title` LIKE 'The %' THEN SUBSTRING(`title`, 5) WHEN `title` LIKE 'A %' THEN SUBSTRING(`title`, 3) ELSE `title` END) asc").limit(24).all() %} worked.

  • Really cleaver!
    – piotrpog
    Jul 15, 2020 at 13:57

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