Orderable child nodesΒΆ

While moving is about changing the parent of a node, ordering is used to set the position inside the child list. Preserving and altering order is an optional feature of PHPCR.

The only method needed is Node::orderBefore

<?php
//get the node from the session
$node = $session->getNode('/data/node');

$node->addNode('first');
$node->addNode('second'); // new nodes are added to the end of the list
// order is: first, second

// ordering is done on the parent node. the first argument is the name of
// the child node to be reordered, the second the name of the node to moved
// node is placed before
$node->orderBefore('second', 'first');
// now the order is: second, first