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Sometimes, you need to sort div elements based on a custom order parameter. The parameter may come from a database or from user input and you need to resort the elements when displaying them.

Let’s suppose we have the following HTML structure:

<div class="grid">
    <div class="grid-box" data-order="2">
        <!-- content here -->

    <div class="grid-box" data-order="1">
        <!-- content here -->

    <div class="grid-box" data-order="3">
        <!-- content here -->

Notice how the display order is incorrect now. Using jQuery, you can easily reorder everything on runtime:

$(document).ready(function() {
    var $wrapper = $('.grid');

    $wrapper.find('.grid-box').sort(function(a, b) {
        return +a.dataset.order - +b.dataset.order;


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