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Display posts chronologically?

  1. Hi, our posts are not displaying chronologically on this here blog, they are displaying first by category, then by chronology. Is there a way to use categories without changes the order of the posts?

    Could it be the theme we are using? If you see the format of the blog, you'll see that categories are SUPER useful, but the order is problematic.

    Thanks people!

    The blog I need help with is lrdreams.wordpress.com.

  2. Hello there,
    All blogs display posts in reverse chronological order. This cannot be reversed. The alternative is to use a book structure.

    If you blog is new then what happens when one does not set their timezone up prior to publishing posts, then the will be displayed in reverse chronological order in accord with UTC time. In that case you will need to do the timezone set up first here > Settings > General and then edit the posts and change the timestamps accordingly.

  3. Oh, I see. So the posts are reverse chronological for the day? So tomorrow when we post it will appear on top of today's posts?

    If that is the case, then that's fine. I was just making sure the posts would not go entirely from old-new.

  4. In all blogs the most recently published post appears at the top ie. reverse chronological order. This makes sense as visitors come to blogs to read your most recently published content. If the order were reversed in mature blogs with lots of published post visitors would have to click through hundreds of posts to find the most recent one - and they will not do that.

    Have you adjusted the date and timezone on this page so it now reflects your own timezone accurately? > Settings > General

  5. If you wish you can create a sticky post that always appears in the top position.
    Alternatively you can create two static pages and make one a static front page and designate the other to display your posts on.

    Frankly, I do not advocate the use of either sticky post or static front pages on conventionally structured post based blogs. It's my strongly held opinion that they are traffic killers. As a visitor I will not be pleased to click through the same old blah, blah, blah on the front page of a blog in order to find the most recent post -- I unsubscribe from blogs that have that set up.

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