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  1. Hi,
    is it possible to configure my blog to show the oldest posts first and then scroll down to the new ones.
    Thanks.
    Pat

    The blog I need help with is wayfarer1954.wordpress.com.

  2. YES!

    Check out the following forum posts:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-make-category-archive-posts-in-reverse-chronological-order

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/reverse-chronological-order-of-posts

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/food-blog-recipes-humour

    It requires popping into the php briefly, but the question has been answered so well elsewhere, i rest on the shoulders of giants!

  3. I'm sorry but there is no means of reversing the order of display. Blogs are essentially a reverse chronological order publishing tool and you cannot change this order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog.

    Readers arrive to read our most recent posts. In the case of my blog that means they don't have to slog through over 800 posts to locate the most recent one.

    See here for the option of creating a book-like structure > http://en.support.wordpress.com/write-a-book/ Perhaps that will work for you.

    You could use a sticky post as an index page > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts

  4. @positdesign
    Please don not post WordPress>ORG answer to WordPress>COM questions posted to this support forum. Doing that creates confusion. Lease read this so your begin to comprehend the many differences >
    WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

  5. @positdesign
    I apologize for the obvious errors above. I'm visually challenged, my app did not catch them and I failed to proofread before clicking submit.

    @wayfarer1954
    What I posted is the correct answer for all WordPress.COM free hosted bloggers http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/viewing-post-from-oldest-to-newest?replies=4#post-1256626

  6. Oh! Thanks for the heads-up.

    Alternately, could the poster just assign dates artificially (by manually post-dating) to stack the order as they would prefer to present it?

  7. Yes we can fudge date-stamps. No I do not recommend doing that. There are no visitors who will scroll through hundreds of post to locate what they came to read ie. the most recent post published. Also as there are published posts on the blog editing date stamps will mean that the URLs to any indexed content will be broken. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/05/avoid-creating-404-pages/

    I believe creating a sticky post and using it as an index is the better way to go.

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