change order of posts

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  • #1017086

    jimhibb
    Member

    how can I change the order of my posts in the menu archieve
    Blog url: http://jimhibb.wordpress.com/

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

    #1017203

    timethief
    Member

    The short answer is you can’t.

    #1017204

    jimhibb
    Member

    BUMMER… is there a long answer that will help?

    #1017205

    jimhibb
    Member

    how about in my dashboard?

    #1017206

    timethief
    Member

    For clarity, blogs are essentially a reverse chronological order publishing tool and you cannot change this order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. Posts will be posted to your blog in accord with their date stamps at publication. WordPress by default shows posts in reverse chronological order (newest post on top). In the majority of themes, posts on category or other archive pages show up exactly as they do on the main posts page and in the same order. But in some themes only the beginnings of posts are shown, and in a few themes you only get titles or thumbnails. The order however does not change. The limited ability we have with regard to Archive display is found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/archives-shortcode/

    #1017208

    jimhibb
    Member

    Thank you for the explanation, I am new at this…Jim

    #1017210

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #1017217

    @jimhibb when you say the order of your posts in your “menu archive”, what do you mean?

    If you want an archive of your posts in a post, page or widget for example by each month and have those months be in ascending order, you can do that by using a shortcode like this

    [archives type="monthly" order="asc"]

    To have it in a widget, you would have to make a text widget. Title it Archives and paste that code into the text area. Save it and there you have your archives in ascending order rather than descending.

    If you want the count of number of posts by each month, use this:
    [archives type="monthly" order="asc" showcount="true"]

    As the shortcodes show, even if you want an archives Page with your post titles in chronological order you can use this..
    [archives type="postbypost" order="asc"]

    Of course, as timethief says, this does not change the order of your posts as they come up when you use your home menu, but if you prefer them that way on your archive list, this will do it.

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