Changing order of past posts

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  • #816759

    urbankayak
    Member

    I wrote several posts on one day, to catch up. They are not in proper order. Can I switch them around? Or do I have to re do them?

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

    #816875

    raincoaster
    Member

    We always need a link to the blog, starting with http, in order to answer questions accurately.

    #816913

    urbankayak
    Member
    #816919

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You can copy and paste the html from the one you accidentally made as a page. Then eliminate (delete) the page. Your readers via search engines will get a “404 error not found” because the page is no longer linked to the now non-existent page. If you have subscribers, then they will be notified of a new post.

    If you change the dates/times by editing the permalink on the posts, there will also be some “not-found” incidents from search engines.

    But your blog looks fairly new, and perhaps it hasn’t been indexed yet, and perhaps you would still consider the changes worthwhile to make.

    On a mature blog with lots of established long-time search engine links, I’d advise against it. In your case, though, it’s up to you. (I would certainly change the page to a post though)

    #817039

    urbankayak
    Member

    If you change the dates/times by editing the permalink on the posts, there will also be some “not-found” incidents from search engines.
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    How exactly to edit permalink?

    I went to top oF a Post page in edit mode, but when I try to change date on what I think is the permalink (complete web address, right?), it will not let me.

    #817047

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    In the “Publish” module, click on edit where it says this:
    Published on: Feb 6, 2012 @ 15:53 Edit
    Change the date. Update.

    #817050

    timethief
    Member

    ~~Tess

    @urbankayak
    Just in case this has been overlooked during your blog set up, I also suggest that you confirm that the tmezone setting on this page > Settings > General has been updated by you selecting the closest city to you on the page and then clicking “Save Changes”.

    #817100

    urbankayak
    Member

    Great. It worked. Thanks. Tess, your advice clear and bang on.

    #817102

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You are welcome!

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