Display most recent posts at the Top of the page

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  • #2876211

    sammiholt9
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    When the most recent posts are displayed, how do you make it so the most recent post is displayed at the top of the page instead of the bottom?

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

    #2876312

    timethief
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    Install the Jetpack plugin http://jetapck.com if you have not already done so. Then read: Moving Your Subscribers: WordPress.com to self-hosted site https://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/moving-your-subscribers/#wordpress-com-to-self-hosted-site

    #2876313

    timethief
    Member

    Oh no. I posted into the wrong thread. Please ignore that.

    #2876317

    timethief
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    Blogs are essentially a reverse chronological order publishing tool wherein the most recent published post will display on top. You cannot change this order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. There is no upgrade that allows you to change this post order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. It’s designed to serve your visitors as they come to read the most recent posts and will not be inclined to trawl through hundreds of posts to locate it.

    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.

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

    Or you can falsify every date-stamp before publishing.

    Staff have provided this support doc: Show your Posts in Chronological Order http://en.support.wordpress.com/show-your-posts-in-chronological-order/

    Additional information:
    The default timezone is UTC time. You can reset your timezone here > Dashboard > Settings > General. Select the closest city to you in the same timezone in the drop-down menu you see there and then click “save changes”.

    Edit the post, change the datestamp in the Publish module, and click Update.

    All Posts are found here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts

    http://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php
    *replace “/NAME_OF_BLOG” with the actual name of your blog

    You hover over the title of the post and click the Edit link, then edit the datestamp in the Publish module and click update.

    Note that you can examine these images so you see how to edit posts and change datestamps and timestamps where required.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/schedule-a-post/

    #2876352

    sammiholt9
    Member

    Thank you! I realized that since I started the draft earlier, when I published it, it published with that date instead of today’s date, so it was not in the correct order.

    #2876358

    timethief
    Member

    Aha! Good detective work and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

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