How Can I Sort My Posts?

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  • #35721

    ikizali
    Member

    I want my last post to show up on top?

    For example, I posted post1 and later posted post2. I want my post2 show up first in order and post1 show up second. How can I do this? These posts will not necesarilly be in the same category.

    can someone help. Thank you.

    #35840

    raincoaster
    Member

    It says you deleted your account, so should we bother to answer this? It’s pretty simple; almost all templates display posts in Most Recent First order automatically.

    #35845

    ikizali
    Member

    Yeah, I accidentally deleted my first blog with my current username. But I have 4 different blogs right now. In one of my blogs i am using Blix Template. and it does not sort like ‘Most Recent First’ order. Or did i do something wrong?

    Thanks again.

    #35846

    raincoaster
    Member

    If the template doesn’t sort that way automatically, you may have to use a different template or buy the CSS upgrade, because we can’t edit our templates here at WordPress generally. I think it might be easiest to swap templates.

    #35853

    drmike
    Member

    Um, your latest post should be showing up at teh top of your blog. If it’s not then there’s an issue but we would need to see it to see what is occuring. Blogs are usually defined as the latest post being at top.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #35893

    sulz
    Member

    try editing the timestamp?

    #35925

    drmike
    Member

    Agreed but if I understand the poster correctly, the posts are already in the order they want them in. (ie the most recent post coming first followed by the older posts.)

    #35952

    axewielderx
    Member

    Is’nt there something in options that has to do with this. I thought i saw something about it in the reading section of options.

    #36268

    ipk4cumlaude
    Member

    So, can WordPress sort the posts by date, descendingly? Not “Most Recent First” but “Most Recent Last”. I know this is pretty weird in blog world, but I need this rule!
    Thx.

    #36269

    timethief
    Member

    The only means you have of reversing the order of a blog is using book order and Mark has described how here http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/04/how-to-write-a-book/

    #36350

    eftne
    Member

    Howdy – my posts are showing up as “most recent last” – I’d like to flip them so readers don’t have to scroll down to see if there’s something new. Can anyone help me with that? Blog: http://www.eftnewengland.com

    #36351

    Ummm, you have no posts. What you have are multiple pages where there are just comments (which is why at the top it says “responses.” Comments show from oldest at the top to newest at the bottom.

    This might help you understand the difference between a post and a page: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/

    #36352

    eftne
    Member

    Thanks, still getting the semantics down – so, if I want my comments to show up on my pages in chrono order: newest at top, can I do that? I’ld like people to be able to log on, go to the page they are aiming for, then read comments without having to scroll down.

    #36353

    No you cannot. That would require hacking the underlying theme and php files, which is not allowed.

    #36354

    eftne
    Member

    You are so quick! I just found this thread : How Do I Make Comments Display In Reverse Chronological Order? Courtesy of your “comment” guidance…so do i switch to using posts on a page, and do you have a link to point me to “doing it the right way”? Obviously I don’t know diddly about the underpinnings of blogging, and since this is a relatively new blog, i’d like to fix it now before it’s a royal pain to shift later. Thanks for your time.

    #36355

    There is only one page where posts will show up, and that is on the main page. You cannot make other pages and put posts on them. Pages you create are static.

    What you can do is make categories for each subject that you want to cover and then assign posts to the appropriate categories. Then if you click on that category in the sidebar, it will take you to a page with just the posts in that category which will be in chronological order. In category view, most themes will show only a “summary” of the post, not the entire thing. The reader then clicks on the title of the post to get to the page where the whole post will show.

    #36356

    eftne
    Member

    Thank you. I think I get it. And again, I appreciate your quick response & patience.
    Be well,
    Lorie

    #36357

    Thank you Lorie and you are welcome. Happy blogging.

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