How do I organize posts

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  • #836560

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Hi everybody. I have begun the much-needed task of collecting all of Sylvia Plath’s poetry in on one site. I am posted it by the year it was written. And I would like for everything to be posted in that order. The problem is that it’s not showing up in that order in the sidebar. For example: for the year 1956, the proper order is: Conversation Among The Ruins, Winter Lanscape, Pursuit, Bucolics. But it’s showing up in alphabetical order, which is wrong. If there is a way for me to fix this problem, please let me know. Thank you very much.

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

    #836771

    raincoaster
    Member

    The Archives widget will display them in order. Or you can create a text widget and put them in any order you want.

    #836780

    poetdaniel
    Member

    I don’t understand. I already have the archives widget, I’m pretty sure. Don’t all blogs have that? They are currently being displayed in alphabetical order on my sidebar, but I want them to be displayed in the order they were written.

    #836781

    limberation
    Member

    What are you using to display them in the side bar?

    #836782

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Whatever the default thing is.

    #836784

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Alright, I just checked and they are listed in the categories sidebar menu. I really need step-by-step advice on what I have to do.

    #836786

    limberation
    Member

    What is the URL to the site? The one linked to your name doesn’t seem to be the site you are talking about. Please start with http:// so it is a clickable link.

    You couls use a text widget and place the links to pages in your desired order, as Raincoaster suggested.

    #836788

    poetdaniel
    Member

    http://www.sylviaplathlegacy.wordpress.com is the site. I’m certain that’s the one I linked this question to. I appreciate your help and raincoaster’s.

    #836789

    limberation
    Member

    I also have used a links widget in the sidebar, numbering the links to get the order I wanted.

    #836790

    raincoaster
    Member

    The Recent Posts widget displays them in chronological order. The Category widget lists them in alphabetical order of categories. Why don’t you just do a text widget, a blank widget, and put them in whatever order you like? The easiest way to write a text widget (which has to be input as code) is to write a Draft Post containing everything you want and format it using the visual editor and then when it is just how you want, click to the HTML editor and copy all the code. Paste that code in your text widget, add a title, and put it in the sidebar.

    #836792

    poetdaniel
    Member

    I’m posting the poetry by year: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959. For each year, there are a lot of poems. If I have to do it using the text widget as raincoaster suggested, should I use four separate widgets, one for each year?

    #836795

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Alright, now I think I understand whay you’re saying about the text widget, raincoaster. It makes sense to write the entire thing in a draft post, too. This will end up being a very long list, hundreds of different poems. What effect would that have? And I have a question for both raincoaster and teamoyeniyi (and anybody else who might read this): If you were me, what would you do? Am I being too picky and OCD?

    #836796

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, just use one and make headings and sub-headings and links. It’s easy with the method I described.

    #836797

    limberation
    Member

    OK. You have recent posts, archives and categories. All display in default orders. Given what you want to do, I suggest you remove all those widgets as the confuse the order you want to achieve and either use a links widget with your own defined links or use a text widget.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/ will help you.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/text-widget/ will assist you with text widgets

    #836798

    limberation
    Member

    Sorry Raincoaster. I was writing and collecting links. You got in first!

    #836799

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Thank you.

    #836800

    limberation
    Member

    Have a llok at my site. I use a text widget with a link to a page but I could put 10 if I wanted.

    I also use a links widget to link to the back story.

    Choice is yours!

    #836801

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Thank you raincoaster, Thank you teamoyeniyi.

    #836802

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #836804

    poetdaniel
    Member

    Yeah, I had already looked at your site. Pretty nice, as far as the design goes. Pretty awesome, as far as the content goes.

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