How do I sort my posts in a certain category from oldest to newest?

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  • #985194

    breaksaway
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    How do I sort my posts within a category to display from oldest to newest. As in, when you first click on that category, the post that comes up first on the page, is the oldest one. Thanks!
    Blog url: http://breaksaway.wordpress.com/

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

    #985252

    timethief
    Member

    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 datestamps at publication. WordPress by default shows posts in reverse chronological order (newest post on top). For returning visitors, this is very convenient since they can see the latest post without having to page down through page after page of hundreds of posts they have already read. 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.

    #985255

    timethief
    Member

    click on that category, the post that comes up first on the page, is the oldest one

    We cannot edit templates or themes. The order the posts are displayed in on the Archives and Categories and Tags pages is the same as the order on the front page ie. the main page for posts. Whether or not full posts are displayed on Categories Pages and Archives pages is theme dependent ie. it’s coded into the template and we cannot edit templates or themes. http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    In the majority of themes, posts on category or other archive pages show up just as they do on the main posts page in the blog and the number displayed is also the same. (See this page > Settings > Reading and note how many posts you choose there sets it for all). But in some themes only the beginnings of posts are shown, and in a few themes you only get titles or thumbnails. See here for a theme list of themes that may display the way you want > Category/archive pages: full posts or not http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/

    #985256

    timethief
    Member

    If you wish you can set an introductory sticky post to display at the top of the front page ie. the main page for posts.

    #985306

    breaksaway
    Member

    Thank you very much for the response. I appreciate it!

    #985307

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog. :)

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