Need help? Check out our Support site, then

I want my blog to read from beginning to end.

  1. I know it is not conventional for blogs, but I want my blog to read from beginning to end, in chronological order. I only have a basic (not upgraded) WordPress account so I don't seem to be able to edit my theme settings / stylesheet code.(I believe this is poss with an upgrade.) Does this mean I cannot achieve what I am trying to do?
    Blog url:

  2. That's not possible here at and there is no upgrade you can purchase from to achieve this. Blogs are essentially a reverse chronological publishing tool. Though some bloggers may wish to reverse the post order we cannot do that on free hosted /strong> blogs. Those who feel they require that ability must hire a web host, set up their own install and insert a plugin to accomplish the change in post order.

  3. Yikes! I'm sorry that I accidentally left a strong tag open above. :(

  4. This might help - won't reverse the date but you can have a Page listing in order

  5. Thanks to you both. I have learnt lots from your advice.

  6. Me again! I have created 3 different pages (thanks for help with this). Using shortcode, how do I tell WordPress that I want Page 1 to show archives from June 3rd-June 30th, Page 2 tp show the archives from July 1st - July 29th and Page 3 from July 29th onwards? I have not found the shortcode guide as easy to follow as I had hoped, beyond copying the exact examples it gives - and none of their examples do quite what I want.

  7. @gleneaglesgal
    The answer is "you can't". We can't edit templates or themes. The level of access you want is found on a install but not on a free hosted blog.

  8. On your last question, if you are referring to having 3 different "pages" for your posts from different dates, you could categorize your posts for Each of your 3 "pages" and then use a custom menu to create category "pages". See this support document - go down to the section

    Adding Category Pages to Your Menu.

    This might give you a semblance of what you are trying to do.

  9. HoustonWeaver, Thanks so much for this tip. I have used it to sort out a satisfactory solution. You have a knack of getting behind the question and understanding what the questioner is trying to achieve. Exactly what I say I want might not be possible, but you have helped me find a way around the problem, so many thanks again.

  10. Thank you. You have an interesting site. Have fun with it.

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic