Need help with the ORDER of the posts appearance.

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  • #600077

    Hi, I am a brand new blogger as of yesterday. In my enthusiasm in starting, I ended up creating four separate posts. I DO however feel they are a logical progression of thoughts, and I want the first post to show first on the screen when you reach the home page of my blog, then scrolling down shows the second post, and so on. It flat out should be on the screen as 1, 2, 3, and then 4. But apparently because I was creating new posts by hitting the edit button, the order of the posts changed. It’s now 1, 4, 2, and 3. This is bad.

    Please tell me how to change the order of the posts back to 1, 2, 3, and 4. I like the theme I have found, so I don’t want to be fiddling with the CSS to create a whole new theme, but I DO want control of order each post is presented on the blog.

    Thank you.

    #600179

    supportbot
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    #600186

    airodyssey
    Member

    Hi. Are you referring to the blog linked to your username: WordPress.com? Posts appear in reverse chronological order of publishing and this is normal.

    If you want to change the order only for a series of posts written on the same day, edit them and simply change the time of publishing so that they reflect the order in which you want them to appear. It’s best not to touch the date, as this would change the URL and cause “file not found” errors from people finding you through search engines.

    There is also a workaround published by WordPress.com here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/write-a-book/

    #600187

    Thank you, Airo, using your suggestion did indeed fix what I intended to fix. HOWEVER, I don’t like the fact that it is reverse chronological… Is there a method to make the post appear chronologically?

    Anyway, thank you for a reply, and one that worked. 8^)

    #600221

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes: edit the timestamp every time you make a post.

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