post order/index

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  • #1020178

    equeyaya
    Member

    A couple of questions…. Our blog, “Hiking the Trail of Happiness” tells a story from beginning to end with weekly updates. We want it to display from beginning to end, rather than the most recent post first. The only way I can figure out to do that is to change the publication dates, reversing the order of the posts.

    1. Can I “hide” the publication date, as it is confusing because it doesn’t correspond to the actual date of the post.

    2. Can I change the index/archive feature at the bottom to list the posts in our preferred order.

    I have hunted through all of the menus I can find, and I can’t identify a way to accomplish this. Any advice you can offer would be much appreciated.

    Thanks so much!

    Barbara
    Blog url: http://trailofhappiness.wordpress.com/

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

    #1020441

    timethief
    Member

    1. yes with a custom design upgrade you can hide the date but it will be embedded in the URL of every post.

    2. No.

    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.
    You could use a sticky post as an index page > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts

    #1020538

    equeyaya
    Member

    Thanks for your suggestions! I will give that a try. :)

    #1020539

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

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