Posts (wordpress.com blog) old to new
I would like my posts to display oldest to newest, I have the hatch theme but can’t find the option to change it, even though I could on another blog
The blog I need help with is sarahmatwiejewportfolio.wordpress.com.
This generally isn’t possible at wordpress.com. Can you let us know what the other blog url and theme were? Was it a WordPress blog? Thanks!
There is no such setting on a WordPress.com free hosted blog. Our blogs do display posts in reverse chronological order, unless there is a timezone issue or a sticky posts issue.
The default timezone is UTC time. You can reset your timezone here > Settings > General Select the closest city to you in the same timezone in the drop-down menu you see there and then click “save changes”.
If that does not rectify the post order then how many sticky posts have you created? http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
Thank you for your help but most of the things you are asking me I don’t understand as my WordPress knowledge is limited! I know I could do it on an old blog because I remember showing some students, but I no longer have that blog. I have just created a new blog (sarahmatwiejew portfolio.wordpress.com) and am a bit confused by the layout but would like the posts in the reverse order?
That old blog was not a free hosted WordPress.com blog because our blogs do not have such a setting. Our blogs display posts in reverse chronological order, unless there is a timezone issue or a sticky posts issue as I said above.
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
As @timethief suggests, it’s not possible to display posts in chronological order here at WordPress.com. You could manually maintain a page that lists the post titles (with links) in the order you desire and set that as your home page, but that would become burdensome to maintain.
It’s okay I’ve just changed the dates of when I posted them so they are now in the right order
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