We can use the [archives] shortcode to perform a number of useful listing functions, however adding the ‘order by’ option only allows sorting chronologically. How could I display a list of blog entries sorted alphabetically?
You would have to hand code a list and then manually update it for each new post. The whole “archive” function is date-centric so there are no alpha sorts built into it. The archive shortcode works off the existing archive function in the core of wordpress.