Sorting Themes

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  • #1569962

    Every so often I go into the theme showcase to see if there’s another theme I want to try. I always sort the themes alphabetically so I can keep track where I’m at in the process. Tonight, however, when I did it, there was no way to sort alphabetically. All I see is “Trending,” “Popular,” and “Newest” and those are not in alphabetical order either. Am I missing something? Is this something new? My site is scratchesonlinen.wordpress.com. Thank you.

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

    #1570055

    justpi
    Member

    Yes, they hid that option long ago (for reasons only they understand).
    You can click one of the other options then change the last part of the URL to “alpha” and hit return:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sort/alpha/

    #1570186

    It hasn’t been too long because within the last couple of months I’ve been able to check them out that way. When following the link you provided there’s no way to preview of my blog with a prospective theme. Is there a way to do that as well? Thank you.

    #1570189

    timethief
    Member
    #1570194

    Timethief, thank you for your response although I’m not sure I understand. I can look at the available themes following the links but what I want to do is view all available themes in alphabetical order and do a live preview of my blog those that interest me. Thank you.

    #1570201

    jackiedana
    Member

    Browsing alphabetically is not an option. You can however search for specific blogs by name, or go to http://theme.wordpress.com/ to refine search parameters further.

    #1570205

    justpi
    Member

    Browsing alphabetically is not an option.

    Oh really? read my previous reply above.

    #1570206

    timethief
    Member

    Justpi’s workaround works but it does not result in the preview function that the blogger is requesting. It produces only two link options to click:
    Use this theme
    Live Demo

    #1570208

    justpi
    Member

    Huh?
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/sort/alpha/ displays all themes in alphabetical order.

    #1570209

    timethief
    Member

    Yes and when I hover over any theme there I see two links:
    Use this theme
    Live Demo

    The display of “Activate” and “Preview” links is not happening for me. I’m using Firefox 26 on a new PC running Windows 7.

    #1570211

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why would you remove the MOST common search parameter?

    #1570215

    jackiedana
    Member

    You can access it via justpi’s link, but it’s true, the option is not available in the Dashboard view.

    #1570220

    galois
    Member

    Thanks for the tip, @justpi
    You’re the master of the universe! :)

    #1570234

    justpi
    Member

    @G: You’re welcome!

    @TT: sort/alpha gives you the exact same options as clicking on “Trending”, “Newest” etc does. “Activate” and “Preview” show in Appearance > Themes, not in the Theme Showcase site.

    @r: The option is most obviously there, but they used CSS editing to remove the “A-Z” item that would normally show between “Trending” and “Newest”. As you already know, WP works in mysterious ways…

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