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I need a little help with a WordPress blog

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by virtualv, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. virtualv

    virtualv Junior Member

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    If anyone out there is a WordPress genius, can someone tell me how I can make my most recent posts come up on top of the blog rather than at the bottom? I've looked through everywhere and can't figure it out. I'd really appreciate any help! :confused:
     
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    on right side of post page under "Save Draft", click on "edit" after "Visibility: Public". Then you will see check box next to "Stick this post to the front page"

    This is for WP 2.7

    If you have an older version you will need to download and install wp-sticky (free plugin) that will do this
     
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  3. virtualv

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    Thanks for your response...it is on the front page...but BELOW previous posts on the front page at the bottom. Is there a way to just have it post like newest first to oldest?
     
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    It might be my imagination but Wordpress always puts your most recent post on top. Some themes I have seen put it backwards. But for the most part the most recent post always is at the top. I just checked most of my blogs and all of the most recent posts are at the top. Are you using a funky theme? Or did you change the dates and times on certain posts and it got messed up that way?
     
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    there's a plugin, post control? I can't quite remember but it will allow you to arrange posts in a categoy by newest, oldest, alphabetical, etc. I'll have a look to see if i can find it.
     
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    By default wordpress displays your latest post on the top of your blog index. If not go to your wordpress admin >> Settings >> Reading
    Under the reading tab make sure that you have selected, "Your latest posts " option.


    By the way, which version of wordpress are you running?
     
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    Hi virtualv

    Try looking through your index.php in the template editor and find this:

    "&order=ASC"

    If that exists, I think you may be able to delete that and restore the reverse-chronological order of your posts.
     
  8. virtualv

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    Hmmm...ok...lemme see why this is all screwed up...I am using one of their standard themes...weird huh?
     
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    Go to your theme index.php and add: query_posts($query_string."&order=ASC");

    before "if(have_posts())" and your posts will be arranged in an ascending order.
     
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    i just noticed that wp 2.7.1 doesn't show the name of the poster in the "posted by" line.
    i've tried both the default theme and some custom themes, and none of them show who
    wrote the post.

    it should print "posted by Admin on June 17, 2008", instead it just shows the posting date.
    is there any way to make wp show the name of the poster?