Monday, March 22, 2010

Post in chronological order hack

Update: Hacker has an updated script. His message: "Although the previous version worked for me, I decided to rewrite the script, here: Blogger posts in chronological order, 2011 version. Please use this revised script, it is better :)

Blog posts are by default arranged in reversed chronological order in the home page, that is, the newest (latest or most recent) post right at the top and followed by older post. A very common request from bloggers is to have the posts arranged in chronological order instead, that is, the oldest post at the top to be followed by earlier posts.

Up till now, the best solution we had been able to offer is to ask the blogger to play with dates and time or alternatively, edit the template to add extra "add a gadget" and then make a "sticky" post.

Now apparently the David Merriman had come up with a Blogger Hacking: Chronological Order where apparently all you need to do is to copy some script and paste it into your blog template just before the </body> tag and it will make posts in the home page display in chronological order instead of the usual default reversed chronological order of blogs.



This Hack: Chronological order have long been awaited and while I tested it with a test blog and found it not to work for that particular blog, because this hack has been requested by so many bloggers, I am writing about it here in the hope that you will test it and proved me wrong. Do leave your comment about your experience with this hack

22 comments:

  1. Hi Peter, Greetings sometime back I have downloaded Tic Tac Blue 3 column from Amanda for my new blog but of late some of the template images has disappeared. Is there any way to rectify this problem?. tQ

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  2. what is this...?
    whats the point this hack?

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  3. I have tried this script, and what happened...
    posting is reversed and the number of comments at the bottom of pile on home side
    its no good

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  4. Hi Beben,

    Thanks for taking the time to check out the hack. So the posting was reversed meaning this hack worked, only thing is the arrangement of the comments. What template was the test blog using?

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  5. Beben: "what is this...? whats the point this hack?"

    To change the order which Blogger.com display your posts in the home/main page. Default is to have the lates/newest post displayed at the top. This hack hopes to reverse the order, that is, oldest posts first.

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  6. Bananaz: "some of the template images has disappeared."

    Somewhere in my blog I would have given the advice that when you use third party template that contains graphic, to save/download the graphics, host it yourself (eg. using Blogger.com to host your images and to replace those image links in the template with your own. Let me see if I can find the post (sorry can't find it. maybe I will make a new post)

    Now that you are faced with the problem, what you can do is to check the template for image URLs and see if those images are still online. If yes, then you are in luck. Save the image into your computer then upload the image onto the web and replace those image URLs with your own. If those original images are no longer online, maybe you can create your own or perhaps try to contact Amanda

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  7. Hi, please can you help or put me in touch with somone who can.

    I need to put email contact on my blog, using an icon with the email address behind the icon so that users can just click the icon and email me. But I can't work out how to do that. I want to use my own image if I can, of an envelope, but do I need to use particular code or what do I need to do for this to work ? I tried adding a picture and putting the email address in the subject field but nothing happened.

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  8. Thanks for the link to this Peter. I can't seem to get it to work, like many other users. Do you have any solutions?

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  9. Yet I recently saw a setting on Blogger for which I could set the order of my blog to newest posts first or older posts first. Unfortunately, now I can't find it!

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  10. After reading your comment, I checked all the settings including even checking Blogger in Draft, but no setting to set chronological order. :-(

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  11. Vey wonderfoul your site ,thanks for tricks.Vincicoppolas from Balearic Island http://vincicoppolas.blogspot.com/

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  12. that's actually a pretty cool hack. i'm not sure i want to use it for my blog, but i can definitely see its purpose. thanks for that script info!

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  13. I tried it on my blog. Nothing changed. hmm...would definitely love to reverse the post order.

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  14. I tried the hack too - no change (using Picture template). Worth a try. I don't mind playing with the dates to get the posts in the order I want, but the problem is the auto links on the blog pages for older and newer are of course the wrong way round as my older posts are really the newer ones but with artificially older dates!

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  15. Why do they have it in reverse in the first place? It confuses most of my readers! The blogspot needs to fix this.

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  16. It dates back to blogs originating as online journals (diaries) where the past is history and the recent are current. Perhaps you can add you request to features suggestions and feedbacks

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  17. I modified Merriman's script to work with newer Blogger templates and with Internet Explorer, too.

    See How to show Blogger posts in chronological order.

    (my blog is mostly in Finnish, but this post is in English)

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  18. Although the previous version worked for me, I decided to rewrite the script, here: Blogger posts in chronological order, 2011 version. Please use this revised script, it is better :)

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  19. I had to update my very first entry in my blog and now that entry, which is around a week old jumped to today's date. So it is out of order! Is there a way I can put the entry back in the position it is suppose to be in.

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  20. Click the POST OPTION at the bottom of the post editor and the make the date you want for that post in the resulting popup.

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