Order of posts

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  • #155137
    windwhistle
    Member

    After tinkering with my front page for a while, I realized the posts were not displaying in chronological order. The only way I could get them to rearrange into proper order was to make them all sticky. Is there something different I should be doing? And once they roll off the front page, will they (and do they now) appear in the correct chronological order?

    And a different question: What determines the size of the images on the front page? There’s a row of four smaller ones followed by a row of three larger ones. Is that a random thing or something I can control? One might assume the larger ones are being featured for some reason, but that’s not the case.

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    #155167
    binarymoon
    Theme Author

    Hi there – sorry to hear there’s a problem with the theme.

    There’s nothing in the theme that changes the post order, they should display in chronological order without any work from you.

    Unfortunately I am not sure how to help with this. You might get a better reply from the WordPress.com support since they can look at your content and make sure everything is setup correctly. You can contact them directly here:
    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

    Thanks – Ben

    #155172
    windwhistle
    Member
    Original poster

    When I neglected to mark my latest post “sticky,” it showed up as the fifth post on the front page (where all the other visible posts are marked “sticky”). Not until I marked it “sticky” did it move up to the larger, first place position.

    Other than that, can you tell me why some images display as smaller four-to-a-line size and some as larger three-to-a-line? The pattern seems to be large image, four small images, three medium images. You’ll see this on any archive page.

    I’ll forward this thread to the WP folks.

    #155173
    binarymoon
    Theme Author

    If you mark a post as sticky it will always show up first. That’s what they are designed to do. It makes them “stick to the top”. If you make all posts display without stickiness then they should display in Chronological order.

    For the 3 larger posts on the post archives. The theme is designed to try to fill the available space so will stretch posts to fill the row. If you clock the older posts button you will see the row of three turns into a row of 4, and the new bottom row has three posts.

    To remove this behaviour you can use the following custom css:

    .summary-main-content>*, .summary-main>* {
    flex-grow: unset;
    }

    Thanks – Ben

    #155177
    windwhistle
    Member
    Original poster

    Oh, thank you, Ben. That worked nicely.

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