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Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#49912 new feature request

Global setting to show tag content in ascending/chronological order

Reported by: cbwright Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.5
Component: Taxonomy Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

WordPress tags can be used to group content together into small groups that are very good at showing the history of a topic and how it evolved over time. For example, you could use a tag to group together a 10 part series of articles that all belong to a category shared with other topics, and use that tag to allow a visitor to see all of those topics at once.

Unfortunately, because WordPress defaults showing content with the most recent content first (descending order), it requires the user to scroll down to the bottom of a list in order to go through that content chronologically. There are plugins that allow you view categories in ascending (chronological) order, but they don't extend to tags. And you can add ?order=asc to any individual tag link to switch the order, but there's no built-in way to make this default behavior.

Having a radio button that, when checked, would append "?order=asc" to the end of any tag link would allow the site owner to show all tags chronologically, allowing them to be used as mini-archives within a category. Also adding it to the individual tag pages would further allow the site owner to set specific tags as chronological and others as "standard," depending on need.

This could also be added to categories, though there are plugins out there that already do this.

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Taxonomy

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
7 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the ticket.

There are plugins that allow you view categories in ascending (chronological) order, but they don't extend to tags. And you can add ?order=asc to any individual tag link to switch the order, but there's no built-in way to make this default behavior.

Just noting this still sounds like plugin territory to me. If there are currently no plugins that switch the order of posts in tags exactly as described, this seems like a good opportunity for someone to create one.

Last edited 7 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

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2 months ago

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