July 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm #421
Just started using this theme (and WordPress for that matter), and I really like it. The problem I’m having is that I would like my slideshow images to appear in a certain order–but not alphabetically by their titles (which also double as the captions, which I do need to have displayed). How can this be done?July 30, 2010 at 1:00 am #31314August 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm #31315August 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm #31316
Mine don’t display by date, nor alphabetically. Clean install of WP and Avisio, add two slider entries, the last one added gets displayed first. If I can control the order in wich they get displayed I can’t use it at all.August 3, 2010 at 9:29 pm #31317
Lasseoe, there definitely should be a ‘date’ field on the top right hand side of your ‘Slider Entires’ page. You will not find it when you intitially upload the image. You have to publish it first.
After publishing it – go back to edit the page and navigate to the ‘Publish’ area at top right of page.
Find the ‘edit’ link in the ‘Published on’ field — from here you can trick the page into displaying in the order you want by changing the date.August 3, 2010 at 9:49 pm #31318
batesy, yes I tried that already but no luck, it’s not that I don’t believe you but it’s not working. I’ve set the date back a full day and I see no difference whatsoever.
Add New -> Title: Slide-1 -> associate pic from media library
Add New -> Title: Slide-2 -> associate pic from media library
Now when I list my slider entries, Slide-2 is first, then Slide-1
Changing the dates on either of them has no effect.
I’ve cleared the browser cache which also didn’t help.August 3, 2010 at 10:08 pm #31319
Can you post a screen shot of your slider entries admin screen?
With default code, the slides sort by published date.August 3, 2010 at 10:16 pm #31320August 3, 2010 at 10:43 pm #31321August 4, 2010 at 2:03 am #31322
If the post time won’t edit I’d suggest just deleting them and reposting in the correct order. Think of them like a blog post … most recent addition will always show first.
Thus, your Slider-2 is showing first because you posted it last.
Gotta think backwards … !! :)August 4, 2010 at 8:34 am #31323
Yes I thought about doing that, but it’s likely we’ll want to add a new slide somewhere inbetween the other ones at some point, although there won’t be more than 3 or 4 slides it’s a pain in the neck having to delete and re-add them.
I’d be happy to troubleshoot this further, but unsure of how to proceed, do you want me to send you something from a mysql table, screengrab of something form firebug or anything else ?August 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm #31324
You can modify the order by adjusting the date / time of publication.
If you Edit a Slider Entry, you can modify the date / time in the top right Publish box.
The issue with the order is similar to the issue of page order before the Custom Navigation was introduced to WP in 3.0 and would require a core modification to allow the ability to have a Custom Post Type Custom Order. This may be something the WordPress team add in the future but I’m unaware of any plans for it at the moment.August 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm #31325
Actually, modifying the date or time doesn’t do squat, as I wrote above. Don’t know if this is a bug with WP or the theme.August 4, 2010 at 10:11 pm #31326
Okay, lasseoe, I think I’ve got your culprit…
You have to ‘OK’ the time/date edit before you ‘UPDATE’.
Failing that, I would suggest you change it to a ‘Draft’ then try the above method.
I jut tried updating the time and it didn’t recognise the load … it did when I olayed it … then updated.
Hope that works for you.
cheersAugust 5, 2010 at 9:47 am #31327
Excellent, works like documented now :-D
Thanks a million for the help. imho, I’ll put it down to a WP bug, that’s not very intuitive, the update should be greyd out if you HAVE to hit Ok first.August 5, 2010 at 10:28 am #31328
I agree the WP interface kinda just draws you to the UPDATE button because the natural urge is to complete a task by moving to the right of page.August 5, 2010 at 2:29 pm #31329
Hmm.. I agree that the area of the page for updates to a page can be confusing.
The only way to get something done about it though would be to head over to the http://wordpress.org forums and suggest it’s something they look at for a future version.August 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm #31330
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