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XF 1.2 Post Sort Order

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by msolano, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. msolano

    msolano Active Member

    Hello. I know that I can define an order for my nodes (as administrator)

    But a user wants to order in ascending sort the posts into all the threads. I searched for the option but I can't find it.

    Can, as user, choose the order of posts into the threads or in the whole forum?
  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    No, it's a global setting only administrators have access to in the admin control panel.
    msolano likes this.
  3. msolano

    msolano Active Member

  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Note that they can temporarily change it by clicking one of the things, such as Last Message, on the discussion list. However, that's based on cookies. Once they clear their cookies, it'll reset to the site default.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
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  5. msolano

    msolano Active Member

    Yeah, it's the list of threads list but he wants to order the posts list into the threads. I think it can't be done.
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Reordering posts within a thread is not possible.
    Amaury likes this.
  7. Ville

    Ville Member

    Not possible, or not currently possible? In other words, is there some technical reason for why an extension could not implement this? I'm configuring xenForo to move to from vB shortly, and this is a feature that I would really need. My board has a "specialty" that we tend to recycle old threads, and so, some threads have been around for fifteen years (no kidding!) and have hundreds of pages of content. Hence it makes sense to have the most recent content accessible when a thread is opened as opposed to needing to always click on "last page".
    rafass likes this.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It would be possible with an add-on but it would require custom development.
    Ville likes this.
  9. DroidOne

    DroidOne Well-Known Member

    Since this was written a while back - is it possible with XF 1.4 for users to select sort order and have the forum remember it?
    jauburn likes this.
  10. Valhalla

    Valhalla Well-Known Member

    I don't believe anything has changed, so the answer above your post would still apply.
    DroidOne likes this.
  11. 2faroffroad

    2faroffroad Member

    Assuming there is still no option for this on a user basis?

  12. Ville

    Ville Member

    Or, AFAIK on global basis, either (I'm talking about the descending chronological sorting of the posts in each thread; it's by default ascending, and there's currently no way to alter it). I'm going to need this in order to move my forum from vB to xF; everything else has been taken care of. So it's my intention to look into this really soon (over next couple of weeks). Initially a global admin setting, then a forum-by-forum admin setting, then allow user to override it. If I get ambitious, I may expand it from thread post-sorting to thread sorting as well (thus giving users the option to override).

    But if someone else has something suitable available, please let me know (and save me the effort).
  13. 2faroffroad

    2faroffroad Member

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  14. Ville

    Ville Member

  15. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    I just had a user request this for threads in one particular forum. Would like to be able to give him the option.

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