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Can we change the default sorting order of community posts?

  • 18 October 2019
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Hi,

Is there a way to default the order to something other than ‘Recently Active’ so that it does not have to be changed manually each time?

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Best answer by KristenGastaldo 18 October 2019, 17:25

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I used this link https://community.ifs.com/search/activity/recent <img class=" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/emojione/assets/png/1f60e.png?v=2.2.7" />

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Hi @Lee Pinchbeck - What would you like it to default to? The categories?

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Hi @KristenGastaldo, Personally I would like to see the topics in date order with most recent first. It does not seem as though the site remembers this and I cannot see a place to set it as preference so that all sub forums hold the same setting.

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So more like a “recently created” list? Right now that recently active pulls them by activity - whether that be a new post or a new comment. 

If you go into a specific category, you can sort by “newest first” from the … dropdown menu:

 

 

 

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Hi @KristenGastaldo, that is what I have been doing. What I am wondering is if there is a way to make my preference stick. 

 

As it stands, if I leave and come back or go to another subforum it defaults back to recently active rather than what I had it on which is newest first. 

 

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I don’t see a way to make it happen in your own personal settings or on the backend (to change it for entire community). The only workaround I can think of is to use a bookmark from your browser for the specific category you tend to visit, after you’ve sorted for Newest first. The sort=dateline bit does remain when you refresh the page, so your bookmark would keep Newest first as the default. 

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Thanks for the confirmation. Was just trying to avoid bookmarking each subforum page but there are not too many.

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