Making default forum view "Oldest first"

13 years 7 months ago #11436 by PakWaan
The default for viewing forums seems to be "newest first", which is backwards from every other forum software, and the opposite of what people expect to see. I know that they can change it in their profile, but most non-techy users will not realize that or do it if they do.

Is there a way to make the default set to "oldest first" so people don't get confused?
13 years 7 months ago #11446 by nickjo
What forum software are you using?

blwebsolutions.com
13 years 7 months ago #11450 by PakWaan
Joomlaboard, latest version
13 years 5 months ago #16739 by ericguttormson
Does anyone have an answer for this?

I also need to this as well.

In fact, if I turn on the feature that lets users change their forum settings the changes don't get saved, so no matter what I do I get the newest posts on top which is backward.

I am also using Joomla Board.
13 years 3 months ago #20681 by woodbtreasures
I know that this is a pretty old thread but I thought that I'd go ahead and put the answer here anyway so that people searching for it in the future would still be able to find the answer.

Anyway to fix it:


In View.php find this :


$orderingNum = 0;
} else {
$orderingNum = 1;

and change to this:

$orderingNum = 0;
} else {
$orderingNum = 0;

It worked for me...Hope that it helps
13 years 3 months ago #20682 by woodbtreasures
I know that this is a pretty old thread but I thought that I'd go ahead and put the answer here anyway so that people searching for it in the future would still be able to find the answer.

Anyway to fix it:


In View.php find this :


$orderingNum = 0;
} else {
$orderingNum = 1;

and change to this:

$orderingNum = 0;
} else {
$orderingNum = 0;

It worked for me...Hope that it helps
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