Chronological Posts


Chronological posts reverses the default post order throughout your site to be chronological instead of reverse-chronological. This can be useful for sites displaying historical content, journals, books, etc. where the content is intended to be read chronologically (typically, it works well for any sites where the entire content of the site – every post – is intended to be read sequentially). It is also useful for archived sites, preserving the history of posts in a sequential format, oldest to newest.


  1. Take the easy route and install through the WordPress plugin installer, or,
  2. Download the .zip file and upload the unzipped folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Where are the options?

There are no options. When active, this plugin will automatically display your posts in chronological order on all views, including the main blog index day/month/year archives, category/tag archives, author archives, searches, etc. The admin UI is not changed, only the frontend display.

Displaying only specific post types in chronological order

This plugin changes all post types to be chronological, globally. To apply it only to a specific post type, I suggest forking the plugin and adding a simple check for the post type of the query before it sets the query order to ASC. This is not a complicated process – the plugin has only 6 lines of code.


Works Perfectly!

Thank you so much for this simple yet awesome plugin! No need to setup, just install it and it’s done!

nice plugin for writer

This is what I want !
If you need to show all posts and archive as Book, You can re-order without drop & drag plugin.

It just WORKS

I was amazed at how complex it could become just reversing the date-sort order for blog posts. I edited the PHP of my theme, and found that with the new version of WP, the code ceased to work. Now this plugin has solved my problem. Kudos, Mr. Halsey!

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Contributors & Developers

“Chronological Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First publicly available version of the plugin.