WordPress Sites/Blogs Hosted/Self-hosted & the default Descending Posts when Writing A Site As A Book

For the past years; I’ve been working with my sites as I write content like a book. I believe some people may experience some difficulties when reading posts that are written like chapters of a book. If you have posts that are long as 4000 words, and you were trying to segment your long stories into chapters; you may encounter some problems when some of your visitors have trouble navigating on your site,–reading from one post to the another.

I created the posts and scheduled them to be published for later on, but I discovered my posts being sorted with the newest first… should I get me a plugin for my own self-hosted WordPress site to convert it into ascending posts?

If you asked this question, and you believe a plugin that will make your posts sort via ascending order; you can enable anyone to go from one page to the another. This is a good trick, but you may get more people clicking through links on your website via navigation links. The more posts what you write; the larger your site is.

If you write a site as a book… try writing chapters per each posts, and title your categories like a title of your book. Give it a description. Be sure to install HTML Tags In Category Description plugin to keep your formatting intact. This is useful if you written lots of topics on your own site. If you have a multisite version of WordPress; you can implement a wiki for your characters; places; objects, etc. The advantage of writing your site as a book is sharing your work with the entire world. But the catch is; your content may be censored by corrupted countries. And your default sorting of your posts requires your visitors to navigate to the oldest posts first.

Most hosted sites via wordpress.com uses a default sort format to keep newly published posts on a front page of your index page. You’re aren’t able to use a plugin on wordpress.com, but you can ask the site operators for this feature to be implemented.

These are the reasons why your posts were set like a default descending order:

  • This is necessary for your site to have this feature to let other visitors know what’s new with your site. Say if you have a news site that tells you what’s exactly happening around the world. Most news sites has this feature. This is very important because, that also enable people to see your latest posts.
  • That’s how most blogging platforms actually work,–just like most traditional blogs.
  • Older posts were stored in the archives folder on your site,–keeping your older posts safe,–so other people can refer to these other posts.

Although; books has a title page, but you can implement a title page on your website. You can implement a search box on your front page,–so your users can launch a search, and search for your posts, and other content. I’ll show you how do you do it:

  1. Log into your self-hosted wordpress site, and create a front page. If you already have this page; skip this step.
  2. At the page editor; switch your editor to text/HTML mode, and grab this code below:
  3. <form action=”URL” method=”get”>
    <input type=”search” name=”s”>
    <button type=”submit”>Search</button>
    <button type=”reset”>Reset</button>
    </form>

  4. After you copied, and pasted the code to your front page; replace URL with your site’s domain. Be sure to use 2 slashes with your domain after removing http or https.
  5. Style and customize as you like.
  6. Update your page.
  7. Be sure to set your front page as you implement it.

Now, you have a working title page like a book.

Say if you were writing extremely long series on your site that focuses on your story. You written a book about frogs, and you were writing a fictional story that is long as a 400-page book that is totally entertaining. You kept publishing more chapters as a live book. Your visitors were reading from one post to the another. If you published 200 posts on your website, and you scheduled them to be published on a later date via a calendar day, or month; it’s kind of like setting up a release date for your content,–just like a TV broadcasting schedule!

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