I've touched on this before, but I just can't figure out how/where to fix it so I'm hoping someone can help.
I would like the order for every single sort in my gallery (Photopost Pro 7.01 integrated with vBulletin 3.8.4) to be newest to oldest. That is the case in my main page (index) but not on any other sorted page (recent - 1 day, 7 days, etc.). Every other scrapbook layout gallery I've seen is sorted this way, so I can't imagine this is a difficult fix. Yet I just haven't been able to figure out how to do it myself. I've searched for ASC & DESC and tried a few changes, but nothing has worked.
Could someone please tell me exactly what to change and where? I would greatly appreciate it...
Yes as stated you would need to alter the file in some manner if you do not want it to work like it is written. we support our search script as it is written. It would be up to you to modify files from there default intended coding. showgallery has nothing to do with this because showgallery you can get a sort which is part of the programs coding. The search script is a different script and it has never had a sort.
- default is oldest to newest and that is "ascending"
- it is a "search script" that controls the order in the "recent photos" area and that is not considered a "sort"
Is that correct?
And a question - where would someone like me go to find someone who could help with this? It seems like such a basic thing to be able to choose a sort order, yet I cannot get a handle on it. Is there somewhere in the forum with listings of such people (paid or otherwise)?
Last edited by KristinRutten; February 3rd, 2010 at 01:25 PM.
I would assume yes. The search script returns results based on input from the search.
We dont have a list of people who do paid work. I do paid work time to time as we do custom work but I probally wont be free to look at something like this for at least a month as I am in the middle of a development cycle with one of our software products.
Thanks... it just seems strange to me that every one of the other scrapbook galleries is sorted the way I'm looking for - I have a hard time believing they all had to rewrite the code. I did notice a lot of them are using older versions of Photopost - did something change in the upgrades?
I beleive as previously discussed older versions of the software had those 4 timeframe searches done by the showgallery script which is why they may have been sorted.
However as with most software it evolves. searchs should never be done outside the search script and with the new seo changes that make sure there is only one url for a photo category user profile etc so you can have better search engine rankings the searchs your talking about where moved to the search script where they should be.
Thus this is the change your talking about. Your trying to compare our current software with older versions of the software.
Ok... I must have missed part of that conversation. I'm all for evolution & improvements, which is why I upgraded. Whatever the reason, I just want to make it work the way it used to. If you have any input into the process, I'd appreciate it being noted we'd like the option to reverse the current order. I suspect that when the other galleries get around to upgrading, you're going to get several more requests for the same.
Chuck - sorry if you'd rather I drop this, but I noticed something today I hadn't before & wanted to point it out to see if it makes a difference.
When trying to view the "last 7 days", for instance, under "recent photos", I assumed by looking at the dates & times of the first several photos that the overall sort order was oldest to newest. However, when you go to page 2 of that sort, it becomes clear that it is only on the PAGE that it is oldest to newest. The overall 7 days are newest to oldest. This becomes very confusing when looking at the photos overall.
page 1 - first photo is Feb 3 @ 2:01 p.m.
last photo is Feb 4 @ 7:14 a.m.
page 2 - first photo is Feb 2 @ 11:38 p.m.
last photo is Feb 3 @ 1:52 p.m.
page 3 - first photo is Feb 2 @ 5:24 a.m.
last photo is Feb 2 @ 10:52 p.m.
Do you see why this is confusing? And my question is - is this the way it is supposed to work?