How can I change the sort order of the Default blog page in SharePoint 2010? Currently the default sort order is by Published date. I would like to change it to where it sorts by Category (which is a protected field) then by Published date. My problem is when I go to change the sort order Category is not in the drop-down list. So I guess my real question is how can I get Category to show up in sort order drop-down list so I can select it? Any guidance on this will be GREATLY appreciated.
Since blogs in SharePoint are sequenced in chronological order of their posting, to change the order requires time travel. Actually, you can edit the time field in the publishing properties for the post. Simply apply new publishing times to all of the posts in the order that you want them to appear.
To perform this task, go to the Post list (Click the Manage Post List on the Blog Home Page), select the individual post to edit and change the Published time (I wish it was that easy to fool time in the real world).
Good luck -- Jerry