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TOPIC: Sorting Archive Lists

Sorting Archive Lists 10 years 8 months ago #1972

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Is there a way to sort the newsletter archive lists?

I've been slowly adding newsletters to our new site so they appear in the archive (~5 years worth) and after adding about the seventh newsletter, they are all mixed up in the archive list.

I began adding them by the oldest to the newest. They are all numbered in the title based on the newsletter Vol1 - Iss1, Vol1 - Iss2 .... Vol4 - Iss1 but they're all mixed up now.

I figured out how to sort the newsletters in the CP but not on the front end where the viewer can see them.

How can those be sorted by name?
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Re:Sorting Archive Lists 10 years 8 months ago #1975

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The lists are sorted by ordering and the Newsletters are sorted by "send date" on the archive sections.

Maybe you should create a fake list with only one user and send your Newsletters to this list so that it will adopt a send date and so will be ordered as you want.

If you know how to access phpMyAdmin and modify sql data, you can enter a fake send date for all your Newsletters.

Or you can order all your Newsletters by name and in that case you will have to modify the file components/com_acymailing/views/archive/view.html.php
Around line 45 you should see:
$pageInfo->filter->order->value = $app->getUserStateFromRequest( $paramBase.".filter_order", 'filter_order',	'a.senddate','cmd' );
that you can modify by:
$pageInfo->filter->order->value = $app->getUserStateFromRequest( $paramBase.".filter_order", 'filter_order',	'a.subject','cmd' );
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