Blogs are essentially a reverse chronological order publishing tool wherein the most recent published post will display on top. You cannot change this order on a free hosted WordPress.com blog but there are workarounds.
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WordPress.com and WordPress.org are completely separate, have different log-ins and run different versions of some themes with same names. So let’s start with clarifying the differences between WordPress.com blogs and WordPress.org installs to avoid confusion.
By default, the sort order for queries in WordPress is descending. This will produce posts in reverse chronological order, the desired result for most blogs. The reason posts in ascending order is the default is because blogs are designed to serve returning visitors, who come to read the most recent content and who will not be inclined to trawl through hundreds of posts to locate it. That’s suitable for the vast majority of blogs but not all of them. It’s not suitable for those who want to create a site that reads in ascending order like a book.
1. The first workaround is the option of creating a book-like structure.
2. The second workaround is to use a single sticky post as an index page and (a) update it manually or (b) use the display post shortcode in ascending order. (Note: The Display Posts Shortcode has a limit of 100 posts displayed.) Alternatively, you can use the (c) Archives shortcode to display posts on a page in ascending order.
3. The third workaround is to falsify every date-stamp before publishing.
The default timezone is UTC time. You can reset your timezone here > Settings > General Select the closest city to you in the same timezone in the drop-down menu you see there and then click “save changes”. However, if you are writing a book or creating a blog that’s a blast from the past with diary-like entries you can look at this image (I know you are not scheduling a post) you will see where to click the edit link to change the datestamp and timestamp on a post.
Tips for Setting Your date and Time Format, Eliminating Date and/or Time Display and Scheduled Post Publication are found in It’s About Time.
4. The fourth workaround is creating a book-like category structure and using a custom menu to display it.