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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!

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The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
Stand-Off (Winger)
Andrew Smith, Sam Bosma
Progress: 401/401 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 70/636 pages
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 264/309 pages
Never Eighteen
Megan Bostic
Progress: 200/200 pages

Customizing Shelf Sort Order

By default, visitors to your Shelf page will initially see your books sorted by the date they were added, with the most recently added books first.  Want to change the initial sort order for your shelf page, for instance to show your most recently read books first?  Here's how:

 

1. Navigate to your template customization page (Settings -> Blog -> Customize).

 

2. Edit the template html for your Blog page, and add the following to the end of the element, right above the tag:

 

 

 

 

3. Save your changes.

 

4. Return to the template customization page, and scroll to the bottom of the settings pane.  You should see two new settings, 'Shelf Sort By' and 'Shelf Sort Order'.  Choose the sort order options your prefer, for instance 'Date Read' and 'Descending' and save the settings.

 

5. Edit the template html for your Blog page, locate the following:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

and edit it to read:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

6. Save your changes.

 

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for your Timeline, Followings/Followers and Page pages.

 

8. Edit the template html for your Shelf page, locate the following:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

and edit it to read:

 

{% if blog.isSiteShelf %}


{{ "Shelf"|l }}


{% endif %}

9. Save your changes.

 

And you're done!  Visitors to your shelf page will see your books initially sorted in the order you've chosen.  If you want to change the order, you can now do so via the 'Shelf Sort By' and 'Shelf Sort Order' settings on your template customization page.

 

Reblogged from Steve McKinney