I am trying to sort content in my development site and it is proving to be elusive. For example, when I add a list of documents to a page the option is given to sort the list of documents as they are sorted in the document library. However, when I apply a custom sort to the library it is not applied in the document list widget on a page.
Is the reason for this the fact that the custom sorting preferences for a document library is failing to be persisted? Because I have noticed after I create a custom sort, click the save button and navigate away from the documents page then navigate back, the custom sort is not there.
Pages in a Navigation Control
Another instance where sorting is not being applied is in a Navigation widget. When I drop a Navigation widget on a page and select the parent page, the list of pages is generated but it is not sorted according to the sort order that has been applied in the Pages admin tool.
Does not appear to be sortable...at all.
The correct ordering of content is a basic requirement. In the case of news and blog articles, it is natural to sort them by date but other content should have the ability to have the sort order specified by the user. As is the case with pages, shouldn't we have the ability to change the sequence of an item, be it a document, image or generic content item?
I am attaching a couple of screen shots to illustrate my issues.