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Is there an easy way to reverse the default item order of a category rss feed?

Default: Last posted item first
Wanted: First posted item first

No plugins please, plain wp api function calls (such as add_action or add_filter) will do!

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    "plain wp php" is a plugin or a theme or any other bit of functionality that you add outside of WordPress' core. Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 20:23

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In your functions.php file

function reverseorder($query_string)  
{
    return query_posts( $query_string . '&order=ASC' );
}
add_action( 'rss2_head', 'reverseorder' );

EDIT

GET parameters on RSS feed
cat - category ID (e.g. 23)
author - author ID (e.g. 14)
year - year the post was published (e.g. 2007)
day - day of the month the post was published (e.g. 17)
monthnum - number of the month the post was published (e.g. 6)
hour - hour of the day the post was published (e.g. 23)
minute - minute of the hour the post was published (e.g. 48)
second - second of the minute the post was published (e.g. 51)
p - the unique post ID to display (e.g. 629)
paged - specific page number as displayed on the main blog page (e.g. 3)

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  • @mahatmanich Who is your comment for up there? If it worked, please mark as correct answer.
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 20:50
  • The comment was for the other Chris that was being a smart alec. I am still looking at the solution you posted here however it does not quite work in my instance! Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 22:35
  • Basically you need to reverse the order of the feed-rss2.php file using that action on line (36?)
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 0:31
  • Actually I could just use the GET parameter when calling the feed couldn't I? Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 1:47
  • Hmm, to my knowledge ordering of RSS feed is not a get parameter.
    – Chris
    Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 2:12
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You can simply reorder your RSS Feed via the GET parameter ?order=ASC or ?order=DESC after your FEED url!

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