Could we have a sortable table view for One Name Studies, please?

+12 votes

The different options on surname index pages (table view, alpha view, sort by birthdate and so on) are WONDERFUL!

Would it be possible to do the same thing to One Name Studies category pages?  It would be so much easier to be able to sort - and to view in table format, which I prefer, as I like things with straight lines in them! ;o)

edit - changed category from TreeHouse to WikiTree Tech & added tags improvements and leaders

in WikiTree Tech by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
That would be neat ! Agree, Ros.
Hi Ros! I sorta understand what you're asking, but not quite. (What sort other than the current alpha one would be useful for ?)  How to go about doing that, other than manually (EEK) I don't know (which is why I moved your question from Tree House to WikiTree Tech).

OK.  At the top of any surname index page, you have these options:
Quick links for members: table view | list view | alpha order | date order | error report | find matches | follow activity | genealogists | include current last name | limit to Watchlist | merging and matching | pending merges | project | orphaned | unconnected | unsourced | recent activity

I'm saying: wouldn't it be nice to have one or all of these options for ONS category pages, which at the moment look like this:

Stanton Name study category page
NOT the main ONS category page.  The category page for each individual ONS (like the Haywood Name Study, the Stanton Name Study, etc.).
Ah! Gotcha! I was thinking globally (Category:One Name Studies) and you were talking locally - about a subcategory with people profiles in it.

Totally agree!

Still don't know what would be involved in doing it though.

Cheers, Liz
I was wishing for something along these lines today as I got my first look at the Driggers category list. We're still in our infancy and I can already see the need. I can't imagine what some of the more populated studies must look like.

I can answer this, Ros, but you're not going to like my answer.

Standard category pages are just that: Category Pages.

Category pages are a particular type of page within the Wikimedia platform, which is what WikiTree is based on. Changing types of pages is not possible.

Let me look into a different type of solution, though, and see if we can come up with something else.

Take a look at Aleš's answer (which I have selected).  It's exactly what I wanted!
Perfect! :-D

2 Answers

+9 votes
Best answer
But you can do custom sorting on WikiTree+

In Category name replace spaces with underline and it works for any category..
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (505k points)
selected by Ros Haywood

That's brilliant! That's exactly what I wanted!  Thanks, Aleš! :o)

Second vote for Brilliant! I've now bookmarked this question to my G2G favorites! Thanks Aleš!
Except when Aleš is in the middle of trying to get the newest error reports out. I'm getting an "Error in SDMS Server." Patience, grasshopper!
They are out.
*grin* I know, I'm using the Florida report for this week's challenge.
+2 votes
I agree Ros. Good questions hope that we can it be very helpful.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (464k points)
Take a look at what Aleš suggested in the selected answer above.  It's perfect!

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