Page trees in Confluence seem to be sorted alphabetically by default; it's also possible to create a custom order.
Is there anyway to specify that page lists should be sorted by creation date or by modification date. Or better yet, provide tabs to allow the user to change the sort order?
Yes you could sort Page tree macro. You could arrange the position of the page tree macro by alphabetically, time of creation, time of modification, or postion. For more information please refer to the following documentation.
Hope this information helps. Cheers!
We use the documentation theme so I over rode it in the theme configuration with the WIKI markup
Pagetree supports several options:
Specify the order to display the pages in the tree. This sort order is for display purposes only. It does not permanently re-arrange the page order. The value may be one of the following:
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