Being able to backdate the announcements would help solve my problem. My announcements primarily concern academic events (conferences, symposia, society meetings, lectureships, that sort of thing). For my purposes, the date of posting is largely irrelevant; what matters is the date of the event itself. Say I have a list of six announcements posted, and that they are arranged so that the order of the events is (from top to bottom)  June,  July,  September,  October,  November,  December. Now I get notice of a new event for which I wish to post an annoucement, and that event happens in August. Since the announcements are automatically arranged in order of creation, the order of the *events* will now be:  August,  June,  July,  September,  October,  November,  December. That makes no sense to my readers, who have no reason to care about the date of creation of an announcement. My readers do have (and should have) a reasonable expectation that a list of such events will be presented in the chronological order of the events themselves, not the chronological order of the creation of the announcements. So, the best solution for me would be to have "up" and "down" arrow controls on the screen where one can click to edit or delete announcements, so that regardless of the date of creation I could maintain the list of announcements in the order of the events themselves. However, I can see how I could accomplish the same effect by controlling or manipulating the information in the date of creation field. Is that possible? Thanks in advance for your help with this, which really is a vexing problem for my journal site.