Lightroom web: Public Gallery not sorting correctly

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Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom mobile sort collection correctly.  When I make the collection public, the public gallery displayed via the link is not sorted correctly.  The collection spans 4 days.  The whole collection should be sorted from oldest to newest, but the public gallery is all over the place.  The first day of pictures is sorted from newest to oldest, and the rest of the photos are sorted in varying orders and out of sequence.  I have tried un-syncing, re-syncing, changing sort orders from capture date to file name to custom, and nothing works.  Again, it is sorted correctly on Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Mobile.

 It is just the public link gallery that does not sort correctly.  The public gallery has an Icon that allows me to change the sort order.  When I re-sort from newest to oldest, it displays correctly.  When I re-sort from oldest to newest, the incorrect/random order is again displayed. 

This is incredibly frustrating!
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Don Andrews

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Official Response

Hi all,

I have a long-awaited update here.

On lightroom web we now have the ability to re-sort the custom sort order by several orders under the display options for sharing, as you can see in the screens below. We’ll also be looking at ways to provide sorting  options when you create shares in other client applications, as we’re not doing a good job of setting expectations now.

If you’re interested in the ability to “live sort”, please see this new thread:

We added the ability to add text & dividers for the layout for albums in October, and this functionality really requires a custom order (or a lot of complexity when you change sorts).