If you search the marketplace you will find free extensions that will “override” this setting, but there is a logic to why this has been done. It may simply be that the blog you have has been written for many OC versions and there is a logic to that also.
Alternatively contact the developer of the blog and ask them to fix. If they will not help
As another suggestion Dreamvention make a really nice blog - try out the free version ..
https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... n_id=10468
https://www.opencart.com/index.php?rout ... n_id=26325
You should not modify core files .. if you would like to donate a cup of coffee I will write it in a modification for you.
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