I am trying to convert a point shapefile to .csv with locations in QGIS. The problem I am having with the conversion is mainly that, in the resulting .csv file I would like to have the Name and then Long, Lat, however it constantly comes out as Long, Lat, Name. Is there any way I can save it so that the Name is in the first "column" of the .csv?
Try add Long, Lat columns after Name column in attribute table and calculate values via field calculator. When you save to CSV in save Options select GEOMETRY=Defaults (defoults this options set AS_XY) and you receive CSV file with only columns in attribute table of shapefile.
Did you tried the mmqgis plugin?