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Paged Categories plugin is go!

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The paged categories plugin I mentioned here is all done and I've put it up for people to download and use. I've also added a Paged Categories plugin page from which it can be downloaded.

Next I'll submit it to the MT plugin directory, and then I promised someone I'd make some more Greg the Bunny Livejournal icons...

Posted August 6, 2006 3:44 PM


Neat. The plugin directory just released this. I'm curious to check it out when I have some time. A couple of minor bits:

1. Is there a reason for only applying to category pages? (Assuming the answer's not just, "That's all I cared about.") It seems like you could probably generalize this to work anywhere.

2. Does the entries-per-page option need to be in plugin settings, rather than as an attribute in the tags? I may have multiple category templates and not want them all to behave the same way, for example.

Posted by: Su | August 16, 2006 7:24 AM

In reverse order:

I didn't think you could use more than one category template at a time on one blog. If that's the case a tag attribute sounds like it'd be better..

It was initially implemented for category pages simply because in MT installations it's common for them to grow large. I'd like to do something similar for the main index page - in Wordpress you can go back through the entire history of posts that way, though I'm not sure how much that would slow down rebuilding in MT...

Posted by: Alden Bates | August 16, 2006 9:13 AM

Hello, I would like to thank you for that magnificent Plug-in! Great work! ... it works very well and took only some minutes to install.

The only change I've made is to define the following pages as index2.shtml, index3.shtml instead of 2.shtml, 3.shtml, so the visitors see in the URL that it's part of the index. I suppose it would be a good idea to implement it, of course not hard-coded as I did, but in the form that users with home.htm als Category-index would get home2.htm etc.

Please not me if there are updates at all. Nice idea would be to have the ability to configure better the "1 2 3 4"-list, so that the actual page is not linked.

Greetings from Cologne, Germany

Posted by: Julian von Heyl | August 25, 2006 2:36 AM

I usually link to the directory rather than the index file (i.e. /archive/computers/ instead of /archive/computers/index.html) so that if I changed from using index.html to index.php, I wouldn't have to change anything. Might be useful as a configurable option?

Your point about the page list is good and should probably be the default. :)

Posted by: Alden Bates | August 25, 2006 8:49 AM

Thank your very much for the plugin, great work, mt-user have been waiting for those input for several years. :)
I like to see index2.html,
data-based archives and main index too.
I 'd like to strip out the link of the actual page.

The best of all is a feature that combine smart rebuild with your paged archives.
I will write about your plugin for german readers and spread the words.
Email me if you refresh the version.

Posted by: Joerg Petermann | August 26, 2006 12:27 AM

I'll have a look at smart rebuild to see if there's any problems with using the two plugins together.

Posted by: Alden Bates | August 26, 2006 1:13 PM

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