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September 3, 2006

Paged Archive Plugin v1.1

The Paged Archives Plugin is done! This superceeds the Paged Categories plugin - upgrading from one to the other is a simple matter of taking the old .pl file out, putting in, and doing a search and replace on the tags in your category template. I'm using Paged Archives on my weblog now - only the categories and main index support though. My monthly archives don't tend to get all that large.

I've addressed pretty much everything raised in the previous discussion...

Posted at 11:46 AM | Comments (7)

September 2, 2006

Paged Archives Plugin

It took me a bit, but I've done some work on the Paged Categories plugin, and now it supports date archive types, and the main index as well. So I changed the name to Paged Archives. I think I've addressed everything in the comments section of the previous post! I even tried running it with Smart Rebuild, and I didn't run into any problems. I'll make up a page for it and make it available tomorrow.

One strange but related matter - I've noticed a number of people following the link from the SixApart plugin page seem to be converting the link URL to all-caps. I had to put in a redirect so they wouldn't get a 404 error. I can't see why this is happening, since the link on SixApart's site is all in lower case.

Posted at 9:29 PM | Comments (0)

August 6, 2006

Paged Categories plugin is go!

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 at 3:44 PM | Comments (6)

August 2, 2006

Paged Categories plugin

OK, so a few days ago I complained about Movable Type not having a static paging option for category archives. There's several dynamic solutions out there, this one which uses mt-view.cgi, and MTPaginate which does it using PHP, but I'm old fashioned when it comes to web publishing and like my files static if possible.

Over the last few days I've been developing a plug-in for Movable Type, and it's finally in working order. My category archives are finally paginated, and the pages are all static so you don't get database hits every time someone looks at it. There's a bunch of tags defined so you can print things like "Page 1 of 15!" and have navigation links.

There a number of non-portable things at the moment, like it hardcoding the file extensions to html, and the back-end is really ugly and a bit hacky in places, but once I've tidied it up, I'll be able to release it into the wild...

Posted at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

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