[pmwiki-users] Kind-of Blog 1.1 released
waylan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 15:06:22 CST 2005
Brilliant! I like it allot.
On 12/14/05, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 08:58:10PM +0100, sven saurwein wrote:
> > (4.2)
> > use the abstract yyyymmddxx uniqute url for (:pagelist:) flexibility to
> > display and sort things
> (:pagelist:) already has the flexibility to display and sort
> things, and can sort based on criteria other than name (e.g.,
> posting date or last modified date). So we don't need to use
> the page name for ordering, since we can easily do it other ways.
> But there's another approach.... everyone repeat after me...
> "Trails are our friends!"
> Why worry about the names at all? All we really want is some way of
> ordering sets of posts and accessing them in some order, and that's
> exactly what trails are for! So, having seen the discussion and
> taken a little more time to think about it, here's my view of a blog:
> * All blog entries are normal wiki pages, with normal page names.
As they should be IMO.
> * The edit form has a "post blog article" checkbox or button, which
> causes the current entry to be added to the beginning of a
> "blog trail", much the same way that pages are automatically
> added to RecentChanges pages. (It may in fact turn out to be
> the same code that handles both.)
That one missing piece. Excellent idea.
> * Other posts to the page don't affect the blog trail.
I assume you mean edits?
> * By having the pages on a blog trail, one gets RSS feeds (and
> podcasts!) for free via .../BlogTrail?action=rss .
> * The blogger always has the option of reordering articles in
> the blog by simply editing the blog trail. Articles in the
> blog trail can easily belong to different WikiGroups.
Fun with archives. And entries could use categories or years as Groups
or something for additional organization. This really opens up the
> * WikiTrail markup provides an easy mechanism to go from one
> article in the blog trail to the next.
Just like the prev/next links found on many blogs. Why didn't I think of this?
> * Since (:pagelist:) can get a list of pages from a trail,
> one can easily display the blog in a number of different
> formats by using (:pagelist trail=BlogTrail fmt=...:),
> where we can use custom fmt= options for different looks,
> and do things such as insert dates at the top of each
> blog entry.
> * For example, (:pagelist trail=BlogTrail fmt=titles count=10:)
> could display a simple list of pages by their titles, while
> (:pagelist trail=BlogTrail fmt=include paras=3 count=10:)
> could display the first three paragraphs of each of the
> 10 most recent articles in the blog. Of course, one could use
> order=-time or order=-ctime to order the entries based
> on the most recent update or the date of creation.
More fun with archives!!
> Comments? If there's roaring approval then it's very possible
> I could add the above directly to 2.1. Page comments would
> follow shortly thereafter, since I'd know how to integrate it with
> the blogging scheme.
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