New "archive" page

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5 June 2008

I’m working on the next version of tru_tags and one of its major features is the ability to create a tag-based archive page, like this one. After implementing the feature, I tried it out, and I liked it so much that I decided to use it on this site. Specifically, I removed the old “About” page, merged some of that content into the “Links” page (and generally edited that page), and put the “Archive” page in where the About page used to be.

This should all make sense if you look at the menu links at the top of the site. For those of you reading this via the feed – click here to see it.

It’s a really interesting page to browse through – I find it strangely fascinating to see so clearly all the articles I’ve written, and how they clump together. I’ve also used it a few times as a faster way to get to a specific page. It’s somehow more powerful than the normal tag cloud, functionally and emotionally, and that surprises me.

Or maybe it’s just late :)

  1. says:

    It looks like not fit with rss/feed well yet.
    the tag can not output the “tag rss/feed” yet.

  2. al g. says:

    I’d love to see that update to tru_tags – that archive page is great, and I was just getting to the point where i was going to think about how to do an archive page – the date based ones never made any sense in my mind. I don’t suppose you have it in an svn or cvs that I could pull it from to try it out? I don’t mind testing code… ;-}

    BTW – I just installed tru_tags – spent about the last hour implementing it, pasting tags into older posts, etc. (I’m moving my site from drupal to textpattern.) It really solved a structural problem for me that I just couldn’t work around with just sections and categories – so thanks very much for that. It was pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

  3. Nathan Arthur says:

    The latest version of tru_tags (with support for the archive page) has been secretly released on the forums, because I’m in the middle of a move and new puppies and haven’t had time to document it yet :)

    I’m really glad to hear that tru_tags was so useful to you – I appreciate the feedback!

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