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Archive for the "Archives" Category

Blogger Calendar

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If you don’t use and want more posts showing up in your calendar try appending ?max-results=999 to your feed URL. So it will look like:

So you’re not satisfied with just an archive list? You’ve perhaps switched to BETA and even the hierarchal menu just isn’t cool enough? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

This hack allows you to generate a calendar of your posts for people to browse inline in your blog! This hack works with either Blogger Classic or Blogger BETA and, best of all, is one of my easiest hacks to install yet!

Just go to the setup page. Enter your feed URL (do NOT use a FeedBurner feed, it tends to mess things up) and your blog title. Click generate. Follow the instructions.

Now, if you use mine (click the calendar next to the archives box in my sidebar) you’ll note that I have posts in the calendar going all the way back to forever it seems. Your probably only has this month’s. Well, that is just one extra hack, but there’s a catch — you have to be one of those who posts all blog entries to (I know, the BETA people no longer have a GM for that, I’m working on it.)

Go to the full feed setup page (I won’t steal your password!), enter your username and password in the upper form. Click Go. Go back to the setup page. Enter your username (and optional anchor tag) in the lower form. Click Go. Use the contents of your address bar as your feed URL for the calendar instead of your normal feed.

A translation of this page exists. Not sure on the language of that page, but thought I’d give them a link.

Asyncronous Archives

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This hack combines two popular archive hacks with a new functionality in the same script. The two popular hacks included are the displaying of archive post counts in the archive list, and the re-ordering of the archive list. These two can be applied using the script with or without the third, new, functionality with is asyncronous loading of archives into the sidebar. If you don’t know what that means, try it out in my sidebar. Select an archive from the drop-down and notice that instead of being taken to the archive page, the posts in that archive are listed for you right in the sidebar. The steps to implement either part of this hack follow:

  1. Edit your blog template and add the following code directly after the <body> tag:
    <ul class=”xoxo posts” style=”display:none;”>
    <Blogger><li><a href=”<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>”><BlogItemTitle><$BlogItemTitle$></BlogItemTitle></a></li></Blogger>

    Note: if you have your blog marked up using hAtom or the XOXO Blog Format this step is unnecessary.

  2. Add the following code into your sidebar where you want the archive list to display:
    <div id=”archive_list”><i>Loading Archives…</i></div>
    <div id=”archive_display”></div>
    <ul class=”archive-list”><BloggerArchives>
    <li><a href=”<$BlogArchiveURL$>”><$BlogArchiveName$></a></li>

    Note to advanced users. The noscript section is necessary. You can edit it, but only if you pass two additional parameters to the function in the next step containing the code starting the list and ending the list.

  3. Add the following code into your <head> section:
    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”;id=1286814;
    <script type=”text/javascript”>

    Where format is drop if you want a drop-down archive list or list if you want the archives displayed in an unordered list. sort is true to sort the archive list oldest-to-newest and false to sort newest-to-oldest.

    If you want the archive list to link to the archive pages instead of loading in the sidebar then delete the archive_display text from the code above.

  4. Save your template and republish your blog.

Advanced users may be interested in the information on the scripts behind this.