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I'm still not used to blosxom and how everything fits together but I
thought I'd enumerate the plugins I've installed.
- I've actually got this named as 01categorytree, so it runs first,
but it gives me the listing of topics I've posted too
- I'm a big fan of Cool URIs, this helps me almost
get there. Bonus points to those who can work out where I don't quite
make the magic happen seemlessly. Oh, named 02extensionless.
- As every good blogger knows, syndication is the name of the
game. While you got use the deprecated RSS, Atom is where is it at. I've
actually disabled RSS feeds in preference to atom
- On permalink posts, you'll see a click-trail. All professional
websites have them, so I figured I should too.
- Presents a calendar with all the posts you've done on various days
highlighted, so you can quickly determine when someone has been
sleeping or has been an insomniac
- Comes with the Debian blosxom package, and originates with the
author. Allows you to customise configuration dependant on where the
post is in your heirarchy and other magic.
- If you have deep category hierarchies this makes all the elements
of the paths clickable. It's cool, you want it.
- Part of the blogging scene is to allow other people to comment
upon what you've written. This gives them comments and trackbacks.
I've modified this somewhat and still need to fixup how comments are
previewed but otherwise this plugin is gold
- Also part of the blosxom package, this
means you do not have to have your blog entries intermingled with the
page templates (known as flavours) used to display them
- For large plugins, like feedback, you might end with some text on
your template that you only want displayed some of the time. This
enhances blosxom so your template (flavour) can have conditionals,
comparisons and whatnot.
- Not everything can be easily catagorised into one thing. This
lets you put a post into multiple places. It'd be nice if all the
categories a post was under was displayed as part of the category path
- Calculates the amount of time the page took to render
On my todo list is to convert from a table based layout to a fluid CSS
one. It'll probably be a 3-columned look with fixed-width sidebars
since negative margins looks are harder to get right.
[ / software / blosxom]
First post. I too have decided to get into the whole blogging scene.
I looked around at various pieces of software and only
pyblosxom fitted my criteria.
My criteria was pretty simple:
- Plenty of features (comments, calendar, categories)
- No database (even though I prefer Postgresql, I didn't want to
have to learn a schema if I decided to migrate or it all went
- Vibrant community
Both blosxom and pyblosxom have those but I found it easier to get
blosxom setup and running. Eventually I'll write up a colophon about
what I have and how it is configured. However, please excuse the very
rudimentary setup I have — it'll get better in time.
[ / software / blosxom]
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