Blog plans

I ran across this site today which has some good b2 hacks. I’ve intended to create more search engine friendly permalinks and page titles for a while, just haven’t gotten around to it. I don’t think I’ll be using this method for getting the post title into the page title though.

I may try to do it in concert with another idea I had for buffering the HTML output into a variable before I display it so it can the rendered blog home page can be stored in the database (updated on any post/comment) and not rebuilt on every page view.

Doing this would mean I need to re-write my Since Last Visit hack to do the date comparison on the client side with JavaScript instead of the way it is currently done on the server side using PHP.

A fellow also sent me some better code for my count posts per month/category hacks, it reduced the load time on my page by about 0.05-0.10 seconds, so I’ll repackage those when I have time, but it isn’t a high priority.

I also want to return the search results and archives views using post titles and short excerpts instead of the entire post – there are a number of hacks out there that do this kind of thing, so I hope to use one of them instead of writing yet-another-archives-hack.

Also, I’ve been meaning to add support for photos attached to a blog entry – not sure when I’ll get to that.

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