August 8, 2010

Paged Archives Plugin

Alden Bates' Weblog: Paged Archives Plugin

"A plugin for the popular blogging software Movable Type. It was originally developed for MT3.3, and should work on any version from 3.2 to 5.1. You Mileage May Vary. It superceeds the Paged Categories plugin.

Movable Type category pages typically hold every entry in the category. For blogs with a lot of posts, the category pages can become very large indeed. This plugin, when installed and set up, can split the category pages into a number of smaller pages. It can do the same for date-based archives and also your main index page.

Although there are a few dynamic paging options for categories, this is, as far as I know, the first plugin to provide a static paging option. Because this creates static files, the system doesn't have to use resources in regenerating the pages every time they are viewed.

PagedArchives will only work for publishing of the following archive types:

* Main Index
* Categories
* Date-based

Note that the plugin will only work if you are statically publishing your blog with MT. It will not work if you are dynamically publishing using PHP files."

Posted by prettyposies at August 8, 2010 11:42 AM