BlogTags is an extension for the Radiant CMS that provides some useful blogging tags. OK, for now there are just three tags. But they're really useful. Honest!
The latest version is available on GitHub.
git clone git://github.com/santry/blog_tags.git
next tags get the previous and next siblings of the current page, sorted by the
published_at date. For example,
will get the previous page according to the
published_at date and output a link to it. You can specify which attribute to use for comparison in the
by attribute. To get the next page according to the page
previous tags you can use whatever page tags you like and they'll refer to the next or previous page. If your pages have a
summary part, you could output the summary for the next page like this:
Of course I have no idea why you'd want to do that, but you could.
Since this is the BlogTags plugin, the
next tags are designed to be used in a blog. Here's how I use the
next tags on my site to provide links to the previous and next blog entries:
<div class="article-nav"> <p><r:previous><r:link>« <r:title/></r:link> </r:previous> <r:next><r:link><r:title/> »</r:link></r:next></p> </div>
This produces HTML like
<div class="article-nav"> <p><a href="/articles/2006/06/06/jimmy-and-ginas-wedding/">« Jimmy and Gina's Wedding</a> <a href="/articles/2006/06/22/railsconf-2006/">RailsConf 2006 »</a></p> </div>
When you're viewing the first page in a sequence, the
previous tag outputs nothing. The
next tag outputs nothing if you're at the last page in a sequence. Also, virtual pages (like "Archive Day Index" or "Page Not Found") are excluded from the page sequence, since you probably don't want to link to them this way.
time_ago_in_words tag outputs the
published_at date of the page (or, for unpublished pages,
created_at) in natural language. For example, if it's 4:00pm and the page was published at 1:00pm the tag
about 3 hours. I use it like this in my blog:
<p class="article-author">Posted by <r:author /> <r:time_ago_in_words /> ago</p>
which outputs something like:
<p class="article-author">Posted by Sean about 3 hours ago</p>
Thanks to John Long for creating Radiant and for providing a starting point for the
next tags. Thanks also to Sean Cribbs for his suggestion on simplifying my