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Humanized History for WordPress

Readers with JavaScript can scroll back automagically through your entire archives without "older posts" links.

Templates and Styling

If your index.php and archive.php templates provide previous page / next page links at the bottom of the content, you will probably want to remove these links from your templates. The plugin automatically provides its own previous page / next page links at the bottom of the front page and archive pages.

Many WordPress templates (including the default "Kubrick" template) display posts differently depending on whether they are in archives or in search results. "Kubrick," for example, doesn't display the post's contents in search results. If you want to keep different formats for displaying archives as against search results, then use code something like this in your template_post_display() function:

function template_post_display () {
    if (is_search()) {
    // display post for paged search results
} else {
    // display post for paged archives

You may also want to add some styling to your template's stylesheet for the navigation links that the plugin automatically generates. Here is what I use to display the "older posts" link at the far left side of the content column, and the "newer posts" link at the far right side on the same line:

#content .navigation {
    display: block; position: relative; list-style: none;
    text-align: center;
    margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 60px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;
    padding: 0;

#content .navigation .prev {
    display: block; position: relative; list-style: none;
    top: 0; bottom: auto; left: 0; right: auto; width: 45%;
    margin: 0; padding: 0;
    text-align: left;

#content .navigation .next {
    display: block; position: absolute; list-style: none;
    top: 0; bottom: auto; left: auto; right: 0; width: 45%;
    margin: 0; padding: 0;
    text-align: right;

If you want to change the appearance of the "Getting more content for you..." status indicator, then add a rule to your CSS stylesheet for the class humanized-history-getting-more. E.g., to create a dark translucent box that floats over the footer material below:

.humanized-history-getting-more {
    position: absolute;
    width: auto; height: auto;
    border: 3px solid #505050;
    padding: 0.25em 1.0em;
    background-color: #777777;
    opacity: 0.85;
    z-index: 10000;


Comments, questions, applause, brickbats, and bug reports should be directed to Charles Johnson at technophilia@radgeek.com. Other ways to get in touch with me can be found through my web page at http://radgeek.com/contact. If you have a bug or odd behavior to report, please be sure to include as much of the following information as you can ascertain:

  • The version of the Humanized History plugin you are using
  • The version of WordPress you are using
  • The version of PHP that you are using



The Humanized History for WordPress plugin is copyright © 2007-2008 by Charles Johnson. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.3.3
Last Updated: 2008-2-10
Downloads: 775


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