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[resolved] discuss table of contents (5 posts)

  1. spiralofhope
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm interested in having the table of contents on every page.

    At the moment, I'm using Table of Contents Plus.

    http://dublue.com/plugins/toc/

    It works spectacularly well.

    Unfortunately once installing BlogText, a " ¶" at the end of each list item in its TOC.

    I'm going to end up using your [TOC] once I investigate the CSS I'd have to alter. I'd prefer the TOC addition be automated though.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/blogtext/

  2. spiralofhope
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see where it's getting the " ¶" from. Mouseing over one of the headers displays it.

    I think I'm going to be stuck theming the BlogText TOC and manually putting [TOC] in almost every entry.

  3. spiralofhope
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm going to abandon Table of Contents Plus.

    I'll open another ticket to ask for help on styling the BlogText TOC.

    [edit] I figured the TOC styling out. I hate CSS. Or maybe it just hates me.

  4. Sebastian Krysmanski
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    While I can certainly understand the need for an option "Have TOC on every page", there are a couple of issues with this:

    • I want to keep BlogText's settings page as simple as possible so that new users aren't overwhelmed by the amount of options.
    • If you enabled this option (if it existed), how would you disable the TOC on a certain page? This would require yet another (post) option.
    • If this option existed, most people would also like an option where they could specify which post type (regular post, page, attachment, ...) would get a TOC.
    • You no longer had a way to specify at which location the TOC would be inserted (e.g. before the teaser of after it).
    • If this option existed and you had enabled it, but then decided (for whatever reason) to disable it, you'd have to manually insert TOCs into every article you've ever written.

    So, this option isn't as simple as it sounds and therefore I'm strongly biased against this option. (Just wanted to document it here.)

  5. spiralofhope
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Now I can see just how complex this can get!

    I retract my request. =)

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