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Fine-grained calendar control (5 posts)

  1. adamrice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm preparing to make the transition from MT to WP, and I'm hoping to develop a theme that more or less duplicates my existing blog's style. One thing I'm trying to suss out in advance is calendars. I use a calendrical presentation for my monthly archives (example), and I'm wondering how difficult that would be to achieve in WP. I'm sure if I hacked away at it enough I could do it (I know a smidgen of PHP), but I'd rather be lazy and ask y'all.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Lorelle
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's an innovative way of displaying posts. I'm sure you can do it in WordPress, but it will take a bit of hacking.

    The fun thing is that if you want, you (or helpful others here) can make this a Theme template so others might use it, but then you'd lose your uniqueness.

    I'm just guessing, but I'm sure it could be done.

  3. adamrice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually, I'm planning on developing a theme to duplicate the look of my existing blog. I'll make it available, when it happens.

    As to my so-called uniqueness...I don't think my blog's look is going to do it for me.

  4. vkaryl
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Now THAT is interesting, adamrice! Don't like MT, so if you get it going for WP, please let us know! Cool....

  5. adamrice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's one thing about MT is that it has a huge number of calendar tags--seemingly more than you'd want. But they can come in handy for all kinds of interesting tricks (such as I've used). And I can't say I'm the first person to use that monthly archive design.

    I've been studying on the get_calendar function, which is heinously complex. It seems that a little hacking will make it possible to approximate my layout, spitting out linked post titles shown in the cells. It's not clear to me if calling this function within the context of a monthly archive will show results for that moth, or will show the current month regardless. I get the impression that the latter is the case, but I'd be happy to be told otherwise.

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