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Why was display by Days removed from the Options "Reading" area in 2.1? (7 posts)

  1. harknell
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm very curious to know why the option that used to exist in the pre-2.1 line of WordPress for displaying your blog by "Days" (as opposed to a set number of posts) is no longer available in the Options "Reading" area? Was there a specific reason this was removed? I can't find this ability anywhere now.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I believe it didn't work.


  3. Removed in November. The short reason: http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3341

    It's expensive, flaky, and unpopular.

    From looking at other tickets on the topic, there was also a lot of confusion surrounding it. Some people thought that if you set it to 7 days, it should only show the last week of posts, but then would get upset when their blog was empty because they didn't post for a week. So it was changed to show the last 7 days that you actually made a post, but this caused confusion as well, and then it was changed to allow "days" and "days with posts" and frankly it was a huge pain in the ass anyway.

  4. harknell
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hmm, It was very useful though for certain purposes, I wonder if it might be possible to create a plugin to recreate this. I'll have to look into it.

  5. xngurevar
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Has anyone seen a plugin that duplicates this feature? I'd like to take my chances with the expense, flakiness, and unpopularity.

  6. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Custom query string http://drunkenmonkey.org/user/archive/custom-query-string-2.6.zip seems to have some of that capability.

  7. Dgold
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Custom Query String is no longer supported, however, I've heard. It still works on my blog, in WP 2.2. I'm using it. But I don't see how I could use it to achieve what this thread asked exactly.

    You could use CQS to set your Day archives to display all the posts from that day (-1 is all posts).

    WordPress already makes a Day archive (and a Month, and a Year). Just type the right permalink and it comes up,
    example mysite.com/wordpress/category-date/2007/05/31 -
    normally displaying the same # of posts you have set in Options > Reading. You can adjust that # with CQS.

    But I don't think CQS will help you make a Day archive with -1 posts showing, into your Homepage or index, which is what that old WP option was supposed to do (IIRC).

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