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  • 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.

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  • I believe it didn’t work.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Removed in November. The short reason:

    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.

    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.

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

    Custom query string seems to have some of that capability.

    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 –
    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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