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Releasing the Collapsing Archives WordPress Plugin

Finally getting around to releasing some more plugins. I started using the Fancy Archives plugin by Andrew Rader about the same time I started using his Fancy Categories plugin (maybe in the reverse order actually). I have been modifying it for some time now, and it seems appropriate to release it as a new plugin. The functionality is best described by simply looking at my archives list on this blog. The default wordpress archives list is a simple unordered list. This plugin gives it some dynamic capabilities, similar to the default on Blogger. I have decided to keep increasing the version number from what Andrew was using, so I am calling this version 0.6. Here are the main highlights:

  • Changed name from Fancy Archives to Collapsing Archives
  • Changed author from Andrew Rader to Robert Felty
  • Added option to link to archives.php
  • Added option to list in chronological or reverse chronological order
  • Added triangles which mark the collapsing and expanding features
    That is, clicking on the triangle collapses or expands, while clicking
    on a month or year links to the archives for the said month or year
  • Changed behavior from starting all expanded and then collapsing on page
    load to the opposite
  • Removed the rel=’hide‘ and rel=’show‘ tags, because they are not xhtml
    1.0 compliant. Now uses the CSS classes instead

You can download it from the WordPress plugin repository.