The issue with short archives

DMZ · March 19, 2005 at 2:37 am · Filed Under Site information 

Some of you have noted that clicking on a monthly link only gets the top 6 from that month.

Essentially, in the old version of WordPress, we could control the archive results and the front page size differently. Now we can’t — setting it to return 30 days of stuff for the archives means 30 days on the front page and we’re out of bandwith and dead. Setting it to, say, six posts means that if you want to go back through last month, you only get six posts worth returned from the link.

Sorry. I don’t know how to fix this yet.


14 Responses to “The issue with short archives”

  1. IceX on March 19th, 2005 7:19 am

    Do post when you figure it out. I’ll probably be scratching my head in a couple of days too.

    Sounds like Strayhorn has a couple of things to work out.

  2. Rob McMillin on March 19th, 2005 8:49 am

    Maybe you guys should talk to Ken Arneson about moving to Baseball Toaster.

  3. Michael on March 19th, 2005 2:09 pm

    Try this plugin:

    WordPress devs are moving towards offloading functionality to plugin developers. It’s kind of irritating for a number of reasons, but it is what it is.

  4. DMZ on March 19th, 2005 4:23 pm

    Craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap… the problem there being that plugins haven’t worked for us since the upgrade to 1.5.

  5. Harry Teasley on March 19th, 2005 4:35 pm

    Well, you’ve got at least one plugin running, now that the spammer question is back.

    Most of the plugins I ran before were already ported to 1.5 when it went live. Oh, and thanks for the tip to use Podz’s upgrade instructions, they were great.

  6. DMZ on March 19th, 2005 5:03 pm

    The spammer question is hard coded into the pages. No plugins for us.

  7. Nat Irons on March 19th, 2005 7:08 pm

    What kind of bandwidth does the site require? My hosting account leaves me with about 25 GB/mo free — if this proves a medium-term impediment, I’d be willing to host a ussmariner subdomain with static monthly archives until you find a way to bring WordPress to heel.

  8. Evan on March 20th, 2005 11:28 am

    That would explain the loss of the spammer cookie.

  9. DMZ on March 20th, 2005 11:54 am

    Cookie should still be working, that code’s back in.

    Or, as the developers like to say, “works on my machine”

  10. Alex on March 20th, 2005 1:04 pm

    I think the solution is just to add in the paging links. I’d be happy to help if needed.

  11. Michael on March 20th, 2005 1:31 pm

    The plugin was developed for 1.5, so it should work.

  12. DMZ on March 20th, 2005 8:30 pm

    It’s not that 1.2 plugins don’t work — no plugins work. We’re screwed for plugins as a result of the upgrade.

  13. Evan on March 21st, 2005 3:07 pm

    Well, let’s see if the cookie works.

  14. Evan on March 21st, 2005 3:07 pm

    Nope. I need to flip the switch each time.

    I didn’t used to.