Bloxsom and plugins
This site uses Blosxom 2.0. A
list of installed plugins, etc follows:
updated Jan 19/2005
combats referer spam.
a CAPTCHA to combat comment spam.
- gzip: gzip compresses
html output. As seen here.
- seeerror: (only
used when debugging)
Obfuscates email addresses in posts.
- static file:
Helps serve binary files stored in blog datadir. See also
- interpolate fancy:
helps serve binaries (like images) stored in datadir. See also
static file. Also used for conditionals.
generates a blogroll.
generates those navigation "breadcrumbs".
- calendar: the
month and year calendars.
populates sidebar with list of categories.
- comments: threaded
comments. (updated by Bill Wards to include a text blacklist.)
- markdown: email-style
text markup translated automatically to HTML. Highly recommended.
See John Gruber's Markdown Manifesto introduction and keep going
if you're really interested.
programmatically sets order of plugin execution. Used here to force
special flavour for photos category, to force entries per page for
photos to be 1, etc.
- date fullname:
Full name on days and months.
makes path multiple links, rather than link to final part of path.
caches post ("story") time indexes. Otherwise Blosxom would stat every
file almost all the time.
together with emptymessage, provides 404 functionality.
- flavourdir: put
your "flavours" in a separate directory.
Adds last-modified, etags headers; should cut down on RSS bandwidth.
- meta: add meta tags. On
this site, the most important use is to preserve original creation times
as seen by the blog system. Also used to specify when to use Markdown,
and thumbnail images for the index page.
- moreentries: Limit
display to a certain number of entries at a time, with prev and next
- reverse: Archives
are in chronological order.
- rss10: RSS 1.0
- Atom, RSS icons borrowed from
via O'Reilly. Additional buttons made with
Kalsey's GUI generator
- seemore: Allow
posts to be "continued...". Generated tags modified to produce and use
- timezone: Bugfix;
necessary plugin to keep all of blosxom on PST.
- comments recent:
for the recent comments page.
used for sidebar.
Ping weblogs.com, blo.gs, technorati. Currently disabled; I couldn't get
it to work correctly.
Used to implement this trick -- it encourages web indexers to not store the ever-changing main page but only
the permalinked stories.
Used for RSS feeds on photo entries.
- A custom stylesheet, which was cribbed originally out of the basic HTML
flavour as seen on the Blosxom website.
- A custom blosxom "flavour"