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TiddlyWiki hack – blog plugin

I use TiddlyWiki to maintain a journal about my daily research work. It serves very well because all the journal data is kept in a single html file, which is viewable on any platform using Firefox – hence it’s far easier to put in version control.

Anyhow, one thing was lacking – I wanted a blog-like (time-based) view when I opened my tiddlywiki file, for easy parsing of previous posts (usually, the previous day’s work). A kind soul had written a plugin for it (here) – but it unfortunately it doesn’t work with the current version. So I decided to see how rusty my Javascript was (very rusty, as it turns out), and after an hour or so of hair pulling, I finally fixed it to get what I believe is a working plugin. Grab it from here.

[Update 09-Jan-2008]
Emmanuel has been kind enough to add restricted tag support, so you can, for example, only apply the blog-like behavior to entries that have a certain tag. Thanks!


  1. Marc wrote:

    Hey, this is a cool plugin !

    Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 10:27 pm | Permalink
  2. Anshul wrote:


    Friday, January 26, 2007 at 2:21 am | Permalink
  3. Emmanuel wrote:

    Hello Anshul,

    I have modified your code a bit so that it is able to restrict itself to tiddlers that are tagged with a given word (configurable). Would you be interested in that new version? Would you be interested in hosting my modifications? This way, the plugin would live a life of its own, appropriately indexed by the TiddlyVault.

    (Note that my JavaScript isn’t better than yours… :-))

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  4. Emmanuel wrote:

    Forgot to say that it’s probably best if we communicate via email to avoid polluting your blog with side tracks.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 5:23 am | Permalink
  5. Anshul wrote:

    Hi Emmanuel,

    I did email you – would be happy to host your version here. In case you didn’t get my e-mail, mail me at nigham -at gmail.


    Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
  6. Au Pair wrote:

    does anyone knows if there is any other information about this subject in other languages?

    Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 8:04 am | Permalink
  7. Anna1 wrote:

    Good job. :) Interesting indeed.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 2:47 am | Permalink
  8. werutzb wrote:


    I would like extend my SQL capabilities.
    I red so many SQL books and want to
    read more about SQL for my occupation as db2 database manager.

    What would you recommend?


    Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 10:23 am | Permalink
  9. Teaniubmini wrote:

    Hi all!

    As a fresh user i only wanted to say hi to everyone else who uses this bbs :-D

    Friday, December 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
  10. Sunja wrote:

    The Blog plugin breaks tiddlywiki’s backstage access for some reason as of Version 2.5.0

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm | Permalink