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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!

10 Comments

  1. Marc wrote:

    Hey, this is a cool plugin !

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

    Thanks.

    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.

    Cheers

    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:

    Hi!

    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?

    Thanks,
    Werutz

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

    Hi all!

    As a fresh yavin4.anshul.info 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