For those that haven’t noticed, I released a new version of Clean Archives Reloaded yesterday. It’s a major reworking of the plugin and it now requires WordPress 2.5 (due to functions it uses).
It’s now faster than before (I saw page generation times drop by about 10% on my test blog), an options page to configure the plugin, and much, much more.
So, upgrade today!
The latest version of Clean Archives Reloaded is now available.
It’s a complete recode from scratch featuring a queryless (maybe one query in certain cases) generation, the use of jQuery which comes with WordPress (no more MooTools aka moo.fx), and much, much more.
The big thing though is that it’s compatible with WordPress 2.1+. The old version became broken when 2.1.0 came out (or was it 2.3? I can’t remember). Either way, I coded it under WordPress 2.5 (due out Monday) and it should be relatively future proof meaning it won’t break when the next version comes out.
Check it out in action on my archives page!
EDIT: Nevermind. I’ve gone ahead and released the new version.
Do you use my Clean Archives Reloaded plugin? Then please read this post. The rest of you are welcome to as well.
I’m currently recoding the plugin from scratch to use less queries (something like 1/2 as many) and no manual SQL queries, only WordPress functions. What’s this mean for you? Well, it’ll work in WordPress 2.5 due out this Monday (the 10th) and should work infinitely into the future, no matter what part of WordPress changes.
However, I’m also retooling the HTML and styling of the plugin. This is where I need feedback. What markup are you looking for? The old one was a series of
<ul>‘s while I currently have it as nested lists (a big list with each month as an individual month).
Check out my public sandbox here: http://www.viper007bond.com/tests/clean-archives-reloaded/ (as of the time of this post, it still needs some CSS padding to look better)
You’ll also note that while I’ve kept the expand/collapse feature (it’ll be an option), I’ve gotten rid of the accordion feature. This was by accident, but after taking a look at it, I decided I kinda like it better. It’s also now all powered by jQuery which comes bundled with WordPress rather than MooTools, previously known as moo.fx.
So please, if you use this plugin, please leave feedback on this post as to what you’d like to see in the next version!
I’ve released my edition of the Clean Archives plugin. My version features output caching (no more couple hundred queries per page load) as well moo.fx effects (my archives page was getting rather long).
For more details, check out my version’s page.