[drupal-devel] New Archive Archive Module

CodeMonkeyX codemonkeyx at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 05:21:00 UTC 2005

OK I had an idea which should not be too complex.

I could create an admin page where the site administrator defines
custom types to filter the archive. These types are defined by a
combination of node types and taxonomy terms. So for example:

Type: Technology Blog => node-type = 'blog' AND term = 'technology'.

There administrator can then create pretty much any custom type they
like for the archive, and the module can build the SQL on the fly
without much overhead to speak of.

Just an idea right now, but I think I will play with it a bit and see
how it goes.

On Apr 1, 2005 8:30 AM, Dries Buytaert <dries at buytaert.net> wrote:
> >>     * Filter by Date or Type: the old module just displayed all nodes.
> >> I thought it would be better if the user to specify if they wanted to
> >> view only blog nodes, or forum nodes, etc.
> >
> >       It might be nice to tie this in with taxonomy, too.
> On most sites, it might actually be more intuitive to tie this to
> taxonomy.  Unless you are a Drupal administrator, you won't be able to
> tell the difference between a page and a story -- especially because
> people tend to use stories in various ways.  I'd be careful with node
> type selectors; depending on the site, it might be vary confusing.
> --
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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