Blogger Hacks, Categories, Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Another cool Freshtags App.
Over at The Last Word, Aditya has put Freshtags to work to set himself up with an automatically updating list of sticky posts. He's tagged all his sticky stuff "Highlights," and then set Freshtags to show those posts as the default. Very nice, and mighty dynamic in a Freshtags way, of course! No hard-code updates of any sidebar elements required when a new sticky post is produced. Ah, Freshtags... everyone should have one! So... what are you waiting for?

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Posted at 8:13 PM by John.
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Blogger Greg said...
Yep, all you need to do is add the following line to the FreshTags initialisation bit in your header:

defs = "defaults";

Of course, you change defaults to be the tag that makes sense for your blog. In the absence of any reader-selected tags, FreshTags will show any posts you've tagged with defaults.

If you leave it blank ie:

defs = "";

then FreshTags will not display any posts if there no tags are selected. By why waste an opportunity to showcase your compelling content to your readers?

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Blogger Aditya said...
as a matter of fact, this app was suggested by the lord (*ah*greg*em*) himself! :) so i'd take no credit for creativity there!

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Blogger Tor said...
Wow! Why didn't I think of this? Because I'm stupid, doh! That will save me valuable real estate in my right-hand column!



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