Over on Fogknife, I have begun experimenting with a new experimental Plerd branch that implements tags. It’s pretty simple: the published docroot contains a directory called “tags”, containing one page for every unique tag mentioned in posts’ metadata, and each such page links back to all the posts invoking that tag. There’s a master tag list, too.
When I first launched Plerd in 2014, I declared its lack of tags or categories as a feature — but, four years and 250 Fogknife posts later, I found myself desiring a little bit of basic post-categorization after all. So when my old pal Joe Johnston submitted a pull request last August that added tags to Plerd, I welcomed it. I was knee-deep in the “CPAN” branch by then, though, so I put it off, and Joe has since requested that I make any final changes myself. So, that’s what I’m doing now.
I intend to twiddle with how tags work until satisfied with it, and then turn it into a pull request of my own. Your thoughts on it are quite welcome in the meantime, and the
tags branch exists on Plerd’s GitHub repository as well.
Plerd v1.8 is releasedThis release adds tag support, and makes new-blog initialization actually work. I hope.
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