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Navigating Blogs a la blogpsot.com (14 posts)

  1. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Is there is a way ot navigate blogs by having a header in each blog that shows "Next Blog" + "Previous Blog" in the top?

    Would this be done via an iframe or would it be done via template editting? Thanks.

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    They do it over at Wp.com. We talked about it here.

  3. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    i know that samson had it setup on his asu bloggers homepage. Is there any way you'd be willing to share the code samson?

  4. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Why not contact them directly.

  5. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    you know i tried to find his contact on there but was unable to find it anywhere. I did manage to download their random.php file, which is what gets triggered when one clicks "Next Blog" from their navigation bar.

    I checked out that file and it seems to have a lot of "asu-only" content on there. I thought I'd give a shout out in the forums if he was still around, but alternatively, I can post their random.php file on my server if anyone would like to give it a gander?

  6. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Um, I hope you're not able to pull up their random.php file. That would be a security risk on their part. Sort of like being able to pull up their password and/or config.php file.

  7. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    lol..actually it was as easy as pointing my download manager to the file on their servers...and voila!

  8. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I would much appreciate if you could summarise what you did to make this work :)

    Thanks, Martin.

  9. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    We talked about a method earlier. I provided a link in the second post in this thread but we never got out of the theory of such a device.

  10. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    It's a shame. I'm surprised this isn't a more requested feature to be honest. Part of the idea with MU is to create a community of bloggers. It'd be nice to have more than a figurative .yourdomain.com way of linking one blogger to the next. Ah well..

  11. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Agreed and I would welcome the feature but some of use are a bit behind on other things. :(

  12. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Is there a standard mechanism to help navigate from subblog.example.com to example.com?

  13. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    unfortunately not mrjcleaver. If there was I would have tried to write it into the admin bar myself. My understanding is the people that have gotten it to work have been forwarding the "next" button link to a random.php style file which then sends the user to any old random blog.

  14. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Wouldn't it be the same method we do the www redirect in the htaccess file currently?

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