October 9, 2018 blotreferencehow-to

tags set-up

I’ve been wanting to set up a page here on blot that lists all of my tags, generated dynamically as they are added & tweaked. I found it a bit of a struggle until our last conversation on micro.blog, where @Amit mentioned he had done something similar on his blog. Thanks to @JohnPhilpin as well for his encouraging comments, I’ve managed to cobble a page together.

The steps I went through to create the page are as follows:

1 - I had to revert my template from local editing, under the theme-edit settings.

2 - from there, I was able to create a new view (left panel, on the theme-edit settings page), which I creatively called tags.html”.

3 - on the theme settings page (https://blot.im/settings/theme), I added a new menu link for tags”, with the redirect set to /tags”).

4 - I switched back to local editing, and using my handy text editor (Notepad++), I edited the new tags.html file that I’d created in step 2, with the following:

tags-page

Edit (10/10/18): I’ve updated the above so the

'<Br />'

has been replaced with

'&nbsp;'

(again, thanks to a comment by John Philpin), to make more of a cloud. The vertical list of tags seemed overwhelming for some reason!

Touch wood, it seems to be working. In any case, I thought I’d spell out what I’ve done in the hopes that it might help someone else in a similar position to me. Enjoy!

(P.S. Feeling rather chuffed about getting this set up, but can I fix my wonky left-aligned body date bits on my home page? Not a chance…)


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