go faster stripes #2: sidebar comments & better tagging

The sidebar’s getting chunkier, with the addition of comment previews courtesy of simple-recent-comments.

I’ve also switched tagging tool; I was using category tagging, which is a deliciously simple solution let down by the WP interface for setting multiple categories – c’est clunky! Now I’m using Ultimate Tag Warrior which has a much slicker super-whizzy AJAX-o-matic type interface and also, to my eye, slightly more beautiful tag clouds. However, I do now need to hack lightstats further to examine tag tables rather than category tables – no biggie, just a little SQL tweakery some time. Oh yeah, and now all posts will have the category “Uncategorized”, because I just don’t need categories to be visible any more; so I need to fix the RSS feeds to list tags not categories, and redirect all /category/ URLs to the front page, or maybe to /tags/.

2 Responses to “go faster stripes #2: sidebar comments & better tagging”

  1. Seyhan
    January 23rd, 2007 | 9:21 pm

    Arrrgh, Andy’s gone all web2.0!

  2. January 23rd, 2007 | 9:43 pm

    Bash says I clearly haven’t, because when I read your comment out to her, I said “web two point nought”, not “web two point oh”, thus proving I know nothing about web two point nought.

    I say that if I have, that must be a sure sign we’re overdue for web 2.1, or maybe 3.0, or web++, or whatever the hell they decide to call it. It’ll still be mostly crap, I’m sure… I mean, the web, it’s just not… unix.