Posted on March 30, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
To everyone who missed the “last post, next post” navigation on the single entry pages: I just put it back in. Now the site is ever so slightly easier to trundle through. You’re welcome.
I may do some additional fiddling tonight, so don’t be terribly surprised if the site suddenly spazzes out and then equally suddenly returns to normal.
“Returns to normal”… wait a sec: please define ‘normal’.
Unfortunately WordPress’ PDA enhancements have bastardized the Whatever, even though my PDA’s are perfectly capable of rendering most webpages — and there’s no Next/Previous post buttons on this single entry page.
Make it stop doing this. I don’t want to be “helped”.
OK, now the next/previous is there. Blink. It wasn’t there two minutes ago. Scoobie? Scoobie? Let’s get out of here!
I’m using WP-cache on a 300 second cycle, so not everything will show on every page simultaneously.
As if I didn’t love you already…
Thank you for adding them back in.
The only change I would ask for is to have them appear at the end of the comments as well. It’s not so big a deal on entries with only a handful of comments, but on those that have hundreds of comments it would make moving on to the next entry much easier.
Much better, thanks!
Yay! Thank you, thank you!
I second John H’s request (#6).
Here’s an oddness — the name “Chris” was in the Leave A Reply “Name” box before I began this.
P.S. I came to this page originally via Google Reader, but I can’t duplicate getting the “Chris” either from G.R. or directly.
Back on an XP machine — and the whole web page displays, as expected. These “smart” systems that insist on creating bastardized pages for PDAs without a button to “opt out” of such “helpful” help — they drive me nuts. I gotta spring for one of those Fujitsu U810 tablets and pretend it’s a PDA… (grin)
I’ve been through several pages of the Whatever, hit refresh several times, and too impatient to wait 300 seconds — no Previous/Next links on the bottom.
No doubt they’ll appear the moment I post this. (grin)
Ah — Previous Next is at the top? It was on the bottom when it finally showed up on the PDA. Top and bottom are nice — means you don’t have to scroll back up to the top if you read all the comments.
Tired now. Going to sleep.
I love those things makes navigating a wordpress site easy since I can do it without having wade through the monthly archives. It’s a small thing but I like it.
O thank you, thank you. I love the next/previous buttons.
John, I don’t usually worship at the foot of the “politically correct” deity of choice – but “spazzes out”?
What about it? Clearly I’m missing some association here, and apparently have been for 30 years. As far as I know, it’s not meant to denigrate any particular group.
I went looking for something on this, and while one shouldn’t rely on Wikipedia as a final source on anything, its entry on “Spastic” notes that the word “spaz(z)” has different connotations for the UK and the US; apparently it’s a much worse insult over there. Maybe this is what you’re thinking of?
Yup – cultural difference, obviously for cultural imperialism (it’s the only sort we are allowed now, since you took our Empire away) :-)
the above post missed out my “my bad” after cultural difference, so it makes even less sense than normal :-)