Older blog entries

Talk about age discrimination. Older posts are the bane of blogs because (1) they virtually become invisible when they move off the home page and (2) they are the targets of almost all comment and trackback spam. And yet, and yet, we love them. We need to link back to them and bring them into more current discussions.

So, I appeal to you, blog readers, to help me with something that should be simple. I want to create an “Older Entries” link at the bottom of the home page that takes you back a few weeks sequentially so that you can continue reading after the cutoff point for posts on the main page. On these pages you could conceivably go “forward” again in time. I’ve seen this functionality on various blogs but I’m not sure how to do it in Movable Type. Gotta be a simple tag, archive template, or plugin, no?

One response to “Older blog entries”

  1. Brian says :

    I don’t know if it’s the exact same functionality you want, but look at the source on my group blog home page (the URL in my comment sig).
    I have the previous four week’s worth of posts available as weekly archives and a link to each week. Seems to me this requires MT 3.2 to work because it uses some of their new features, but I could be wrong.
    This lets me just display one week’s worth of posts on the index page, but the gang can easily go back a few weeks to find things without having to dig through the archives.