October 22, 2007
This article reprinted from the the TypePad Hacks Weblog. The original article can be found online:
© 2008, John T Unger
I'd say that the most common feature request I've seen since starting TypePad Hacks has been for a way to paginate archive pages with next/previous links. There was really no good way to do that as a hack because of the way content is organized in TypePad's database structure. It required changes on the back end.
But last Friday, pagination for posts was added as a feature. It's being rolled out incrementally (I still don't have it enabled, for instance) but it's on the way. Comment pagination came first and I still haven't seen the code for that either, but I'm thinking it will actually be even more useful on some blogs than the post pagination.
This is going to make a lot of people very happy. And I'm kind of itching to see the code and get it installed since I'm curious about what else I might be able to do with the pagination code. It seems like it might be hackable to create some interesting navigation options, but I won't really know till I see it. I just have some ideas…
If this was on your wishlist, take a minute and send a thank you note from the help ticket page. It's always nice to say thank you, and I'm betting that the development team would love knowing that their hard work was appreciated