Sunday, October 15, 2006

Table of Contents

A little while ago I thought it would be nice to have a Table of Contents on my Blog. So I experimented a bit on how this could be done without a lot of hacking, and also without outside help such as del.icio.us.

Ramani has some interesting hacks, and 2 of them I combined into a new one.

If you want to list all your posts in one page, you can use the following url:
http://yourblog/search/label/?max-results=100
Is it as simple as that?
Yes it is!
The max-results is limited to 100 results. This is a Blogger server-side restriction. So it will give a TOC for only the 100 latest posts.

If we want to display only post titles we have to do a little more hacking, but Ramani has explained how to do this on archive pages. I just applied this to label pages.

Edit your template, find the Blog widget, and replace the entire main-includable with this txt-file. Save your template.

Add the url to a convenient place in your menubar or sidebar, and ready you are.