[wp-hackers] 2-3 plugins
r at schestowitz.com
Sun Nov 13 08:04:49 GMT 2005
_____/ On Sun 13 Nov 2005 07:42:31 GMT, [Jeff Minard] wrote : \_____
> John Sinteur wrote:
>> If we're going to limit what we can do in browser functionality by
>> what search engines can do, we're on the wrong track.
> That would make no sense, of course.
Yes, I too agree.
> But to get this back on subject. Having a good, centralized page that
> can give a browsing user a much better archive exploration sense is
> something that WP does sorely miss.
It is often the *nature* of blog composition (namely linearity) that
should take the blame. It would be nice to combine inferred information
like tags, categories, context and so forth and convert 'some blog' into a
How many of us will ever enter a blog to explore it in its entirety?
Either blogs get syndicated or the front page checked periodically. Why
do we not follow the same path with so-called typical/proper Web sites?
Because the user experience is entirely different.
 To be complete, there are also search engines referrals, which are im-
portant as they attract readerships and subscribers.
> There are general archive pages (a list of posts ordered by date --
> essentially the home page if you hit "previous posts" enough) but
> they are not what they could be. The side bar is far to cumbersome to
> be called sufficient.
> While a plugin would supplement this area, ultimately the core WP
> should feature a more comprehensive and centralized page as an
> archive jumping point like these serve to do.
>> If SEO is an issue, detect the search engines by their agent string
>> and give them a non-ajax theme optimized for them. That way, user
>> themes can freely use ajax and give a much better user experience.
If you could isolate Google, XML site maps would probably provide a better
answer. Search engines loathe it when the user-agent string gets sniffed
and different content is delivered for optimisation purposes. It is often
perceived as cloaking and can lead to banishment.
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