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#1 2005-11-25 16:59:11

kellner
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Registered: 2004-02-27
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Parameter "sortby" for txp:related_articles

A list of related articles is currently ordered by posting date (descending), as per line 371 of taghandlers.php.

It would be nice if txp:related_articles accepted a “sortby” parameter (as far as I can tell, it currently doesn’t) which allows to order, for instance, by article title, post date, or randomly.

I find the latter very useful in case there are way too many related articles to display all of them next to an article.
With a limit of, say, 10 related articles imposed, users always get the same 10 out of what may be many more related articles if related articles are sorted by a specific field.
Random ordering of the list allows to display different related articles each time an article from a specific category is viewed, and offers visitors access to much more information from a site.

As a feature, this is not crucial, but would be nice to have.

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#2 2005-11-26 03:33:18

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Re: Parameter "sortby" for txp:related_articles

I’ll second that having already read your original post. :)


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#3 2006-07-04 17:36:25

Mary
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Registered: 2004-06-27
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Re: Parameter "sortby" for txp:related_articles

Added. r1410.

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#4 2006-07-05 06:25:26

kellner
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Re: Parameter "sortby" for txp:related_articles

Thank you!

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