thisbinarylife asked: Hi, I was just reading your post entitled "A small tumblr hacking project..." and I am very interested in the feature you were talking about magical post shuffling or randomization. I am trying to implement that feature on a blog, but cannot find anyway to do it. Have you done this, or do you know how? Please let me know, I very much appreciate it! Thank You!
Hi, sorry I didn’t write back or answer this sooner.
Turns out this is rather difficult to do.
There was one loophole at the time I wrote that post — if you changed the date/time when a post was “posted” you could make the posts appear in the order of the changed date/times. I did this via the Tumblr API. (Although why you could change the date/time a post was “posted” makes no sense … ) Anyway, Tumblr has since fixed that “bug” so the method no longer applies. And besides it had the limitation that beyond the first page of posts, the change of date/time didn’t seem to work.
In the end I was able to implement a post shuffle / random list, but I couldn’t do it simply with a Tumblr Theme or simply with the Tumblr API.
Far from ideal, but it does manage to work.
An example can be seen here: http://lensblr.com/members
If you scroll down a bit, there’s a divider in the page 'Older Members – Shuffled Randomly' Posts after this point have been loaded from my remote server in a shuffled order.
Anonymous asked: Hi there. Today I found out about your Pretty Tag Cloud Maker and I have to say it looks fantastic. Cheers for that and thanks. Just a small problem, once I have pasted the code on the HTML area of the tumblr page, every change I make relating to the tags, like change the name of a tag or add a new one. doesn't seem to synch with the script. I tried to paste the code again but it doesn't work. Am I doing something wrong? (by the way, I ask anonymously because my tumblr is NSFW). Thanks again.
Dear Anon, please read in the “Help" section, FAQ questions 4 and 5.
Anonymous asked: it doesn't seem that you can exclude a tag that has a hyphen in it, is there a way to fix this?
To whoever Anon asked, this should be fixed now.
kuchingite asked: hi there! is it possible to make the tag cloud widget show specific tags that we want instead of just omitting tags that we don't want?
No, that defeats the purpose!
If you just want to list certain tags on your tumblr, you should just do it manually by adding the links yourself to your page :)
Just add a bunch of links like:
<a href="/tagged/sometag">sometag</a>, <a href="/tagged/anothertag">anothertag</a>, ...
And so forth.
I’m slightly bored — I need a new coding project to work on.
Anyone out there have ideas / suggestions / want help on a project?