Around this date in the past… – Widget Edition

It shows entries/posts around today's date in the past (if they exist). It is highly customizable.

Author:Joan Junyent Tarrida (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.0
WordPress version tested:2.8
Plugin version:0.8
Added to WordPress repository:16-03-2007
Last updated:29-09-2010
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It shows around this date entries/posts in the past (if they exist). It is highly customizable. By default it retreives a week around the current day 1 year ago.

Usage

You can set the parameters from the widgets panel

Configuration parameters

$before = Code will show before links. Defaults to 'This week last year…: '
$after = Code will show after links. Defaults to ''
$daysbefore = Days' posts that will show before one year ago. By default '3' (3 days before)
$daysafter = Days' posts that will show after one year ago. By default '3' (3 days after)
$mode = Select the mode that you want the widget to work. By default '1' (X years ago)
    Mode 1: get posts around this date from X years ago.
    Mode 2: get posts around this date for the last X years.
    Mode 3: get posts around this date since year X.
$yearsago = It shows “X” years ago posts. By default '1' (1 year). ONLY IF MODE 1 IS SELECTED.
$lastxyears = It shows posts por the last "X" years. By default '1' (1 year). ONLY IF MODE 2 IS SELECTED.
$sinceyear = It shows posts since the year "X". By default '2005' (since year 2005). ONLY IF MODE 3 IS SELECTED.
$limit = Number of posts to retrieve. By default '4'.
$none = Text shown when there are no posts. By default 'none'. 
$showdate = Show dates next to the links. By default unchecked.
$dateformat = Format of the date displayed next to the links (if checked). See http://www.php.net/date 
$showexcerpt = Show the excerpt next to the links. By default unchecked.<h3>Customize display</h3>

In adition to the options avaliable from the widget control panel you can highly customize the apearance of the output by using CSS. These are the classes avaliable:
ul.atd-list {} // base list container.
li.atd-year {} // Yearly headers.
atd-yXXXX {} //yearly based class, eg. atd-y2006, atd-y2005 …
ul.atd-yearlylist {} // list container for each year around this date posts.
li.atd-entry {} // list items containing each around this date posts.
atd-yXXXX {} //yearly based class, eg. atd-y2006, atd-y2005 …
atd-mXX {} //montly based class, eg. atd-m01, atd-m02 … atd-m12.
atd-dXX {} //dayly based class, eg. adt-d01, atd-d02 … atd-d31.
atd-XXXXXXXX {} //date based class, eg. atd-20061205, atd-20050304 …
li.atd-noentries {} // list item when there are no entries
a.atd-entry-title {} // Link to the post.
.atd-entry-date {} // span containing the date, if $showdate enabled.
.atd-entry-excerpt {} // span containing the excerpt, if $showexcerpt enabled.

License

This plugin is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL License (don't remove credits to author, please)
See license.txt for details<h3>Credits and Acknowledgments</h3>

This plugin is based on:
– “One year ago” plugin released by Borja Fernandez. [ http://www.lamateporunyogur.net/wp-plugins/one-year-ago/ ] [ http://www.lamateporunyogur.net ]
– “Wayback” plugin released by Chris Goringe. [ http://code.goringe.net/WordPress/ ] [ http://tis.goringe.net ]
– Wayback Widget released by Sven Weidauer. [ http://dergraf.net/computer/wordpress/wayback-widget/ ] [ http://dergraf.net/ ]
– My plugin Around this date in the past. [ http://www.junyent.org/blog/arxius/2006/05/20/around-this-date-in-the-past-wordpress-plugin/ ]

Thanks to Borja Fernandez, Chris Goringe and Sven Weidauer for writing their plugins and to Luis Pérez and Mike Koepke for their contributions.

ToDo

Nothing else planed by now.


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