Adding an archive page to your Cobalt blog

To avoid slowing down the index page, there's a point where you need to limit how many blog posts you want to appear on screen. This in turn presents another problem, how do you then provide a way to display older posts? Enter an archive page!


front matter

extends: default.liquid

title: archive
path: /archive
route: archive


This is a quick work around until I've had a good think about a way to organise 
the archive.



{% endfor %
{% endif %}</li>
{{ post.content | strip_html | truncatewords: 25, '...' }}</a> - {{ post.title }}">{{ post.permalink }}
  <li><a href="/{% if year == "2017" %}
{% assign year = post.permalink | truncate: 4, "" %}
{% for post in collections.posts.pages %}


The template is placed in the root of your cobalt source dirctory. Yes it's a bit of hack, but I'm still playing around with the format. I think eventually I may even turn the archiving into a code generated process during build time.