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!

archive.liquid

front matter

extends: default.liquid

title: archive
path: /archive
route: archive
---

template

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

<h2>2017</h2>

<ul>

{% 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 %}

</ul>

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.



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