Around this date in the past…

Around this date in the past... - Widget Edition is a WordPress plugin designed in order to retreive posts from the past a few days around today. 

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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.

  • Author: Joan Junyent Tarrida (-). Contributors: jjunyent, Mike Koepke, Cinefilo
  • Created on 2007-03-16 and last updated on 2008-11-23 7:35pm GMT. Downloaded 3497 times and  rated -% by - users.
  • Download  (Version 0.8 requires 2.0, tested with 2.8).
  • Installation:
    1. Once downloaded the file, uncopress it and upload it through FTP to the server where your Wordpress blog is hosted.
    2. Copy it to the folder /wp-content/plugins/ (you can also copy it to /wp-content/plugins/widgets/ in order to have all the widegts together) .
    3. Activate it through the plugin management screen.
    4. Go to "Themes" > "Sidebar Widgets" and drag and drop the widget wherever you want to show it.
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  • Changelog:


    • Added a dashboard widget (WP 2.7+)


    • Bugfixing release. Show excerpts when present, now for real 🙂
    • Remove the [caption] tags if present on the exerpt
    • Remove &quotes; in titles


    *XHTML validation


    • $limit variable now works again
    • Adapted the Database query to the new $wpdb->prepare structure


    • Added atd-noentries class


    • Bugfixing release. Changes contributed by Mike Koepke.
    • Ordering in SQL statement wasn't specify which column to order on
    • Added post_type qualifier to SQL statement as pages would be pulled as well
    • Added new year subtitle display option to hide the year sublist text
    • PostExcerpt and Date weren't working correctly
    • Code cleanup.
    • Cosmetic changes in output


    • Bugfixing release. Changes contributed by Mike Koepke.
    • New options weren't initilized correctly when upgrading.
    • Control Screen cleaned up.


    • All displayed in a single list with yearly sublists.
    • NEW Feature: display date and/or excerpt.
    • NEW Feature: added CSS markup to allow maximum flexibility on display.


    • Fixed a bug when calling get_old_posts().


    • Fixed a bug when having & in post's title. Isolated repetitive code in its own function. Changes contributed by Mike Koepke.


    • Fixed a bug when having quotes in post's title. Thanks to Mike Koepke for bug repporting and helping with fixing.


    • Added 2 new modes, last X years and since year X.
    • Corrected bug in $start_ago and $end_ago.


    • XHTML valid. Thanks to to Luis Pérez


    • Added the $daysbefore and $daysafter parameters.


    • Now the limit option works, for real 😉


    • First release. I decided to start on version 0.5 because of preserving version relation with “One year ago” plugin.
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