Wouter Vervloet - Baseworks

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Timetravel is an ExpressionEngine 2.x add-on that makes navigating through entries by day, month or year a breeze. It behaves similar to the default pagination, except that it uses dates in the URL instead of page numbers.

It’s usage is pretty much self explanatory and ties in to some of the default behavior of the channel:entries tag.


{exp:timetravel by='day' channel='news'}

  {oldest}<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/">Oldest</a>{/oldest} 
  {older}<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/">Older</a>{/older} 
  {newer}<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/">Newer</a>{/newer} 
  {newest}<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/">Newest</a>{/newest}

  <strong>&#123;current format='%F %j%S, %Y'}</strong>


{exp:channel:entries channel='news'}
    // Your entry data

The timetravel tag accept many of the same parameters that are also available to the channel:entries tag.


by  = day|month|year

author_id = Member id
category  = Category id
category_group  = Category Group id
channel = Channel short name
entry_id_from = Entry id
entry_id_to = Entry id
group_id  = Member group id
show_expired  = yes|no
show_future_entries = yes|no
status  = Status
start_on  = Date (%Y-%m-%d %H:%i)
stop_before = Date (%Y-%m-%d %H:%i)
uncategorized_entries = yes|no
username  = Member username

As you can see the list is almost the same as the channel:entries tag, except for a few that would interfere with the inner workings of Timetravel.

The URL’s generated by the {path} tags inside the Timetravel navigation are appended with the date.

// This
{older}<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/">Older</a>{/older}

// Outputs something like this
<a href="http://www.domain.com/news/2010/05/21">Older</a>

Because the channel:entries tag already allows for entries to be displayed by day, there is no need to change anything to it. The only exception to this is navigation by year. EE doesn’t filter the resultset based on year alone, unless you specifically tell it to by using the year parameter.

{exp:channel:entries channel='news' year='{segment_2}' dynamic='off'}
    // Your entry data

I hope you like it and wish you godspeed on your travels through time.


Download Timetravel

EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 0.9 May 23, 2010
Not Specified Download 0.9 May 31, 2010

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This entry was created May 24, 2010, 11:54 am.
This entry was last updated June 8, 2011, 9:38 am.

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