I must admit that with a tiny amount of research and set up, I’ve now got something that even John Locke could be jealous of.
For my future self or others interested, I’m using Multi-column Tag Map which has a variety of short codes for implementing various forms of output. Sadly it wasn’t tagged with the word index, so it took some time to find it.
I’ve always had my own administrative interface for this data as well as search and even programmatic tag completion which makes writing and posting easier. However since a lot of what I do is in the public, perhaps it will be useful for readers to have access to the same full list instead of the abbreviated ones that appear as tag clouds or in various sidebars on the site?
Currently I’ve got over 9,000 different tags on the site. Perhaps displaying them publicly will help motivate me to curate and manage them a bit better. I already see a handful of repeated versions based on spelling, spacing, or typos that could be cleaned up. Let’s go crazy!
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@chrisaldrich seems a little buggy yet. For instance, the two column layout takes a long time to generate and when I click the WordPress index item which states it has 741 items the url is https://boffosocko.com/category/wordpress/ but the page displayed is the article for the commonplace index.
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@chrisaldrich 9000 tags! I just took a look at your index page, I think you are right…a cool index page indeed.
Thank you Chris for link to Multi-Column Tag Map. I have created my own now. I have long wanted to build a better search page that allow me to filter search using tags and text. I think that this is a useful start. It is also a useful reminder to keep on top of my tags and clean up inconsistencies.
Side note, through the process I discovered I have 147 posts tagged ‘Chris Aldrich’.
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