Despite our enthusiasm for folksonomy and tag-based navigation, the Generator.x blog has not utilized tagging to manage its own content. While all entries were tagged, those tags could not be used to navigate the blog itself. Until today. Help has arrived in the form of Christine Davis' nifty WordPress plugin Ultimate Tag Warrior 3.0. As the name would indicate, this plugin presents a complete solutions for all things tag-related.
As a result, there are a few new features, although they can be hard to spot right away. Where previously the tag links under the post titles would lead to a search on Technorati, they will now present you with an archive of all entries tagged with that keyword. You can also access the tag search directly with URLs of the form http://generatorx.no/tag/thetag, or choose Browse Generator.x by tags from the Categories menu.
There is also a small collection of the most popular tags in the sidebar. It doesn’t look so great right now, but it provides the basic functionality. The Generator.x blog templates are due for an overhaul in the not too distant future, the tag list will be more elegantly resolved then. For now, the new tag features add to the ease-of-use of navigation.
A behind-the-scenes change is the migration from tracking visitors using Statcounter.com, to installing the excellent Mint stats package. At $30, it’s hardly much of an investment, and the design and presentation of information is spot-on. In fact, one could argue that Mint features some of the best table design on the, for proof, see the demo over on Designologue.com. Add to that the fact that like WordPress, Mint is specifically built to be extended upon and there are already a host of great plugins, it was an easy choice.