When Micro.blog copies posts to other services via cross-posting, it records some information such as the external service username and post ID. These parameters are available in the Hugo front matter so they can be accessed from themes.
See the full list at the link.
Over on the Help site Todd asked about creating special collection pages:
I’d like to create special collection pages that do the following.
- Let me create a custom section of content at the top. (think: intro, description, maybe some links or disclaimers)
- Automated collection of posts with a certain tag. Preferably with options for me on how to display (alphabetical, chronoligical, reverse-chronological, etc.)
There's a detailed answer that begins:
My favorite way to do this is to make a custom layout like:
Then I put my template there
This Help document Search engine indexing explains where to find the
robots.txtfile so you can ask search engines not to index certain pages.
Bob Wertz wrote a How To called Easy Category Pages in Navigation on Micro.Blog:
It shouldn’t matter what theme you are using, but for my site, I use the Pure plug in, which is a good foundation to build from. By default, the template presents a home page that includes all of your posts. Instead, I wanted to have different links in my navigation for my longer “blog” posts and my shorter “tweet-like” status posts.
Read the details at his site.
Change the date format in Alpine Theme miraz.me
Greg Moore has written a handy Custom Theme Tips page:
Making a custom theme for your Micro.blog isn’t as impossible as it may first seem. Be kind to yourself, work in small chunks, and prioritize needs over novelties. It’s your custom theme so you can always add more shiny new things later.