Calling All “Clean Archives Reloaded” Users

EDIT: Nevermind. I’ve gone ahead and released the new version.

Do you use my Clean Archives Reloaded plugin? Then please read this post. The rest of you are welcome to as well.

I’m currently recoding the plugin from scratch to use less queries (something like 1/2 as many) and no manual SQL queries, only WordPress functions. What’s this mean for you? Well, it’ll work in WordPress 2.5 due out this Monday (the 10th) and should work infinitely into the future, no matter what part of WordPress changes.

However, I’m also retooling the HTML and styling of the plugin. This is where I need feedback. What markup are you looking for? The old one was a series of <ul>‘s while I currently have it as nested lists (a big list with each month as an individual month).

Check out my public sandbox here: (as of the time of this post, it still needs some CSS padding to look better)

You’ll also note that while I’ve kept the expand/collapse feature (it’ll be an option), I’ve gotten rid of the accordion feature. This was by accident, but after taking a look at it, I decided I kinda like it better. It’s also now all powered by jQuery which comes bundled with WordPress rather than MooTools, previously known as moo.fx.

So please, if you use this plugin, please leave feedback on this post as to what you’d like to see in the next version!