Antville Macros
<% site.monthlist %>

This macro displays the archive of your weblog as a list of months. Every item will appear as link to the first story of the appropriate month. By using the attribute format you can change the appearance of the items, eg.

<% site.monthlist format="MMMM yyyy" %>

This will give you each month as "April 2002", "May 2002" (this is the default formatting). The language used by this macro is depending on the language you defined in the preferences of your weblog.

Besides the ubiquitous macro-attributes "prefix" and "suffix" you can define "itemprefix" and "itemsuffix" which are placed before and after each item, so you can eg. construct a typical unordered html-list:

<% site.monthlist itemprefix="<li>" itemsuffix="</li>" %>

With the last optional attribute, limit, you can define the number of months that should appear in your list.

Of course this macro will only display anything if the weblog contains at least one story (which is online) plus the archive is enabled in the preferences.

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<% site.history %>

(a.k.a. "recently modified"-list) This macro displays a defineable number of stories and comments that have changed in the recent history of your weblog. To change the number of items in the list use the option "show", eg.:

<% site.history limit="10" %>

will give you a list of the 10 most recent modified stories or comments of your weblog.

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<% site.age %>

This macro calculates the number of days that have passed by since a weblog was created (it doesn't matter how long the weblog has been offline).

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<% site.calendar %>

displays just a calendar. nothing more? well ... yes, nothing more :-)

Please don't forget that this macro will only display a calendar if your weblog contains at least one story that is online AND you enabled the archive in its preferences. The calendar will also change its language depending on what you defined in the preferences, and it also will change the first day of the week.

To change the outfit of the calendar in your weblog have a look at the section "calendar" in the skin editor.

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site preference macros

The following list contains simple macros that just display what was defined in the preferences of a site:

<% site.title %>
<% site.alias %>
<% site.tagline %>
<% %>
<% site.lastupdate %>
<% site.modifytime %>
<% site.url %>

Update: The color and font macros went into the recently added layout handler.

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