Note: This blog post is no longer accurate, a lot has changed since it was published. It is left here for historical reasons.
After much hacking on elisp, I’m happy to announce two changes: First, I’ve finally implemented pagination on my blog, so the entire nine years of archives isn’t rendered in one huge page. And second, there’s now an RSS feed available at https://loomcom.com/blog/index.xml. Woohoo!
Getting both of these features implemented was a bit of a challenge. The
built-in Org-Mode publishing feature provided by
ox-publish.el is very
much geared toward publishing a single page. Really, it’s supposed to be
for publishing a site map of your website layout. Using it to publish a
blog is actually kind of a kludge and an abuse of the feature, to be
frank. But here we are, that’s how most Org-Mode bloggers publish their
If you want to check out the Emacs setup for this site and blog, you can
look here on my
It’s a fairly complicated bit of hacking designed to work around the
single-page limitation. I’ve also altered the default RSS backend,
ox-rss.el, to filter out some unwanted noise from my RSS
The only thing I can’t yet figure out is how to force Org Publish to always generate absolute URLs. I actually don’t think it’s possible, yet.