Configuration Items

Note: This page is a work in progress.

Let’s take a look at each of the specific configuration items in your weblog. There’s a lot here, but one thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to deal with all of this—just change whatever you feel like changing. You can leave as many of the default values alone as you’d like, and your weblog will work just fine.

Item Description Default Value
Weblog title The title of your weblog, used with the Configuration Items tag.
Weblog title
Weblog description A description for your weblog, used with the {description} tag. Useful for Open Graph metadata (i.e. what shows up in different social sites when people link to your weblog).
This is a weblog.
Author Your name. Used with the author tag.
Your Name
Canonical domain When set to a valid domain name, this defines a canonical domain for your weblog. This means that if someone tries to visit your weblog through another means (e.g. foobar.omg.lol), they’ll be redirected to your canonical domain instead. no default
Separator A string that can be used to separate things, such as the weblog title and current post title within the <title> element. Used with the separator tag, and will not be rendered on page when contextually inappropriate.
· (interpunct)
Navigation A comma-separated list of entries (specified by location) that are converted to proper links when the navigation tag is used. Can also include Markdown links and HTML links. no default
Timezone Configures the timezone that should be used for your weblog. Uses [TZ database name values](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones).
Date format A string of [date/time format characters](/date-time-formatting) that’s used with the January 1, 2023 12:00 AM tag.
F j, Y g:i A
Feed post count The number of weblog posts to include in your [feeds](/feeds).
Titleless title length The number of characters that will be used for the title of a titleless post. See Dave Winer’s discussion on titleless posts for details.
Post path format The format used for your post path, which will make up the portion of the URL between the domain and the post slug. Uses the same [date/time format characters](/date-time-formatting) as the Date format item above. Text enclosed in "double quotes" will not be parsed as date/time values.
Default post The content that will be populated in the entry field in the omg.lol weblog UI when you create a new post.
Date: $date

Your new post

This is a new blog post. You can author it in Markdown, which is awesome.]>>

;; Recent posts

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Recent posts count: 5 Recent posts format: <<[

  • $title
  • [post:end]
Post list format The format of the list of posts generated by the {post-list} tag.
  • $title
  • [post:end]