This blog, in its present form, turned one year old this past weekend. It was a solemn single-candle ceremony.
To look back over the previous trip around the sun, I’ve added a new feature to the sidebar called “One Year Ago”, which displays three posts from one year ago. It’s kind of a hacked up version of the One Year Ago WordPress Plugin using my famous Widgetize Anything plugin.
The code used inside the body of the widget is as follows:
$dateago = (date('Y') - 1) . date('-m-d');
$entries = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT *
WHERE post_status = 'publish' and post_date >= '$dateago'
ORDER BY post_date asc limit 3");
echo '<ul id="oneYearAgo">';
foreach ($entries as $entry)
$post_date = date('F j, Y', strtotime($entry->post_date));
echo "<li><a href=\"" . get_permalink($entry->ID) .
"\" title=\"Posted on $post_date\"" .
You are now free to reminisce to your heart’s content.