A new update to the Clean Archives plugin has been released from Viper007Bond, called Clean Archives Reloaded. It uses moo.fx to create a cool effect for viewing archives.
The main code in this plugin was originally written by Sebastian Schmieg for the archive page of his â€œBlixâ€ theme.
The code was later converted to a plugin by Shawn Grimes.
The drawback of both of these versions though was the sheer number of queries required (around 1 per month + 2 per post – it added up quick). So, I decided to make it cache the output so that it was only regenerated when needed and otherwise just pulled with 1 query from the database. I was also given the idea by Chris O’Rourke to use moo.fx to make the months collapsable as many people’s archives pages were getting rather long.