2021-03-03 07:00

Learning a Bit of Blot’s Internals

Someone on Micro.blog posted something from its Blot website and I noticed he was using an unknown meta tag in the post’s front matter: {metadata.icon}. He used a tag to add an icon to each of its blog post. I wanted to know how this tag was actually used by Blot to format the blog post, so I asked the guy. The answer he gave me made me look deeper into Blot processing of meta tags. After some readings, I decided to change the content of the archives page to use the “summary” tag after each blog post title. It is super easy to edit Blot templates. In that case, it was a matter of adding a tag like this:
Adding the summary tag to the archives.html template

Meta HTML Blot Templates

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