Internal backlinks

Not sure of the complexity here, but one thing I have always wanted in a blogging system is the ability for any one of my own posts that I’ve linked in a later post to be able to have a “posts linking to this one” section. I’m thinking right now of templating like exists now for {post-list} and {recent-posts}, that could be called in our template with {backlinks}.


I second this idea, not only because of the reasons listed by @bix but also because this can allow you to have a bare digital garden of sorts. I don’t know about the complexity of implementing this either, though.

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Will be digging into this soon. It’s technically challenging, mostly for performance reasons, but I’m hopeful that there will be some kind of sane way to pull it off!


I’ve wondered about the performance thing. Like, in my head, I figured that the initialization would be taxing, depending on how many posts one has, but wasn’t sure how taxing some version of “on publish, check for canonical URL links, grab slug (or whatever), add backlink info to slug’s post’s info, republish slug’s post” would need to be.