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41. Movable Type 3.1

Movalog, News, 28 KB, 1222 words

After talking to Brad about the new version of MT, I felt it deserves a whole blog post about it just to talk about how amazing it is and get rid of all this excitement building up in me

First of, David's Subcats being built into the application. Well I knew it ! In #mt-plugins, David told me and a few others that he would not be entering his plugin into the contest - on further questioning he said that there was another party involved. Well once he said that it wasn't too hard to guess the right answer and we were helped by the fact that when he guessed it he either changed the topic or kept quiet ! Never-the-less I am very excited about this because Sub Categories are vital for many...

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42. Quicktags with 3.12

Movalog, Tutorials, 37 KB, 1971 words

UPDATE: Make your own

With Movable Type 3.12, Six Apart built in a more powerful set of quicktags and on the whole they worked pretty well and looked quite nice too. I didn't really want to go back to the clunky Quicktags of before. So here are a few hacks to port some of the most useful features (in my opinion) from the old quicktags, to the new. You will need the following files • edit_entry.tmpl, this is found in MTDIR/tmpl/cms • mt.js, this is found in your StaticWebPath (or if you have none in your root MTDIR folder)

I have decided to port over four functions, Spell Check, Encoding HTML and Insert Image

Spell Check

Add the following to the end of your mt.js file

function Spell(myField)...

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43. MT Blogroll 2.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 32 KB, 1555 words

As the campaign has been successfully completed, here's MT Blogroll 2.0. Thanks to all those that donated to the campaign, the donors will get priority if bugs or problems are faced. If you feel like donating, the campaign is now over, but feel free to use the donate button on the sidebar.

There are some new features including the ability to quickly add a blogroll entry by just entering the URI and having MT-Blogroll gather all the other information. I've also added the ability to define the the names of the author's of the blogs and the target of the blog.

I think all the bugs from the previous version should've been fixed, if you experience a bug, drop me a note.

If you are already using MT...

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44. MT Blogroll 2.11

Movalog, Tutorials, 31 KB, 1224 words

This is a bug fix release that fixes some major bugs with the dynamic templating tags. A big thank you to all the folks that reported this bug, sorry it took me so long to find the bug! Go grab the update.

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45. MT Blogroll 2.0 Public Beta

Movalog, Tutorials, 35 KB, 2169 words

UPDATE: If you have any feature request I'm all ears. Gearing up for the release I want to see if there are any feature requests I can implement, I think I've fixed all the bugs that were reported so expect a release in the next few weeks.

I had released this to ProNet a few days ago but have not gotten much feedback. That can be either that people are waiting for the point release and don't want to install a beta or that there aren't many bugs in this beta. Either way I want to open up testing for MT Blogroll 2.0 (I'm still thinking about that version number). I'm going to copy my post to ProNet here to save me some time.

I've re-written Blogroll to use its own tables in the DB so...

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46. Trackback moderation and editing

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 22 KB, 1114 words

Movable Type is the platform that introduced TrackBacks to the web, and now in version 3.2 we've given you the most powerful interface for managing, moderating, and editing TrackBacks that you receive.

TrackBacks are finally equal citizens in the Movable Type platform: Just like comments, they can be directed to go into moderation, and any TrackBack that's been received can be edited. These two features have long been requested by our users, and we're glad to include not just these improvements, but a full suite of TrackBack management options including the new junk folder for spam TrackBacks, and a powerful new user interface for performing bulk actions on TrackBacks including...

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47. MT Protect 1.2

Movalog, Tutorials, 29 KB, 956 words

UPDATE: Version 1.21 has been released that fixes the password protection bug under static publishing. Please download the new version and re-enable protection on all your blogs.

MT Protect is a plugin that allows you to easily protect entries so only authorized users can read the entry, comments and trackbacks. This new version has been built for Movable Type 3.2 and is feature packed: • Cross-database compatibility - MT Protect is now compatible with PostGreSQL and SQLite. The only problem with using either of these two databases is that if you haven't got the necessary modules installed, you cannot use Password Protection (this is further explained in the docs) • OpenID Support - MT Protect now allows you to protect entries/weblogs using OpenID. Protecting an entry using OpenID works exactly like protecting an entry using Typekey and best of all is that you can create OpenID groups. You may also be interested to know that Movable Type 3.2 comes with OpenID support, look in the extras/ folder!M...

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48. MT Blogroll 2.1

Movalog, Tutorials, 29 KB, 885 words

MT Blogroll has been updated to be compatible with Movable Type 3.2 and includes some new features too: • Improved UI - The UI has been drastically improved to fit in better with 3.2, you can see the new UI elements on the screenshots page. Along with the UI there are a few javascript tricks I've borrowed from Movable Type that should make your life somewhat easier • Greater Control - With MT Blogroll 2.1, you have far more control over your links, you can customize the link adding page in a fashion that is similar to MT and display the links with ease on both static and dynamic pages. • Priority Sorting - I have added a priority field and this has become the default sorting column. As a...

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49. MT 3.1 Screenshots

Movalog, News, 30 KB, 997 words

Movable Type 3.1 is the feature upgrade that everyone was looking for in 3.0D. There are three main new features, dynamic templating, post scheduling and subcategories. Lets take a tour around these new features. These are some screenshots from the first beta, so the final product may not be exactly the same.

Dynamic Templating

The first thing you notice is when you go to the manage templates page. A new build options section has been created and gives you the following three options: • Build All Templates Statically • Build Only Archive Templates Dynamically • Set Each Template's Build Options Separately

The options do what they say, if you chose the last option then a check box...

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50. Movable Type 3.1 Beta Testing

Movalog, News, 25 KB, 489 words

There is an email going around from Ben Trott to gather people to test MT 3.1. The release to the public is scheduled for August 31st. Reading the email, it seems to be sent to everyone that has either bought a license for MT or signed up to the developer's network. Again the same rules as the previous alpha/beta testing apply including "you must agree not to publicly discuss any details of the software or the beta testing experience itself."

If interested in signing up, a link has been provided to a form to sign up from. People will then be chosen at random for the beta testing ! The beta begins Monday August 9th and will run in phases so as not to introduce any beta-level bugs into a...

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51. RSS 2.0 Full Text

Movalog, Tutorials, 24 KB, 459 words

I've just updated the RSS 2.0 index with full body, a link to extended entry and comments listing. I'm sorry it took so long, I thought that I had done this before. So now you've got three choices: • RSS 1.0 Excerpts - basically just excerpts of the post • RSS 2.0 Full Posts + Comments - This shows full post body, a link to extended entries and comments/trackbacks listing. This feed was obtained from this post fortysomething. • Atom 0.3 Full Body - Only full body, nothing more !

Again sorry for the delay, but I do recommend you all update your RSS 2.0 indexes with the one listed on fortysomething, this way it gives your readers a choice to which one they wish to subscribe to !

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52. MT Blogroll 2.01

Movalog, Tutorials, 28 KB, 953 words

UPDATE: I have also updated the template tag reference for Blogroll!

This is an update to fix the DateTime error faced by people from the 3.16 upgrade. I'm still using DateTime (which is included in the full distribution) because I haven't had time to explore MT::DateTime (6A's new replacement module). I have also briefly tested this plugin on Windows machine (albeit on Apache) and so far its been working, those of you on Windows try it out!

I have also fixed the two others bugs raised in the comments, the sorting problem due to upper/lower case links and the "Reset Filter" button. If you have any other bug reports please post them in the comments section or email them to me.

If you haven't upgraded to...

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53. MT InlineEditor 1.2

Movalog, Tutorials, 26 KB, 573 words

A long overdue update to the InlineEditor plugin. For those that don't remember, this plugin allows you to edit entries and comments without leaving your weblog as illustrated by this animation. This plugin includes plenty of new features: • It is much simplier to enable Inline Editing on a blog now, simply click a link and the necessary files will be downloaded from and installed • Implementation of Inline Editing both of comments and entries has become far easier. Simply make 3 changes to your templates! • Saving is done through Perl which means its far more secure and works far more efficiently than previous versions (thanks Brad!) • Inline comment editing now defaults...

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54. Drop Cash: MT Blogroll 2.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 29 KB, 856 words

UPDATE: Donors check the email address through which you donated, you have a surprise waiting!

a Dropcash campaign

MT Blogroll 2.0

$102 of $100 raised so far

donate now »

I've almost finished up work on MT Blogroll 2.0 and have fixed most (if not all) issues raised with the beta. I've created a dropcash campaign for MT Blogroll 2.0's release. Once the campaign's target has been reached I will release the plugin to public. If you've found version 1.0 or version 2.0b useful consider donating to the campaign. Those that donate to the campaign get priority for support.

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55. MT-Blacklist 2.0e

Movalog, Tutorials, 24 KB, 390 words

Jay Allen has released MT-Blacklist 2.0e. It is an emergency release so you will be facing bugs. If you want to see what 2.0e looks like before you install it, take a look at Neil's tour, althought a few versions old, the GUI has remained much the same !

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56. MT Blogroll 2.02

Movalog, Tutorials, 28 KB, 935 words

In the past few weeks I've managed to make MT Blogroll work on a Windows/IIS environment. I have only tested this plugin on one server so I'm not entirely sure how well this works. So Download and follow the installation instructions. The only difference for you Windows users is that the contents of the lib/ folder in the distribution must go into the extlib/ directory hence you get extlib/Blogroll etc.

The only requirement is that you have MT 3.16 installed as important bugs were fixed.

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57. Tabs 2.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 26 KB, 628 words

I'm not sure why I've chosen the new version number to be 2.0 but none-the-less, the new version of Tabs is here. This new version boasts a new feature that will make multi-tasking easier. The "open links in sidebar" checkbox will open the MT manual (or WP Wiki) in the sidebar hence allowing you to edit your template in the main window whilst browse through the tags in the sidebar. Also this new version features a slick new CSS (with updates from Kasey) and javascript 'magic' thanks to Akmal. With 2.0, support for the Opera browser has also been added.

Any suggestions, feature requests, complaints etc. are always welcome. Please post those in the comments. • MT TabsWP Tabs

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58. CC Licenses 2.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 28 KB, 620 words

In MT, use of the <MTBlogCCLicenseURL> has been hardcoded to the 1.0 licenses, however these have been outdated and v2.0 of the licenses have been released a while ago. So lets hack the files so we can still use the tag.

You'll need two files, lib/MT/ and php/lib/cc_lib.php. Find in them the following line$code/1.0/

and replace it with$code/2.0/

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59. MT-Notifier 2.0.0

Don't Back Down, News, 14 KB, 776 words

I've finally finished up with MT-Notifier version 2 (technically, 2.0.1). There aren't a whole lot of changes on the surface, but it should be faster and it has been upgraded to work with the Movable Type 3.0D interface. I've greatly enhanced the management functions for both administrators and users. I've also pulled the email notification out into a template, for those of you who want to muck with it but don't like changing the code.

This release includes an upgrade facility from v1.4.0 subscriptions, and also includes the Scripty Goddess conversion piece. I'm working on a conversion for EZ Subscribe to Comments, but I haven't had a chance to finish it up yet. It should be done...

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60. MT3.2 - Changing the Default Sidebar Position

Learning Movable Type, Tutorials, 21 KB, 714 words

The new style sheet and templates in MT3.2 can be daunting to the non CSS expert. Changing the position of the sidebar from the right to the left shouldn't be so difficult. Once understood, it is a bit easier to do.

Changing the Sidebar Position

The MT3.2 stylesheets and templates are designed to have the columns laid out in order, starting with the column named "alpha". The columns, in order are alpha, beta, gamma (if you have a 3-column layout), and delta (a hypothetical fourth column that one could create). If you change sidebar position from right to left, the order of the columns still needs to be the same on your index and any archive templates where you have placed a...

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mgs | September 27th 2005