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41. Firefox Search Plugins

Movalog, Tutorials, 26 KB, 490 words

I had forgotten to share these little goodies that I frequently use. The little search bar in Firefox is indespensible for me and I have all sorts of search engines there including many Movable Type resources. Here are three that I use most frequent. To install just click the link and click ok on the dialog box that appears, restart Firefox and you should have a nice new search engine added to the drop down list of the search box. • MT Plugins DirectoryLearning Movable TypeMovalog

Any others? Post them in the comments!

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42. MT Plugins

PubHacks, Tutorials, 5 KB, 143 words

Required: MT26x, MT3x

This is the one I had the most trouble with, mainly because it scared me. But, like she said in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, "You can't go around being frightened all the time." So I sat down one night and gave it a go, and it turned out to be DAMN EASY. Way easier than I thought. All you need to do to start using plugins is to ftp up to your site, go to the directory where you installed MT, and make a new directory called plugins. It must be in the same dir as your mt.cgi file. That's it. Can you believe that shit?

Easy as pie. Just create that directory, and you're ready to plugin!

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Posted by Iki at February 20, 2004 09:30 PM

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43. Movabletype Plugin Updates

Murky, Tutorials, 25 KB, 406 words

Some useful Movabletype plugins have been updated, StyleCatcher, which shipped with MT3.2 has been updated. Note that you can edit the MT templates, I have, but be careful not to change the functionality of the default classes or stylecatcher will not work for you. I changed all my templates to point at a second stylesheet, which gives my own "tweaks". This lets me change the background style with impunity... why is it that most of the styles in the MT style library are fixed width? For that matter, why is MT itself fixed width?

As regular visitors may notice, I've been playing with stylecatcher for a little bit, some things change, and some things stay the...

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44. Six Apart - Movable Type News - MT Plugin Directory

Six Apart News, News, 12 KB, 87 words

The ultimate Movable Type plugin resource, the MT Plugin Directory has launched. Kristine Beeson (our support board's Kadyellebee) put a great deal of work into this project and, as a result, has created a extensive directory of plugins sorted by a variety of categories. The MT Plugin Directory will also be home to David Raynes' MT Plugin Manager. Thanks to all the plugin developers who made this possible.

Previous Entry: Version 2.6

Next Entry: Version 2.6 Released

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45. Workflow Plugin Contest

David Raynes, Plugins, 10 KB, 195 words

As a way to both promote the extensibility of Workflow and just to see what the Movable Type development community can come up with, I am going to run a plugin contest for Workflow plugins.

The details are still being ironed out, but the folks at Six Apart have already generously promised to provide some of their new t-shirts as prizes. I will probably toss in some iTunes gift certificates as well.

More details as I work things out.

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46. MTLookup: Firefox Search Plugin

Movable Type Weblog, Tutorials, 15 KB, 243 words

Mark from murky.org has created a plugin for the Firefox browser. It allows users to search MTLookup from within the browser toolbar. You can find the needed information on Mark's website on One more Firefox Plugin.

Thank's a lot Mark! This is a very useful extension.

After installation, the search box in the upper right corner of the Firefox browser has a new entry for MTLookup. If you select it, enter a search phrase, and hit return, an MTLookup search will be executed. It could not be easier.

mgs | 12/05/2005

Feedback is welcome!

What do you think about this entry? Was it interesting or boring? I would like to hear your comments. If the text was...

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47. MTKeywords Plugin

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 59 words

Richard D. LeCour's got a little update to his smart MTKeywords plugin, which auto-generates keywords for posts in your Movable Type weblog. Handy for generating keyword meta tags and for populating your keywords field.

Trackbacks:

Previous Entry: Newsgator Posting Plugins

Next Entry: SharpMT and Pocket SharpMT udpated

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48. Arithmetic plugin

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 64 words

A simple but very useful new plugin for Movable Type: Arithmetic. If you need to add, subtract, multiply, or divide in your templates, or manipulate variables that you're working with, it's a handy addition to your plugin toolbox.

Trackbacks:

Previous Entry: Corporate RSS Applied

Next Entry: Jambo on the road to DEMO

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49. FeedBurner Feed Creation in a Plugin

David Raynes, Plugins, 9 KB, 95 words

I just successfully created a FeedBurner feed with the FeedBurner plugin. It's as simple as browsing to the plugin settings for the blog, clicking the create feed link, and then completing the form and submitting it.

I will (finally) get a beta version of the plugin out in a day or two once I clean things up a bit.

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50. Newsgator Posting Plugins

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 53 words

Users of the NewsGator aggregator will want to check out the new Movable Type and TypePad posting plugins which let you update your blog right from within NewsGator. Nice and easy.

Trackbacks:

Previous Entry: Looking into the future

Next Entry: MTKeywords Plugin

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51. Plugin Mailing Lists

David Raynes, Plugins, 9 KB, 121 words

For those of you who missed my entry on using Movable Type to configure Minimalist mailing lists, I have gone ahead and implemented that for all of my plugins, though right now I am only going to officially mention Workflow and MultiBlog.

So there are now announcement and discussion lists for Workflow and MultiBlog: • workflow-announce • workflow-discuss • multiblog-announce • multiblog-discuss

To sign up, simply send an email to minimalist AT plugins.rayners.org with "subscribe mailing-list-name" in either the subject line or the message body.

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52. The MTWordCount Plugin

PubHacks, Tutorials, 5 KB, 63 words

Just added the Entry Word Count Plugin. It took about 2 seconds and you can see it over on Purgatory. By use of a simple MT tag, it inserts a total of how many words your entry contains, both entry body and extended entry.

Related Entries: • MT Macros Plugin

Posted by Iki at February 20, 2004 09:41 PM

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53. FeedBurner Plugin Preview

David Raynes, Plugins, 10 KB, 146 words

In addition to access to the statistics that FeedBurner tracks for your feeds, one of the most exciting features of the FeedBurner plugin will be giving users the ability to create a FeedBurner feed directly through the Movable Type interface. Here is a sneak preview (which still needs some polishing up, but gets the point across) of that great feature.

Update: I fixed the image problems.

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54. I've Installed (Some Of) The Movable Type 3.11 Plugin Pack

Eat Drink Sleep MT, News, 17 KB, 453 words

Having recently installed Movable Type 3.11, I decided to have a look at the newly-available Plugin Pack for Movable Type. One plugin - MT-Blacklist - is very worth while; others are interesting but not particularly useful for me, and others don't even interest me.

I installed MT-Blacklist because this past week we've been getting assaulted by comment spam. Over the past year we've gotten one or two comment spams per week, but this past week we've gotten over 60! This plugin looks at every comment (and trackback) left on this site. If it's spam, it's never posted; if it's questionable it's put in a "moderation"...

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55. Six Apart Announces Plugin Contest Winners

Learning Movable Type, News, 16 KB, 337 words

Ben and Mena Trott, founders of Six Apart, announcing the winners of their recent developers contest at the BlogOn Conference. (Photo by yours truly).

Congratulations are in order for all of the developers who won prizes for their Movable Type plugins for the Six Apart Developers Contest. Special congrats to Jay Allen for winning the well-deserved First Prize for his MTBlacklist 2.0 plugin.

At the conference new features for the soon-to-be-released-to-the-public MT3.1 were also announced, including post scheduling, subcategories, and PHP-based dynamic templating.

Links: Chad Everett on MT 3.1 Arvind Satyanarayan on MT 3.1 Movable Type 3.1: What's New - update from Six Apart Have you found the tutorials at Learning Movable Type helpful? Please consider linking to LMT at http://www.learningmovabletype.com/ . Thanks!...

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56. Feedburner plugin 0.9

David Raynes, Plugins, 9 KB, 71 words

Almost finished. The Feedburner plugin will now create an .htaccess file (and corresponding template) for you based on what you select in the feed creation page.

So go on, grab the latest from the plugin page and enjoy!

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57. a request for a polling plugin

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 156 words

Erik Barzeski is looking for a polling plugin to work with a Movable Type-powered blog that he's working on. Given the success with DropCash campaigns for plugins in the past, maybe it's time to start fundraising for functionality again.

Trackbacks:

NSLog(); - DropCash for Polling - September 21, 2004 06:15 AMSix Apart has heard my request for MT-compatible polling and come up with a possible solution: setting up a DropCash campaign to raise money for polling. I'd like to do so, but first of course we'd need to agree on...

JayAllen - The Daily Journey - Polling for Dollars - September 24, 2004 07:31 PMThis could be interesting… [via erik] What about a system where...

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58. FeedBurner plugin 0.8

David Raynes, Plugins, 9 KB, 175 words

While it is not yet 100% feature complete, I wanted to get a version of it out there once I got most of the basic functionality working well enough.

Hop on over to the FeedBurner plugin page, download it, unpack it into the main MT directory, and you are ready to go. You can use this plugin to create a feed and to view the stats for that feed (including individual entries if you have a PRO account) in the MT interface.

The two main parts that are not yet finished are the feed redirection (i.e. writing an .htaccess file to send requests for your feed to the FeedBurner feed instead) and support for the SmartCast service.

Please, let me know if there are any problems or...

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59. I Want to Write a Plugin (or Two or Three)

Eat Drink Sleep MT, News, 18 KB, 618 words

I really need to learn Perl. I can look at some code and stumble through it to figure out what's happening, and I can hack it with minor changes - but I really don't know what I'm doing. And once I learn Perl I can learn to write some MT plugins.

I've had ideas for a few plugins floating around in my head: • A plugin to change the file upload behavior. I've hacked the file upload template and CMS.pm to add a Photo Gallery option that formats the URI as I need it and insert it into a new entry; I think this could be made into a plugin with BigPAPI. Done: Better File Uploader. • A file management plugin. It doesn't need to be terribly...

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As we mentioned in our original post on Text Formatting, we hoped that Text Formatting plugins would make it easier for non-technical users to author and format weblog content. We released 2.6 just last week, and already plugin developers have implemented some exciting new Text Formatting options: • Timothy Appnel released a beta of his TikiText text formatting. • Brad Choate released version 1.1 of his Textile plugin. • Gregor Purdy released a POD text formatting text formatting plugin. • And, since we forgot to mention it previously, Adam Kalsey released MovableJive, a "port of some classic text filters".

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mgs | September 27th 2005