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  • Alternating Comment Styles with Movable Type 4 » A list of comments, particularly a long list, that doesn’t include any style differentiation can get a little hard to read. Using two alternating comment styles will give your readers’ eyes a break and your blog a little more style. Happily, Movable Type 4 provides a relatively simple way to...
  • Date Based Category Archives in Movable Type » Originally published at majordojo under the title "How to increase advertising revenue with Movable Type." Every once in a while a plugin is created for Movable Type that makes you wonder, “why hasn’t anyone created this until now?” And the most recent plugin that I have installed on majordojo is...
  • How to List Subcategories for a Single Category » Article cross-posted at Sekimori Design. After a few agonizing days of attempting to set up some very custom category displays for a client, we are posting the results here in the hopes it might prevent some other poor programmer from gaining the very same forehead dents we currently sport. (Note:...
  • Adding a "Posted to Category" Line » The default settings for Movable Type include category archiving. If you assign categories to your posts, you may want to include that information in the "Posted by" section underneath each entry. This is quite easy to do....
  • Understanding the Category Listing Code » This tutorial is co-authored by LMT contributor Chad Everett of Everitz Consulting and Elise Bauer of elise.com. Movable Type allows you to create categories and sub-categories for organizing your entries. The default MT3.2 Main Index template includes code to list these categories in the sidebar section. This tutorial will...
  • Technorati Tags and Movable Type » Technorati, a leading blog search engine and index, has made it very easy for blog authors to get their "tagged" blog entries into Technorati's tag index. What is a tag? A tag is a type of category, and the process of tagging a simplified categorization method for your entries....
  • Pull Down Menus » To save space on your sidebar listing of categories or monthly archives, you might want to use a pull-down menu like so: Select Category Beginner Tips Categories Definitions General HTML and Javascript Install Marketing Reference RSS Security Servers Style Weblog Goodies To do this for your category list, make sure...
  • Category Customizations » One area where plugins have greatly enhanced MT functionality is in categories. Here's a list of some of the things you can do: How to exclude entries of certain categories from lists of entries. Say you want to list out your 20 most recent entries in your sidebar, except for...