Plugins

  • MultiBlog and Upgrading to MT4 » If you use the MultiBlog plugin by David Rayners and you upgrade to MT4, when you go to rebuild your site, you may get the following error message: "Publish error in template 'Main Index': No handler exists for tag MultiBlogEntries" The MultiBlog functionality is now part of MT4. All you...
  • Share This Post in Movable Type 4 » This isn't really a tutorial since I'm just advising you to install a plugin and giving you some reference html to make it look a tiny bit nicer than it does by default. However I still think this might be useful information for at least a few people so here...
  • Movable Type Scheduled Tasks » Movable Type has a scheduled tasks system that is used to perform certain tasks on scheduled basis. Built-in tasks include expiring junk (spam) trackbacks and comments, and posting entries that were scheduled to to published at a certain date / time. Movable Type plugins can also use scheduled tasks, as...
  • Favicon and Gravatar in MT4 » Two of my favourite Movable Type plugins from versions prior to MT4 are Favicon and Gravatar. Both these plugins work fine in MT4 and it’s only a matter of knowing where to put them in the template modules. Favicon is a plugin for Movable Type that adds favicons to comments...
  • Putting MT:MultiBlog to Work » Last week on my personal blog I discussed how to put the MT:OtherBlog tag to use and compared that tag with using PHP includes to create the same functionality. In the comments of that post J. Brotherlove reminded me of one serious advantage PHP includes have over using MT:OtherBlog: automatic...
  • 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...
  • Plugin Compatibility and MT3.3 » MT3.3 is out (Get your version upgrade here.) But before you attempt an upgrade, make sure that your plugins are all compatible with MT3.3. MT3.3 introduces the ability to create transformer plugins which allow you to modify the MT interface. Because of this, MT is now completely incompatible with Kevin...
  • Making the Most of SpamLookup » This tutorial is written by LMT contributor Neil Turner and is cross-posted on Neil's World. Since upgrading to Movable Type 3.2 I’ve dumped Jay Allen’s MT-Blacklist and instead made SpamLookup handle comment/trackback spam on its own. The plugin is included by default on MT 3.2, and while it can do...
  • What is a Plugin? » Plugins are bits of code that, once installed, extend the functionality of Movable Type. The word plugin is often used by software developers to describe a third party application that "hooks" into a main application to extend its functionality. Movable Type hosts an active plugin developer community whose plugins have...