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NicknameLink Plugin

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NicknameLink is a Movable Type plugin that inserts and links the nickname of an entry’s author. Movable Type already has an MTEntryAuthorLink tag, but it inserts the author’s login name into the page. NicknameLink is a simple copy of
MTEntryAuthorLink, but using the author’s nickname instead.

Tim Appnel has taken over the maintenance and support of this plugin as of Oct 2004.

Download. You can get NicknameLink by downloading NicknameLink.zip.

Installation. Once you’ve downloaded and unzipped NicknameLink.zip, connect to your FTP server and open the directory where you have Movable Type installed.

Create a directory there called plugins if there isn’t one already.

Copy NicknameLink.pl to the plugins directory and set the permissions to 755.

Using NicknameLink. Once you’ve installed NicknameLink, using it is as simple as placing a new Movable Type tag in your template.

The <MTEntryAuthorNicknameLink> tag goes between the <MTEntries></MTEntries> tags. The tag will insert a linked version of the author’s nickname. If the author’s profile contains a web URL, the link will be to that URL. If no URL was provided, but an email address was, the link will be a mailto: link to that email address. If neither an email address or URL was provided, then the nickname will not be linked.

Like the original MTEntryAuthorLink, you can use the spam_protect attribute to encode the author’s email address to provide some protection against spam.

Example:

<MTEntries> 
	<p><MTEntryTitle><br>
 	(<MTEntryAuthorNicknameLink>) <br>
	<MTEntryExcerpt> 
</MTEntries>

License. This plugin is released under the MIT License. In plain English, that means you can do whatever you want with the software, including modifying it, selling it, or eating it, but we’re not responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Revision History
1.1 - Apr 3, 2003
If nickname isn’t available, the login name is used instead

1.01 - Aug 23, 2002
(Fix) The spam_protect attribute doesn’t encode email addresses.

1.0 - July 1, 2002
Initial release.

Trackback from Boon Kwee's Blog
February 4, 2003 4:08 AM

http://boonkwee.mavenonline.com/archives/2003_02.html#000047

Excerpt: NicknameLink Plugin :: Kalsey Consulting Group Useful stuff about nicknames.

Benjamin Meyers
April 3, 2003 6:48 PM

This is a suggestion: if the user doesn't have a nickname, maybe it should show the regular login name

Adam Kalsey
April 3, 2003 10:55 PM

Easy enough. The plugin's been updated to use the login name if the author doesn't have a nickname. Download the zip again and try it out.

taine
May 30, 2003 9:35 AM

It would be really handy to have an option other than target="_blank" thanks.

Trackback from Zlinks
June 17, 2003 8:03 PM

Nickname Link

Excerpt: NicknameLink Plugin :: Kalsey Consulting Group...

Daniel Merriott
September 3, 2003 4:52 PM

I've just added this to my site and it works a treat! Thanks very much :-)

sherwin
October 1, 2004 10:28 PM

does it support show_email attribute as well?

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