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I’m testing out a new MT plugin that I’ve been working on, and I need your help. Please leave some comments and trackback pings on this entry.

If all goes well, you should see your trackbacks and comments intermingled as a simgle comments list. Since TrackBacks are just comments that were left on a different site, I think the display should be the same. That’s what this plugin does.

Assuming everything works, I’ll be releasing the plugin later this evening, but I need your comments in order to test it.

Trackback from phil ringnalda dot com
February 2, 2003 12:43 PM


Excerpt: Testing Adam Kalsey's new plugin to intermingle comments and TrackBacks

Phil Ringnalda
February 2, 2003 12:51 PM

Looks like maybe the individual entry page didn't rebuild: main page comment count shows one (I assume from my ping), but I don't see it here.

Phil Ringnalda
February 2, 2003 12:52 PM

Or, rather, I didn't until after I left a local comment that rebuilt the individual entry page.

Trackback from FCD/the weblog
February 2, 2003 1:20 PM

Still fondling

Excerpt: As long as I'm messing around with trackback and the websites of innocents, I may as well add one more

February 2, 2003 1:21 PM

Okey-dokey, as requested a comment. No commentary, just a comment.

Trackback from phil ringnalda dot com
February 2, 2003 1:42 PM

Rebuilding individual archives when pinged

Excerpt: How to hack Movable Type to rebuild individual entry archives when a TrackBack ping is received.

Phil Ringnalda
February 2, 2003 2:17 PM

Release now! Release now! (He said, only so that he could rebuild the page to show his previous ping...) (Also: don't forget to put the plugin in the comment preview template.)

Adam Kalsey
February 2, 2003 5:35 PM

There's several other places I need to change the comments code over to take advantage of this plugin. The preview and the comments XML feed both come to mind. I've thought about configuring MT to rebuild the individual archives when someone sends a TrackBack ping, but my individual entry pages do a lot of processing and it take too long to rebuild. Pretty much every ping would time out. Maybe I can set MT up to fork a rebuild process when someone pings.

Adam Kalsey
February 2, 2003 6:27 PM

SimpleComments is out. See

Trackback from A young man's Site Log
February 4, 2003 7:36 AM

Mixing comments the right way

Excerpt: Simple Comments = Simply beautiful. Thank you. Thanks Phil for the link. Thanks Adam for the work.

David Blangstrup
February 18, 2003 3:13 AM

You say, that you don't have to learn any new MTtags. Seems to me there's a lot of tags to be implemented???

Adam Kalsey
February 18, 2003 8:09 AM

There's a container tag that replaces MTComments and a tag that replaces MTEntryCommentCount. There's two conditional tags that you can use if you want, but you could create a tmplate without them if you wanted. I'm sorry that seems like a lot of tags to you. The idea is that you don't need to learn a new way of displaying comments. Just put your existing comment and TrackBack templates inside the new container tag, and you're set.

April 4, 2003 11:28 PM

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