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SimpleComments and MT 3.3 - fixed
An update to SimpleComments ensures compatibility with the latest MT versions.
July 12, 2006 - 19 words, 4 comments

SimpleComments and MT 3.3
SimpleComments won’t work with MT 3.3. A fix is forthcoming.
June 15, 2006 - 97 words, 3 comments

Related tags with and Movable type
How to add related tags to your tag pages with Movable Type.
June 6, 2006 - 196 words, 1 comment

MTAmazon Changes hands
The MTAmazon plugin gets a new lease on life.
October 13, 2005 - 51 words,

Latest SimpleComments
An update to SimpleComments brings support for dynamic templates, a bug fix, better integration with MT3, and more.
October 24, 2004 - 123 words, 9 comments

PHP SimpleComments
SimpleComments for dynamically-published Movable Type sites.
October 20, 2004 - 65 words, 5 comments

SimpleComments fix
A fix for some perl warnings in SimpleComments.
October 18, 2004 - 62 words, 1 comment

Plugin maintenance
Tim Appnel has taken over a few of my plugins.
October 12, 2004 - 67 words, 1 comment

SimpleComments update
An update to SimpleComments allows you to include unapproved comments if you’d like.
October 12, 2004 - 69 words,

Different templates for different categories
Notes on how to fake per-category templates in Movable Type.
September 9, 2004 - 252 words, 9 comments

Six Apart Musings
Thoughts on the future of Movable Type, Six Apart, and my plugins.
September 2, 2004 - 474 words, 11 comments

Autolink URLs in MT Entries
Automatically link URLs in your Movable Type entries.
August 16, 2004 - 121 words, 5 comments

Password protect your blog
Password protecting a Movable Type blog using Movable Type’s own user database.
August 14, 2004 - 279 words, 24 comments

SimpleComments and MT3
An update for SimpleComments that supports MT3.
July 27, 2004 - 18 words, 4 comments

Dirify in PHP
A port of Movable Type’s dirify function to PHP.
July 27, 2004 - 386 words, 11 comments

Updated Technorati Plugin
Jacques Distler emailed me to note that the Technorati API is now returning data encoded...
June 25, 2004 - 184 words, 2 comments

Breadcrumbs in Movable Type
How to create breadcrumb trails for Movable Type navigation.
May 5, 2004 - 142 words, 6 comments

EntryCount plugin
A Movable Type plugin that displays a running total of the number of entries in your blog.
December 31, 2003 - 147 words, 6 comments

MT Consulting
If you are using Movable Type on your site, I can help.
October 3, 2003 - 111 words, 1 comment

Ounce of prevention
Steps I’ve taken to deter comment spam and how to keep bots from finding your comment forms.
September 17, 2003 - 419 words, 24 comments

Remember Me, Movable Type
By making it easier for people to comment on your blog, more people will.
August 5, 2003 - 439 words, 20 comments

Technorati fix
Apparently the Technorati API service is experiencing some problems today that are causing errors for people using my Technorati plugin. The newest version of the plugin fixes this and adds a new feature.
July 24, 2003 - 163 words, 1 comment

Git yer Amazon Hacks
Amazon Hacks includes a couple of MTAmazon tips.
June 26, 2003 - 41 words, 1 comment

RSS Feeds in Movable Type
Upgrading MT’s feed support
June 14, 2003 - 559 words,

Send TrackBack pings to any site even if your blogging client doesn’t support TrackBack.
June 14, 2003 - 146 words, 68 comments

New MTAmazon forthcoming
A new version of MTAmazon will have some great new features. Filter BrowseNode and wishlist searches by keywords, search for items by price, and manage your customer’s Amazon shopping cart.
May 19, 2003 - 229 words, 37 comments

MT Text formatting buttons in Mozilla
Turn on Movable Type’s bold, italic, underline, and link buttons in Mozilla.
May 15, 2003 - 52 words, 11 comments

New Technorati plugin
A new version of the Technorati plugin handles errors in the Technorati XML better, has a bunch or new configuration options, and lets you use Movable Type date formatting commands.
May 14, 2003 - 109 words,

Technorati plugin
Dave Sifry has opened up a Technorati interface that allows outside developers to use the Technorati data. I’ve whipped up a quick MT plugin that can get the Technorati link Cosmos for your entire blog or a specific entry and insert it into your blog pages.
May 12, 2003 - 1714 words, 53 comments

Introducing Zempt, a multi-platform offline publishing tool for Movable Type.
May 5, 2003 - 518 words, 18 comments

Related Entries Revisited
A better way to create a list of related blog entries using MySQL fulltext indexes and the MTSQL plugin. Includes a complete technical overview of how the solution works and performance considerations.
May 1, 2003 - 807 words, 57 comments

MTAmazon, ETech and Jeff Bezos
Ben and Mena Trott met up with Jeff Bezos at ETech, and I bet they didn’t even mention MTAmazon.
April 27, 2003 - 20 words, 2 comments

SimpleComments 1.1
A new version of SimpleComments has comment numbers, entry containers, and can be used outside an entry.
April 23, 2003 - 155 words, 9 comments

Hosted Movable Type
Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type, have announed a hosted blogging service based on Movable Type techonology.
April 23, 2003 - 74 words, 1 comment

A port of some classic text filters to Movable Type. Translate your posts into Jive, Texas Drawl, Cockney, Swedish Chef, Valley Girl, German Accent, or Hunting Wabbits.
February 14, 2003 - 75 words, 32 comments

A Movable Type plugin that combines comments and TrackBacks into a single, simple list.
February 2, 2003 - 911 words, 84 comments

Comments, please
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.
February 2, 2003 - 89 words, 13 comments

External Links in new windows
Alter the behavior of external links in Movable Type.
January 10, 2003 - 245 words, 17 comments

A Movable Type plugin for plugin developers. Let people use expressions like <MTFoo bar="[MTEntryBody encode_xml="1"]"> in your plugins.
January 8, 2003 - 375 words, 2 comments

MTAmazon TrackBacks
Add your MTAmazon-powered site to the TrackBack-enabled list of example sites.
December 30, 2002 - 107 words,

RSS Ads in Movable Type
Using the Regex plugin to insert intelligent advertising into an RSS feed.
December 24, 2002 - 261 words, 3 comments

Related Keywords
An undocumented feature of the Related Entries plugin for Movable Type.
December 17, 2002 - 106 words, 15 comments

Double spaces
Responding to Scott Johnson’s challenge, an MT plugin for converting spaces.
October 14, 2002 - 63 words, 12 comments

Sanitary comments
The Sanitize plugin improves security for outside HTML on Movable Type Weblogs.
October 3, 2002 - 143 words, 1 comment

Creating a comments feed
How to create an RSS feed of your recent comments in Movable Type.
September 20, 2002 - 151 words, 9 comments

Recent Comments bug fix
A simple fix for a MySQL bug that kept Movable Type from displaying recent comments correctly.
September 10, 2002 - 304 words,

The WordCount plugin learns a new trick.
August 31, 2002 - 25 words, 2 comments

Better Amazon links
Earn a higher commission on sales through MTAmazon and provide a better experience to your users.
August 24, 2002 - 135 words, 5 comments

Comment notification hack
Fix an annoying comment notification quirk in Movable Type.
August 21, 2002 - 107 words, 17 comments

MTAmazon Sample Templates
Sample templates and output for MTAmazon.
August 9, 2002 - 278 words, 2 comments

Process Tags security update
You’ll want to read this if you use the Process Tags Movable Type plugin.
August 6, 2002 - 65 words, 1 comment

Process Tags plugin
A Movable Type plugin that allows you to use MT tags in your entry bodies, excerpts, category descriptions, or anywhere else.
August 5, 2002 - 414 words, 35 comments

Archive Date Header Plugin
MT plugin that groups your archives under a date header.
August 4, 2002 - 313 words, 19 comments

Unconventional use of MTAmazon
Brad Choate’s using the MTAmazon plugin in a different way.
August 2, 2002 - 44 words, 1 comment

MTAmazon 2.0
MTAmazon is a Movable Type plugin that displays products from on your site. It allows flexible searching and display of products from any of Amazon’s product categories. New in version 2.0 is caching, related products searching, and more tags for Amazon product information.
July 25, 2002 - 2181 words, 26 comments

Amazon plugin
MTAmazon is a Movable Type plugin that uses your Amazon Associate membership to retreive products from Amazon. It allows flexible searching and display of products from any of Amazon’s product categories.
July 14, 2002 - 868 words, 10 comments

Smart Comments for Movable Type
How to put grammatically correct comment counts (0 replies, 1 reply, 2 replies) in your Movable Type pages without JavaScript, PHP, or other server-side scripting.
July 9, 2002 - 690 words, 8 comments

Related Entries Plugin
A Movable Type plugin that inserts entries that are in the same category as the current entry. Now version 1.1.
July 6, 2002 - 295 words, 78 comments

SmartBody Plugin
Another Movable Type plugin. This one is a smart excerpt tag. If an entry has an excerpt, this tag inserts it. If there isn’t an excerpt, the entry body is used instead. Also includes an MTEntryIfExcerpt tag.
July 2, 2002 - 312 words, 15 comments

NicknameLink Plugin
A Movable Type plugin that updates the MTEntryAuthorLink to use the author’s nickname.
July 1, 2002 - 316 words, 7 comments

Word count plugin for Movable Type
MTWordCount is a Movable Type plugin that counts your entry’s words and inserts it into your page. Version 1.4 includes an image count for photo blogs.
June 27, 2002 - 298 words, 67 comments


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