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Why not try this treat in your restaurant?

Combining lastn and days in <MTEntries>

An exquisite, new combination of two different treats.

Basic Photoblog (Gallery) Templates

A spaghetti noodle sauced with detailed templates to build your own photo gallery in Movable Type.

Useful, Easy to Read Titles

A clear title let's the search engines find your site. Served with baked or mashed potato.

Comment Authors Don't Deserve to be Redirected

One of the coolest things I've read in Hacking Movable Type has also been the simplest: how to not redirect a comment author link. Do you ever move your mouse over a comment author's name to see their website address...

Displaying a "No Comment/Trackback Received Yet" Message

One of the changes I made with Scrapbook, the new site design, is to add a little "no comments yet" or "no TrackBacks yet" message to the entries that haven't received any. Using a little PHP, it's easy to do....

Don't Forget <MTEntryExcerpt>!

I keep reading about people needing another field for tags or whatever, because they're already using the Keywords field (<MTEntryKeywords> tag) for something else. Don't forget, the Excerpt field (<MTEntryExcerpt> tag) is--or can be--available to use! If you're currently using...

A Tag-Suggest Feature (for use with Technorati, a subject index, or anything else)

The idea of "tags" and "tagging" has become very popular in the recent past. The idea behind tags is really that of organization and cross-referencing, though specific implementation and implementation with Movable Type varies. TechnoratiTags and ishbadiddle's subject index are...

Creating a Google Suggest-Style Search

Google Suggest offers suggestions while you're typing in a search term. If you don't know exactly what you're looking for or how to spell it, the Suggest feature can make finding what you want easier. I've added the same...

Building a Weighted Post Date List

Really, this is just stretching the work I did to create the previous weighted lists (keywords and categories). This weighted post date list shows when you've posted the most to your Movable Type weblog(s), sort of like the BlogTimes plugin--but...

Building a Weighted Category List

A while ago I read What's this blog about?, which showed a weighted list of keywords that appears on his site. I thought that was a cool idea, to show--based on font size--the most written-about topics. What I put together...

Using HTML Tags as "Glue"

In creating templates for your Movable Type installation, you'll find that the <MTEntryCategories>, <MTCategories>, and <MTParentCategories> container tags have a "glue" attribute. The glue attribute is used to separate items with a string. For example, joining category/subcategory names together with...

Using Google AdSense Channels to track Clicks in Movable Type Categories

If you're part of Google's AdSense program you can set up Channels to help track where Clicks are coming from on your web site. The obvious (and easy) thing to do is assign a different Channel to your front page...

PHP Include'd Inline Comments For Movable Type

A few months back I implemented Inline Trackbacks using PHP as outlined in Learning Movable Type. The benefit is that Trackbacks become dynamic, not requiring a rebuild to be publicly visible--in other words, less work for me! With that idea...