Survey: When Creating an Entry, What Fields Do You Use?

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Published on May 9, 2006 at 12:10 PM EST
Last updated on June 3, 2006 at 11:48 PM EST

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When I first started with Movable Type, I would fill in a title and write the entire post in the Entry Body. I graduated to splitting the text into the Extended Entry, and started using categories. Soon the Keywords and Excerpt fields played an important role, too. I haven’t needed Key Values, CustomFields or RightFields—yet!

But maybe I’m not typical. What fields do you use to publish your site? I haven’t come up with every possible field combination; just pick what’s close.

Voting is closed for this survey. Results are below.

Total votes received so far: 16.

Just the basics: I only use the Title and Entry Body fields. has received 3 votes, or 19%.


Title, Category, Entry Body, and Extended Entry has received 5 votes, or 31%.


Title, Category, Entry Body, Extended Entry, Keywords and Excerpts has received 2 votes, or 13%.


I need more! I'm using Key Values, CustomFields and/or RightFields. has received 6 votes, or 38%.


Bah! I don't even use Movable Type! has received 0 votes, or 0%.


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