I made some changes to the templates today, cos I learnt a bit more about plug-ins. All of this with much help from Learning Movable Type.

My god I have to much to learn.

As a reminder to myself, here’s what I did.

1. category archive

To put a menu at the top of the category archive that points the readers to the previous and next category, I got a plug-in from bradchoate.

After installation, add this to the category archive template:

<div id=”menu”>
<a href=”<$MTCategoryArchiveLink$>”> « <$MTCategoryLabel$></a> |
</MTCategoryPrevious> <
a href=”<$MTBlogURL$>”>Main</a> <MTCategoryNext> |
<a href=”<$MTCategoryArchiveLink$>”><$MTCategoryLabel$> »</a>

2. blacklist

Then I got the mt-blacklist plug-in from jayallen. It’s dead easy to install and configure.

To maintain, execute from here:

3. comments & trackback files

Renamed mt-comments.cgi to mt-cmts.cgi, similarly mt-tb.cgi to mt-tbk.cgi and changed mt-cfg.


# CommentScript
# TrackbackScript
# SearchScript
# XMLRPCScript
# ViewScript

with (don’t forget delete the #):

CommentScript mt-cmts.cgi
TrackbackScript mt-tbk.cgi
# SearchScript
# XMLRPCScript
# ViewScript

4. close comments

This plug-in from rayners that closes comments and pings for entries x days old.

To maintain, execute here

Hey it’s fun to be a beginner.