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October 2, 2007

Recent Posts in Movable Type

I've never liked how Movable Type handles Recent Entries. They only show up on the main index page, the very place where your recent posts are already displayed. Why show a list of titles in the sidebar, when you're already displaying the entries themselves. Here's how I 'fix' that so recent entries show up elsewhere, but not on the main page. The beauty of this approach is that you don't even have to republish to have Recent Entries show up on all your pages even if they're static.

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March 9, 2007

Text formatting MT Plugins

I just installed a set of MT plugins which I hope will make it easier to post entries in general, and code samples in particular.

The plugins are MT-Textile, SmartyPants and MTCodeBeautifier.

Respectively they should let me format my entries, use proper quote characters, and format code samples.

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