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Exploring Movable Type Plugins
As part of the giant overhaul I am preparing for kadavy.net, I was checking out all of the available plugins for Movable Type. So far,
- Compare, which enables you to use conditionals in your templates, is absolutely essential.
- I’ll also have to eventually get Acronym, which automatically attaches an acronym tag to known acronyms…and you can even add your own.
- Get XML looks very promising: you can suck data from an XML document to syndicate on your site. This would be good for syndicating my recent posts on Be A Design Group, but I couldn’t get it to work, and I think FatCow may not have the required Perl Modules installed, so I’m waiting to hear back on that.
- Notifier also looks nice. It enables users to subscribe to comments on specific entries.
- As a typography enthusiast, I have to get Smartypants to automatically generate “smart quotes”.
I also thought I saw one that would automatically generate hyperlinks for certain keywords that you could specify. That would also be a must-have. In exploring these plugins and Movable Type Template Tags, I am really beginning to appreciate how incredibly flexible Movable Type is.
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