Working with MT Part 2

After taking some rest for a while, I continued my work on my weblog late in the night of Sunday and early in the morning of Monday, which is today, by doing the following things:

  • Refining the CSS file and enhancing the look of this weblog by adding a new navigation menu for comment and trackback, removing the side menu on the archive pages and placing some images to be used with the entry titles.
  • Applying the Collapsing Entries and Comments script on the main index page. Instead of continuing reading the extended entry text on the new page, the code will insert it into the document without leaving the current page. Actually, this modification was one of the first things I did when I used MT for the first time. So, I just wanted to mention it here, just in case you might want to have the same thing. πŸ™‚
  • Installing Jay Allen’s MT-BlackList plug-in for MovableType to eradicate comment and trackback spam.
  • Modifying the look of the Monthly Archives menu you see on the right menu with this code:

    <form name="jump2">
    <select name="myjumpbox"
    OnChange="document.location=jump2.myjumpbox.options[selectedIndex].value">
    <option selected>Please Select…</option>
    <MTArchiveList archive_type="Monthly">
    <option value="<$MTArchiveLink$>"><$MTArchiveDate format="%B %Y"$></option>
    </MTArchiveList>
    </select>
    </form>

    I’m sorry, I can’t remember anymore where I got this code. I guess I found it on the MT Support Forum.

Alright, that will be all for now. The other parts of Working with MT on my weblog will follow soon. πŸ™‚

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