I’ve spent the last few hours installing a number of plugins for MT.

The first couple plugins effect the index pages. The first is the now dynamic copyright statement on the home page of the site, it will update as time goes on. It does the copyright based on the year of the first entry and the year of the last entry, so since my first entry was in 2003 and my last entry (as of this post) was in 2004 the copyright statement reads ©2003-2004.

the next can currently be seen below the copyright statement until I design a better template to decide where to put it. It shows what movies I currently have checked out in my Netflix account, very cool dynamic feature.

The next two have to do with automatic formatting of blog entries. The first of the 2 looks for acronyms like HTML, CGI, MT, SQL, ACTD, AOL, and more and makes them into acronym tags (try putting your cursor over those acronyms if they are showing up underlined. If they don’t show up underlined that means that your browser doesn’t support acronym tags.

The second creates automatic links to bible verses. When I type in John 3:16 you should see a link to that bible verse, and John 11:35 and Esther 8:9 and Psalm 23

These modules should make my blog a lot more exciting. I can’t wait to load some more!

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Nick Moline

Nick is a Senior Software Engineer at Justia.com, a company that makes legal information freely available online. Besides his work, Nick is an avid enthusiast in areas of Technology, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Musical Theater, and everything Disney.

  • cap

    Just would like to point out that although I still play with plugins, the plugins mentioned in this blog entry were for movable type and so this post is basically invalid as I am now using a completely different blog software with different plugins. Perhaps I will find plugins to do these same things for Blog:CMS, or perhaps I’ll write them myself, can’t be sure.

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