Okay, I've finally "fixed" my templates for MovableType. There should no longer be and stupid pop-ups on my archive pages or new entries (I didn't regen all 750+ old ones). Feel free to steal my templates. I use MT's ability to link a template to a file on disk to guarantee that those will always be exactly what I'm using.

MovableType is great. Except for that.

I never understood why the default templates use pop-ups for comments and TrackBack. No longer will you be subject to them here.

In reality, I've been phasing this in over time. I just happened to do the last 5% of it this evening.


Posted by jzawodn at June 04, 2003 11:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Arve said:

You still have one residue popup on your site - The <MTCommentAuthorLink> still insists on adding target="_blank" to your popups.

Not to say it can't be fixed: http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/76.html has instructions for correcting this.

on June 5, 2003 03:00 AM
# milbertus said:

I think the main reason for the popups is that (for Trackbacks, anyway) this will always guarantee the latest ones will be shown. When an MT blog gets pinged, only the index templates are rebuilt, not any of the archive pages (this would take to long, and the blog that is pinging you will most likely timeout). To correct this, I just using some PHP to dynamically read in all of the pings on my individual archive, and I'm set.

on June 5, 2003 04:39 AM
# Harald said:

MT doesn't rebuild pages on Trackbacks, because it takes too long (and there's a short time available to respond to the RPC).

There's a patch available that lets you set, for each template, when it gets rebuilt (new entry, new comment, new ping, only on forced rebuild, etc.) that allows you to dynamically rebuild when new pings come in without it taking too long.


on June 5, 2003 06:36 AM
# Anil said:

Jeremy, you might be pleased to know that I hate the popups as much as you do. Make of that what you will. :)

on June 10, 2003 06:50 AM
# Sharper said:

Hate the popups from MT, love the rest of the comment infrastructure, though.

on June 11, 2003 01:35 PM
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