Movable Type Monday: Comment Authors, Stock Quotes, Github, and More

Filed as Features on April 28, 2009 9:17 am

Happy Monday, folks! We have some new Movable Type plugins to tell you about, plus some documentation to help you operate your MT blog better.

Comment Author Context — This plugin, from Six Apart employee Brad Choate, allows you to use the various author-related template tags to output information about a commenter. This can be especially useful if you’re wanting to use custom fields in your comment section.

Stock Quotes — Are you a business blogger? If so, this plugin might be for you. Based on the content of your post, it suggests stock quotes you might want to include. The ticker symbols will link back to Wikinvest, makers of the plugin.

Github Action Streams — In case you don’t know, Github is a source code repository provider. With this plugin, created by Brendan O’Connor, you can add your actions on Github to your Action Stream.

Finally, Byrne Reese has added another chapter to the Movable Type Open Source Operations Manual. This chapter covers the MT Publish Queue, and how to use it to reduce redundant publishing, offload publishing jobs to another server, and speed up commenting. Lots of good information here.

What have you done with Movable Type this week? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. By Stocks pick posted on July 23, 2009 at 10:08 pm
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    Awesome stock quotes plugin, it’s a very useful tool . Since we’re in the mood of sharing, I’d like to share with you a site that I’ve been using for a few months that has helped me quite a bit with backtesting my strategy with stock picks and stock quotes; wikinancial.com

    Great place for newbies like myself and also for advanced traders, wonderful place to learn and interact with the community.

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