The Promote This! Plugin for MT

constructionI'm trying out a plugin for Movable Type called Promote This!. It makes it easier to add quick links to add entries to Digg,, Furl, Reddit, Google, StumbleUpon and other social bookmarking sites.

I'm now building these links here on the home page, on the permalink page, the monthly archive page and the category page, so I don't know what this extra strain will do to rebuild times. Let me know if you experience any weird delays posting comments or whatever.

While we're discussing delays, the Archive page now gets built once at night instead of every time a new entry or comment is added. That's why the recent posts and comments you see on that page are always from the previous day.

That is all. Remember, if you like an entry, it's now really easy to Digg it, add it to your bookmarks and all that funky web 2.0 jazz.

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Mike Boon

I'm already experiencing a few issues... A plugin conflict pehaps? Investigation, underway.

February 10, 2007 @ 4:05 PM

Mike Boon

Ok, I'm just going to do this the old fashioned way. If you want to mimic this in Movable Type, here's the code.

<a href="<$MTEntryPermalink$>" title="Submit <$MTEntryTitle remove_html="1"$> to DIGG" target="_blank">Digg It!</a> <a href="<$MTEntryPermalink$>&title=<$MTEntryTitle encode_url="1"$>" title="Submit <$MTEntryTitle remove_html="1"$> to" target="_blank">Add to</a> <a href="<$MTEntryPermalink$>&title=<$MTEntryTitle encode_url="1"$>" title="Submit <$MTEntryTitle remove_html="1"$> to" target="_blank">Submit to</a>

Note: This doesn't require any additional plugin. The Promote This! plugin may work fine for others, but I'm finding it rather inconsistent.

February 10, 2007 @ 4:39 PM

Byrne Reese

What issues are you experiencing? Maybe I can help.

February 10, 2007 @ 6:48 PM

Mike Boon

Email sent! Thanks, Byrne.

February 10, 2007 @ 9:41 PM

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