Tutorial to implement Category Icons in 'Movable Type'

If you don't manage a website or a blog, please ignore this posting.

For those of you who use 'Movable Type', I have created a tutorial that will go over the steps on implementing Category icons.

After using Movable Type for a couple of months, I decided that on my index page, an image corresponding to the post's category should be shown, making it easy for the reader to automatically look for their favorite types of articles (this is similar to what is displayed on Slashdot.org).

If you are interested in the tutorial, click on the link below:


Posted by David Melle
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Hello! I was looking for exactly the information you're offering in your tutorial. It took me a while to figure out why I couldn't get your instructions to work, but I finally got it.

You say to put <IMG src="http://www.yoursite.com/images/<$MTEntryCategory$ dirify='1'>.jpg">

...but the final string sign ($) is in the wrong place. It should be as follows:

<IMG src="http://www.yoursite.com/images/<$MTEntryCategory dirify='1'$>.jpg">

Thanks for the help though!

Posted by: Anders at October 12, 2002 01:46 AM

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