April 14, 2004

Thingys & Doodads - I

Thingys & Doodads, aka javascripts and MT coding, are things that can make your blog more reader friendly.

One of the doodads I like to employ on my site is to list the blogs that link to a particular post under my posted by line. I figger that if they link to my site, the least I can do is to make sure my reader can see who linked what from where without having to open the trackback window. Think about it for a second... how many times do you click through the trackback window to see who linked to a post... none???

Here is a sample of what the code produces:


In the extended entry, I have listed the code and given instructions as to where to insert it into your template. If you have any trouble installing it, let me know and I'll help you out.

This code will list your trackback pings under your by-line:

<b><$MTPingBlogName$></b> links with: <a href="<$MTPingURL$>"><$MTPingTitle$></a>


Insert this code in your Body section, after the code for your “Posted By…” line, above the </div> tag. This will give the code the same formatting as the posted by line.

If you want to give it different formatting, put it below the </div> tag, in it's own div class. Then give that div class formatting in your stylesheet under it's own class name.

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 14, 2004 07:31 PM

Thanks MW! I've been meaning to do this, but it's always easier to just cut and paste! :D

Posted by Pixy Misa at April 15, 2004 02:39 AM

very handy! thanks.

Posted by SpaceMonkey at April 17, 2004 05:01 AM

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

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