Please see this entry regarding CustomFields and Movable Type 4.x
CustomFields, the aptly named plugin, brings custom field functionality to Movable Type's system objects (such as entries, categories, authors etc.). Easily create a variety of different field which then automatically appear whilst you are editing (as demonstrated by the screenshots below). Publishing this custom data is also extremely easy through the use of custom template tags. CustomFields (for Movable Type 3.2 and 3.3) also provided author archiving which was the last sorely lacking archive type (but was built into the product with MT 4.0).
Examples of live sites using CustomFields include:
The Movable Type Plugins Directory where custom fields hold metadata on the plugin (such as plugin version, homepage URL etc.)
Movalog Plugins - this site, similar to the Plugins Directory, has a series of category custom fields (where plugins are categories) that hold metadata.
- CustomFields for any Movable Type system objects (by default entries, pages, categories, folders and authors)
- A variety of different field types (including textboxes, checkboxes, drop down menus, radio buttons and asset/file selectors)
- Further field types can be created by other plugins (see developer documentation)
- Seamless integration with Movable Type
- Custom template tags allow you to easily publish custom data
- Sorting by custom fields for all supported system objects block/container tags (for example
- Compatibility with 3rd party posting clients (such as Ecto, wbloggar and Windows Live Writer)