Installing My Blogs

Installation is quite simple:

  1. Extract the distribution (the .zip or .tar.gz file) and preserve the directories. The directories that have been unpacked correspond to the directories in your Movable Type installation. Upload these directories to your Movable Type installation such that file structure looks like so (where mt-static is your StaticWebPath):

       |__ mt-static/
       |   |__ plugins/
       |       |__ MyBlogs/
       |           |__ images/
       |              |__ asset-icon.png
       |              |__ blog-create-bg.gif
       |              |__ page-icon.png
       |              |__ system-create-bg.gif
        |__ plugins/
            |__ MyBlogs/
                |__ tmpl/
                   |__ myblogs_config.tmpl
                   |__ myblogs_widget.tmpl
  2. If the plugin has been correctly installed, you will see the following under System Overview > Plugins

    My Blogs Registration

  3. To add My Blogs to your dashboard, simply browse to a dashboard and you will now find a drop down menu now appears at the bottom of the main content section. Choose My Blogs from this drop down menu and click Add. The page will now refresh and the My Blogs widget will now appear

    Add Widget

    Note: The system overview dashboard and blog dashboards are all configured separately. If you want My Blogs to appear for all your dashboards, you will have to add them individually to each dashboard as Step 3 describes.

  4. The widget has two configuration options that can be set from the System Overview > Plugins screen. These determine the order that blogs will appear in the My Blogs widget.

    My Blogs System Settings


demonsurfer said:
on May 25, 2008 6:24 AM | Reply

Got the email, clicked the link to d/l the plugin, and.. nothing.

demonsurfer said:
on May 25, 2008 6:25 AM | Reply

Nevermind, it worked this time.. weirdness. Thanks Arvind.

demonsurfer said:
on May 25, 2008 6:30 AM | Reply

fine with MT version 4.15b2-en with: Professional Pack 1.11 :)


This is part of the official user manual for My Blogs, a plugin for Movable Type by Arvind Satyanarayan.

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