Archives for May 2010

YUI Editor in Movabletype v1.0

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments
At last I can make this 1.0!

IE6 is not yet perfect, but as good as it can get until Yahoo! update the CSS for the editor.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v1.0

Version Notes:
1.0
  • Width tweaked to make IE6 look better

 

Collating Action Streams

Richard Benson13 May 2010MT Tipscomments
Yves Luther has come up with another great idea for action streams, however his solution didn't quite fit with what I expected it to do, plus it doesn't "strap on" to the default action stream templates very well.

The problem is when you use feeds that are updated frequently, Last.FM listened to tracks and uploading whole sets of photos, it floods your action stream with so many entries that other things can get lost in the noise.  Now if you're like me and listen to music all day every day, then you would normally just turn off something like the last.fm feeds.

However, wouldn't it be nice to capture and show that information in a way that doesn't compromise the importance of other items in your action stream?
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Varying display of Action Streams based on content

Richard Benson13 May 2010MT Tipscomments
Following on from my last post about combining Action Stream data with entries (which has been superceded by an offical MT post and plugin from one of their devs), the next thing to do with Action Streams is to change their appearence based on their content/source.

The mechanisms to do this are all included in the plugin, but require a little tender love and care to get the desired effect.  Here is how I did it.
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Combining entries with Action Stream data

Richard Benson13 May 2010MT Tipscomments
First off, credit where credit is due; this method is entirely the property of Yves Luther, I am merely providing it in English in an instructional capacity.

So, you can see on my home page that my blog posts are nicely mixed in with my action stream entries, which for blogs with infrequent updates or personal sites, means you have a collection that summarises (most of) your activity on the web as a whole.  The beuty of Yves solution is it's simplicity and flexibility.  Once set up, the choice of exactly how to display your home page is completely up to you.

Also on my home page are variations on styling and content based on the service providing the action, this is something I will detail in a later post.
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YUI in MovableType v0.9.7

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments
Another update, please see original post for details.

Download 0.9.7

To-Do:
  • Add option for local or Yahoo! hosted JS
  • Get text area to expand with the iframe if autoheight is on
  • Find out what is going on with IE7 and the button problem
0.9.7
  • Fixed Dirty flag always being true and showing you the "are you sure you want to leave this page" dialog
  • Got the turning RTE off and on through MT drop-down working
  • Added config file for easy configuration
  • Switched to using Yahoo! hosted JS files
  • IE7 problem still exists

YUI RTE in MovableTyle v0.9.5

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments

Updated version, please see original post for details.

VERSION NOTES:
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0.9.5 - Nearly at final
    ~ Now uses MT's asset managment as an option (default is on)
    ~ IE7 still throws a wobbly with the toolbar every now and then,
      some times it just lays the alignment buttons in column, other
      times the buttons are all over the place.
    ~ Removed the MT convert_breaks drop down as have built in a HTML
      editor and having this AND the HTML edit function was not compatible.
    ~ Form tags are still removed, but the contents left behind, this can be
      changed easily, let me know.

Download YUI Editor for MovableType

YUI Rich Text Editor in MovableType

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments
UPDATE: I've set up a feed and a category to help keep up to date

YUI has become my new favourite Rich Text Editor and I have been implementing it left right and center. It's extensability, features and ease of use are unparralled. It made sense for all these features to be available to me in MovableType also but no-one seems to have yet done that.  What choice did I have but to do it myself?
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YUI Editor in Movabletype v0.9.9

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments
Fair few little tweaks here and a change of thinking around the config file.

Major thanks to Dav Glass (the author of the Editor) for helping me out by pointing out the blindingly obvious and not getting mad at my idiocy!

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v0.9.9

Version Notes:
0.9.9
  • Added 'ConfigYUIBase' to config.js so that you can host the YUI build files locally (this will negate the need for different versions of my plugin)
  • Moved to dynamic loading of required JS and CSS files to enable above, stopped short of the YUI loader for performance reasons
  • Added a function to config.js with a reference to the editor object that is called after load so that your own customisations can be added
  • Added full screen view
  • Fixed HTML editor box showing wrong size in FF (still an issue in IE)
  • Added insert file option that uses MT's asset dialog (if you have ConfigUseMTAssets set true)
  • Rearranged new buttons on menu
  • Fixed code to adjust containing DIV that was wrong, but somehow worked.  Thanks to Dav.
  • Various tweaks and bits to existing code/functions and additional comments

YUI Editor in Movabletype v0.9.8

Richard Benson13 May 2010YUIEditor, MT Pluginscomments
Tiny (but important) update this time, I have added the option for xhtml code to be produced and set that as the default.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v0.9.8

Version Notes:
0.9.8
  • Added option in config.js for xhtml compliant code. Default is set to xhtml, but other options are available, see the config file for details.

Adding YUI RTE in MovableType Community Solution

Richard Benson13 May 2010MovableType, MT Tipscomments

On certain sites, you may want to allow your users a little more freedom with their comments, or if you're using the community templates in MovableType, then you may want to improve the "Create Entry" screens to allow rich text.

 
I managed to squeeze the YUI RTE into a stock forum template set, then just haven't got round to writing it up yet. ?You can see it in action here, and below the jump is the write-up, it's surprisingly easy!
 
I've also put it on here, for registered commenters, something else that needs a write-up really!

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