- – a plugin which increases the junk score of trackback pings to old entries.
- BigPAPI – a meta-plugin which enables other plugins to alter the MT administration interface.
- – lets you display entries from particular categories, or exclude specific categories.
- Collect – useful for generating statistics like the number of links or images in a post.
- DateTags – adds some extra date related tags – for example, you can show entries from the past 5 days exluding today.
- Markdown – a text formatting plugin.
- SimpleComments – shows trackbacks and comments as one. Currently just use this for the MTSimpleCommentCount tag which shows the total number of comments and trackbacks combined as I no longer mix pings and comments together.
- UpdateAuthoredOn – adds an ‘Update’ button next to the Date field on the entry edit screen to set the entry to the current date or time.
- WeblogsActionMenu – provides quick links to the main screens in the MT admin interface.
- Acronym – adds definitions for abbreviations and acronyms.
- MT-Gizmos – a variety of useful template tags and global tag attributes.
- MT-RelatedEntries – lists other entries in the same category or with the same keyword.
- MT-WordCount – counts the number of words and images in an entry.
- – allows the combining of content from two blogs on the same installation and the triggering of cross-blog rebuilds.
- PHP-TypeKey – a plugin of my own that I’m working on that replicates the function of but using PHP instead of Server Side Includes. The Perl bit is done but I haven’t released it because I haven’t been able to get a version that works with dynamic publishing done yet – if anyone wants to take up the baton here I’d really appreciate it.
- MTEntryIfComments – lets you display different content if there are no comments, or just one comment. Version 2.0, which I upgraded to today, now also works for trackback pings.
- MTWordStats – no longer available from its author. This plugin lets you count words, syllables, sentences and paragraphs in both individual entries and globally. I don’t use this anymore however and it’s disabled.
- SmartyPants – adds fancy quote marks to your entries.
- – adds template tags that let you count down to a specific date or time. Currently disabled but I may re-enable it in a couple of months for a birthday countdown.
- MTIfEmpty – adds a couple of conditional tags to test if specific fields are empty or not. Useful for all sorts of things.
- MTKeywordList – expands the keywords field for use with tags.
- – cross-posts new entries to LiveJournal.
- MTMacros – lets you specify HTML macros, so that when I type ‘Hari’ it gets underlined with a tooltip saying ‘Neil’s girlfriend’.
- SafeHref – makes sure that any non-valid URLs in entries are fixed so as not to break HTML validity.
- MTOnThisDay – displays entries written on that day over previous years. Used on the home page.
- – counts the total number of pings on a blog and other trackback-related stuff.
- – displays a given number of random entries.
- MT-Notifier – allows readers to subscribe to new comments on entries.
- RightFields – lets you modify the display of existing fields on the edit entry pages and add extra ones.
- Template Backup and Refresh – built-in plugin for restoring templates back to the defaults.
- Nofollow – built-in plugin for adding ‘
rel="nofollow"‘ to links in comments and pings.
- – lets commenters sign-in using OpenID or their LiveJournal accounts.
- TypeMover – facilitates the moving of content between one blog and another, and provides better backups. Currently disabled as I don’t need it right now.
- PowerRebuild – makes rebuilding stuff easier.
- Real 😉 Comment Throttle – improves MT’s built-in comment throttling in the case of a major spam attack.
- SpamLookup – the built-in spam prevention powerhouse.
“But that’s only 36!” you may be thinking. Well, two of those have been removed altogether since yesterday since I can’t think of any reason why I’d need to use them in future or have been made redundant by a new version of another plugin, and the other is one that I’ve written myself but it doesn’t really do anything yet.
And even though I have 30 plugins enabled, MT still works pretty well – a testament to Six Apart’s quality control.
So, since everyone likes a good meme, how many plugins do you have in your Movable Type installation? Swap ‘Movable Type’ for ‘WordPress’ or whatever if you don’t use MT.