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Entries form the basis of your blog; they are the content, whereas the
templates (below) generally define how that content appears. You can create
a new entry by logging in to Movable Type, selecting a blog, then clicking
Create New Entry. You can edit your existing entries by clicking
& Edit Entries, then selecting an entry from that list.
When creating a new entry, you will have the chance to set the following fields:
<$MTEntryCategory$>to display information about a single category.
For more information on managing categories, see CATEGORIES.
Moretext and enter only the
Blog Entrytext. Movable Type allows you to split up your entry for more flexibility in the display of that entry; for example, if you write very long entries, you may not want your entire entry on your index pages. You can use the two fields to control what gets displayed, and where.
Note that when the text of your entry and extended entry fields are output
into your public blog, paragraphs--blocks of text separated by two line
breaks--will be automatically enclosed within <p> and </p>
tags. If you do not want this transformation to occur, uncheck the
paragraph breaks option in the
Edit blog configuration screen.
MTEntryExcerpttag) by selecting the first twenty (20) words from your entry, followed by an ellipsis.
Draftwill not be published to your blog.
MTEntryIfAllowCommentsarea will be displayed (see documentation for the tag).
You can use the
PREVIEW button to preview your entry before posting;
CANCEL will return you to the List Entries page.
After you have saved a new entry, you will be transferred directly into editing mode for that entry. When editing an existing entry, you will have several new options:
Authored ondate and time for an entry. If you change this value, you must use the form
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS; otherwise you will get an error.
Assign Multiple Categorieslink opens a popup window that allows you to manage the secondary categories to which your entry is assigned.
DELETE ENTRY; you will then be asked to confirm that you really wish to delete the entry. Agree, and your entry will be deleted.
Note that, upon saving an entry that is marked for
Publish, your archives
for that entry, along with all of your indexes, are automatically rebuilt.
Thus you do not need to manually rebuild your files (see REBUILDING FILES,
below) after posting a new entry, or after editing an existing entry.
If you are using Movable Type on Internet Explorer for Windows, you can make use of a couple of keyboard shortcuts while editing your entries, to automatically insert HTML formatting tags. To use these shortcuts, select the text you wish to format in your entry, then press the appropriate keyboard shortcut combination:
Movable Type allows you to customize the New Entry and Edit Entry screens to fit with your usage of the system. This customization is done on a per-author, per-blog basis. In other words, as an author, you can have different screen layouts for each blog that you post to; and when you customize the screens, your preferences will not trample over those of any of the other authors in the system.
The system lets you choose between 2 predefined layouts (Basic and Advanced), or allows you to create a custom layout, where you choose the fields you would like displayed.
Advanced is the default layout.
In addition to configuring the fields that you would like displayed, you can also control the position of the button bar containing the SAVE, PREVIEW, and DELETE buttons. The button bar can be displayed either at the top of the page, above the entry-editing fields, or at the bottom, below the entry-editing fields.
There are times when you might wish to make changes in batch to your entries;
for example, if you wish to change a number of entries from
Publish, or if you wish to assign categories to entries you have
imported from another weblogging tool. In that case, you can use the Movable
Type's power-editing mode to edit multiple entries at once. Select the blog
containing the entries you'd like to edit; then go to
List & Edit Entries;
Open power-editing mode.
The controls on the power-editing screen works just like the standard
List & Edit Entries screen. You can filter the list of entries that you are
viewing by category, status, or author; and you can page through the entries
NEXT buttons at the bottom. On this screen, you
can edit the entry titles, categories, authored on dates, authors, and status
fields; after making the desired changes, save your entries by clicking