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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

Deprecated: This directive was deprecated in version 4.2 in exchange for SearchAltTemplate directive. The purpose and the behavior of the two directives are exactly the same.

This configuration directive specifies an alternative search template; this may be required if you have multiple weblogs or alternate templates to provide different versions of your search results, as well. You can define as many alternate templates as you want.


AltTemplate work work.tmpl

This sets up the alternate template for the “work” search.