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Intermediate Plugin API Topics: Taking Your Plugin to the Next Level

With the basics behind us we can begin tackling problems and issues that you are much more likely to face in the real world. Not only are we going to revisit some of the topics previously discussed in order to cover them in much greater detail, but we are going to introduce entirely new concepts that range across the entire spectrum of Movable Type’s capabilities.

Each topic will follow a simple pattern in its example: a config.yaml excerpt and a code sample in Perl that is meant for your file. With a more complete view of the capabilities of Movable Type’s registry we will then dive much deeper into Movable Type’s Perl API, exploring its many interfaces and capabilities.

First up though are in depth look at two things we already familiar with:

  • configuration directives
  • template tags