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Collating and displaying content from multiple sources using Movable Type

By Byrne Reese
Posted August 7, 2008, in Hacks.

Nick O'Neill just published a great screencast and howto about using a plugin few people know about: Mark Pasc's Order plugin for Movable Type.

Order is a plugin that allows one to build and merge a list of content from various sources and then to sort and display them in a single list together. What is especially powerful about the Order plugin is the ability to not only pull together content form multiple sources, but also the ability to collate content of wildly different structures and types.

In Nick's screencast he shows how he used this plugin on his own Movable Type-powered blog to interleave entries from two different blogs, as well as actions from Mark's Action Stream plugin into a single list on his homepage. He even makes available the code he uses on his own blog so that others can easily replicate it.

Order Screencast from nick o'neill on Vimeo.




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errol on July 19, 2012, 9:10 p.m. Reply

Sounds like an interestin plugin, but how it works with duplicate content? Is there a danger our site to be banned from Google and move down in the SERP because of that?

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.