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May 22, 2009

Quick Fixes for Common Itches

By Anil Dash and posted in Tips & Tricks.

Every once in a while, if you use Movable Type long enough, you can run into little glitches or things that are confusing. We thought we’d round up a couple of random ones that have seemed common lately, with the hopes that it makes things a little more fun and a little less frustrating. Filtering entries by category name gets weird if my category name has spaces! This one cropped up in Movable Type 4.25 (the release where Motion was introduced). If you have a category name like “Diamonds & Pearls” and you set <mt:entries category=”Diamonds & Pearls”>, you get an error instead of your entries! No good. So, we made a quick little patch (link outdated) to fix it. Just follow the outlined steps there and you should be set. Sometimes I can’t click into the text editor when writing an entry or page! Oooh, tricky. What’s probably happened here is your mt-config.cgi file lists the full path for your site’s MT install, something like StaticWebPath but you’ve visited your MT install at, without the “www” part. Because of the web browser security works, MT can’t load the editor part of the Create Entry screen, and that makes…

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