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Open Sourcing GeoType, PostOffice, CAS, BuildTracer

By Natalie Podrazik
Posted March 11, 2010.

Hi all,

We’ve open sourced a few more plugins, and they’re all available in the Six Apart Github repository!

  • GeoType allows you to associate GoogleMap data with an entry. Each map extends the MT Asset framework, so it’s managed similar to uploaded images or documents, and associated to an entry in the exact same way.

    1. PostOffice enables blog posting via email. You may have been following along in MTOS earlier this week about this one, Brad Choate made a lot of handy fixes.

    2. CentralAuthenticationService allows you to configure MT to delegate user authentication to a CAS server in place of the built-in native authentication scheme.

    3. BuildTracer benchmarks statically-published templates and provides a visual display of how long it takes each tag to publish. It’s originally by Akira and available on his site, but we’ve been updating it in Github to match the latest builds of MT.

Since we’re releasing these plugins as open-source and they’re not officially supported by Six Apart, we invite the community to improve upon them. Anyone and everyone is welcome to follow and contribute to the projects’ Github repositories.




PRO IT Service

PRO IT Service on May 24, 2010, 10:39 a.m. Reply

These plugins are extraordinary Natalie!

What I appreciate the most is the PostOffice one and the BuildTracer, but definitely they are all excellent tools.

Many thanks to Six Apart for providing us so many excellent resources.


maagzuur on February 12, 2011, 4:42 p.m. Reply

the links arent working anymore, do you have any mirror links? Thanks!

wii ombouwen

wii ombouwen on April 28, 2011, 5:47 a.m. Reply

I have the same problem links dont work anymore

wii ombouwen

wii ombouwen on May 21, 2011, 6:54 p.m. Reply

Links still dont work :(

Takeshi Nick Osanai

Takeshi Nick Osanai on May 22, 2011, 7:20 p.m. Reply


Thank your for your report. Broken links have been modified.


Dolores on July 14, 2012, 6:42 a.m. Reply

I really like geo type plugin. It helps give to my readers personal information which is not available on the other blogs.


Dolores on August 6, 2012, 6:37 a.m. Reply

I forgot to say thank you for your work :)

male extra

male extra on September 4, 2012, 9:32 a.m. Reply

Some of these plugins look great. I particularly like the GeoType plugin, getting Google maps info on some of my pages will be super helpful.

Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor on October 25, 2012, 8:55 p.m. Reply

Post office is a great plugin. Now I can post via my phone more easily :)


Fernando on November 14, 2012, 4:31 a.m. Reply

The links are OK, I just downloaded GeoType plugin which seems to me to be a great one :) I am really thankful to the authors of this one :)