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A new version of the YUI Rich Text Editor in MovableType is available, this version adds a new button to your toolbar that will search your entry's text and extract terms that can then easily be added as tags.

Personally, I can never think of proper tags for all my entries, so I created this. Based on an article from, I took the concepts there and added them to the YUI RTE plugin.

To enable auto-tagging you will need to get yourself an appid from the Yahoo! Developer Network, but it's very straightforward.

Once you have an appid, enter it into the blog plugin config page and a button will be added to your RTE toolbar which, when pressed, will scan your text for terms and present you with a list of suggested tags, which you can then click on to add them to your tags field.

Currently only searches the active page (body/extended), so try it on both to get the best results if you are using an extended entry.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for MovableType 4 v1.3

Another simple update to use the latest YUI library (2.7.0)

There's changes in config.js and js/load.js as the Element utility came out of Beta

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v1.2
This update merely makes the plugin use the latest (2.6.0) library.

A small change was made in config.js, so back that up if you've made your own customisations, and change ConfigYUIBase to be "".

The other change is in load.js, so if you are hosting the YUI scripts locally you'll still need the update.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v1.1

Updated to show creations now that the official site has an RSS feed.

Working on´┐Żachievements´┐Żand Sporecasts for the next versions Action Stream 0.1

A very simple action stream to add your activities on to your stream.

The plugin pulls in plugins you have posted and your "activity" as defined by the list on your profile page.

As the actual XML for your recent activity is not very useful, this pulls out the relevant information and formats it for stream display.

This first version is rough round the edges for the "activity" stream, I would prefer it to display exactly as it does on, but the plugin section is as good as it will get!

Feed and category available as usual.

Download Action Stream v0.1
At last I can make this 1.0!

IE6 is not yet perfect, but as good as it can get until Yahoo! update the CSS for the editor.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v1.0

Version Notes:
  • Width tweaked to make IE6 look better


Updated version to include URLs properly and default show (not hide)

Download Sporepedia Action Stream Plugin for MovableType v0.2
Preliminary action stream plugin to share your creatures in your blog.

Download Sporepedia Action Stream Plugin for MovableType v0.1
Finally cracked the IE7 issues (I hope!  Please let me know if you find anything) and nearly ready to call this version 1.

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v0.9.10

Version Notes:
  • Seem to have fixed the IE7 display issues
  • Tweaks here and there for layout in IE
Fair few little tweaks here and a change of thinking around the config file.

Major thanks to Dav Glass (the author of the Editor) for helping me out by pointing out the blindingly obvious and not getting mad at my idiocy!

Download YUI Rich Text Editor for Movabletype 4 v0.9.9

Version Notes:
  • Added 'ConfigYUIBase' to config.js so that you can host the YUI build files locally (this will negate the need for different versions of my plugin)
  • Moved to dynamic loading of required JS and CSS files to enable above, stopped short of the YUI loader for performance reasons
  • Added a function to config.js with a reference to the editor object that is called after load so that your own customisations can be added
  • Added full screen view
  • Fixed HTML editor box showing wrong size in FF (still an issue in IE)
  • Added insert file option that uses MT's asset dialog (if you have ConfigUseMTAssets set true)
  • Rearranged new buttons on menu
  • Fixed code to adjust containing DIV that was wrong, but somehow worked.  Thanks to Dav.
  • Various tweaks and bits to existing code/functions and additional comments