April 13, 2005
If any movable type guru stumbles upon this humble blog, I would appreciate any tips on how to create categories within the links section.
Posted by arno0156 at April 13, 2005 9:44 AM
Hello. My name is Shane Nackerud and I am the project manager for UThink. Hopefully you have already figured this out, but every category you create and fill with posts will automatically show up in the category section of your home page. It looks like you have already created a "Blogging" category which now has one entry. Does this make sense, or have I misunderstood your question?
I'm actually interested in creating sub-sections within my "LINKS" section (as opposed to the "CATEGORIES" section). So, for instance, in the LINKS section I'd like to separate a "FAVORITE BLOGS" section from a "NEWS" section and so forth.
I'm also hoping to: (1) change "Posted by arno0156" to "Posted by Jason" for each entry. How might I go about doing that? (2) eliminating the "arno0156" from the web address so that it reads: "blog.lib.umn.edu/liberties".
Any help would be appreciated!
The UThink front page gives information on how to do these things.
Just like you added the links to the LINKS section, you can also add just free text or text that is not links. Jim does a good job of this on his "Oil is for Sissies" blog. Take a look at how he does it for more information.
To change the "Posted by" information, first click on "Menu" at the top of the admin screen and then click on Edit Profile. Enter "Jason" into the Nickname field. Go back to the admin for your blog and enter the Main Index template. Look for "Posted by <$MTEntryAuthor$>" and change <$MTEntryAuthor$> to <$MTEntryAuthorNickname$>. Then Save and Rebuild.
There is no way to take your Internet ID out of the URL of your blog. In order to even offer the service we had to mirror the technique used by OIT in the free web space they give out to all students, faculty, and staff. Your free web space at OIT is located at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~arno0156. Did you know that was available?
Let me know if you have any other questions!