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February 6, 2005

A Technical Question

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Posted by Derek

A quick question to those of you who are Movable Type gurus - and you're probably more of an MT guru than me, even if you just rolled off the back of a turnip truck.

Is there an easy way to publish directly to a category archive? I have some older posts (from the pre-MT days) that I'd like to bring back into circulation, but they don't need to show up here on the main page. I'd just like to have 'em appear under the relevent categories (with a quick note to that effect out here.)

Among the things I want to bring back are my series on chemical weapons, which I've had requests for. There's also a series of posts that will go into "Birth of an Idea". They chronicle the long gestation of an idea that I've had to increase the drug discovery success rate, and they're a good overview of the mood swings that a really powerful idea will bring on. I haven't worked in that area much in the last few months, but I'm looking for a good way to bring it back to the front burner in my lab. Once I do, the mood swings will no doubt recur. . .

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1. Jack Vinson on February 7, 2005 12:14 AM writes...

One option is to use the MTIfCategory tag and tell your main template to NOT publish a specific category, like "Old Stuff."

You'll need to check, but this may also be as simple as back-dating the articles, if your main template only publishes the most recent ten days worth.

Also, is there any chance you will be publishing a full text feed (RSS or Atom)?

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2. Hylton on February 7, 2005 12:25 PM writes...


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3. Linkmeister on February 7, 2005 3:04 PM writes...

Mr. Vinson seems to have the most elegant solution. You could also try posing the question at the MT User forum.

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4. Chris Wage on February 8, 2005 8:57 PM writes...

Probably the easiest would be to just post the article in the appropriate category and backdate it to when you originally wrote it. MT lets you set the "authored on" time.

It won't show up on the main page, but it'll be in the category archives.

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