Site update: Quicklinks
I’ve added a section called “Quicklinks” to the sidebar. I needed somewhere to post interesting links together with just a short description, so I can avoid the link flood posts that there have been too many of here lately.
What I did was create a Quicklinks category in Movable Type and then display the five latest entries in that category in the sidebar. Then, in the main index, I use the category attribute of the MTEntries tag to display all categories except for “Quicklinks” in the main entry area. Easy enough.
It’s not exactly what I wanted though. My plan was to give every quicklink one or more additional categories to make them end up in the right place in the category archive. But doing so makes the entries show up in the main index as well, which I don’t want them to.
So, if anyone knows of a way to make Movable Type do what I want, please let me know.
Update: My thanks to Jenx for letting me know about CatEntries, which does just what I was looking for. After some glitches I think I have things working properly. XML feeds for the quicklinks are also available.