Comment Layout/Indenting

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RogerT

28 Mar, 2011 05:22 PM

Hi Byrne

I appreciate you are very busy so my apologies if this is a minor or irrelevant question, but on seeing your MT site (loved the article about WP vs MT) I am impressed as to the layout of the comments section. Obviously the bubbles etc are css but how did you get replies to appear under and indented to original comment posts? Is that one of your MT plugins? I am using MT 4.35 and only see a linear progression of comments, which is not as user friendly as your setup.

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RT

  1. 1 Posted by Byrne Reese on 28 Mar, 2011 10:45 PM

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    My site is driven by the Mid-Century theme/plugin available from majordojo.com. It requires MT Pro though as it relies on custom fields and what not. You should be able to download it and install it yourself.

    The javascript for handling AJAX comments in handled through a jquery plugin I wrote for Movable Type. The jquery plugin(s) ships with Mid-Century, so you don't need to worry about downloading anything separately.

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  3. RogerT re-opened this discussion on 30 Mar, 2011 09:19 AM

  4. 2 Posted by RogerT on 30 Mar, 2011 09:19 AM

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    Thanks for that Byrne. Did you build this functionality into Melody?

  5. 3 Posted by Dan Wolfgang on 30 Mar, 2011 02:01 PM

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    Actually, the comment threading capability is built into MT/Melody already. Mid-Century just has that feature set up and working, and so is a great example to see just how it works. But the capability is fairly well documented already if you wanted to tackle it from scratch: http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/designer/converting-to-thr...

  6. Dan Wolfgang closed this discussion on 30 Mar, 2011 02:01 PM.

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  8. 4 Posted by RogerT on 30 Mar, 2011 02:21 PM

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    That's brilliant. I am stoked to make the change now.
    I also want to acknowledge you Dan and Byrne and all your team for the speed you handle communications and your generosity of spirit in the way you respond.
    Many thanks.

  9. 5 Posted by Byrne Reese on 30 Mar, 2011 03:56 PM

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    Aw shucks. Thanks!

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