28 August 2005

Searching Movable Type with PHP

Mike Davidson asked for it:

“… why hasn’t someone just written a simple PHP function to query MT’s database and return a record set? Am I missing something here? Why would that be a hard/bad thing to do? If anyone is willing and able to do this, I, and plenty of other Movable Type users would be eternally thankful.”

So here I am with a copy of Hacking Movable Type and some free cycles. Bwahahaa …

Try it out. It’s a work in progress, natch. Comments, questions and suggestions most welcome.

UPDATE: Progress on the Movable Type Plugin continues at a steady pace. On Friday, 7 October 2005, members of Six Apart’s ProNet community were invited to tire-kick the latest Pre-Alpha release. If you’re seriously interested in kicking tires too, please let me know. Thanks!

Posted by joe at 03:58 PM

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Searching Movable Type with PHP from Sideblog:

Looks like it directly queries the database directly, surprisingly no one's tackled this problem before!

12:46 PM, 29 August 2005

Joe writes:

Turns out there’s one other example I was not previously aware of! See Full Text Search at Michael G. Schneider’s Movable Type Weblog.

# 29 August 2005, 09:15 PM -05:00

Elise of Learning Movable Type: Tutorials and Tips for Beginners writes:

Yeah, but Michael hasn’t yet released his code. Please let me know when you have this stable and documented. I’ll chat it up on Learning Movable Type.

# 3 September 2005, 12:32 PM -05:00

Patrick Taylor of writes:

This looks really nice … if you’re looking out for KeyValues, it would be great if you could get it to play nice with CustomFields (Arvind Satyanarayan’s new plugin which looks amazing). If you decide to do a DropCash campaign, I’d contribute!

# 5 September 2005, 09:34 PM -05:00

Joe writes:

An update. Work has begun on a Movable Type plugin incorporating this demo (currently in pre-alpha)! I don’t want to promise the world or anything like that, but watch this space (or site) for more details as they develop.

# 14 September 2005, 11:23 AM -05:00

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