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Movable Type: Full-sized Calendar with photoblog thumbnails

October 2002
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    
The size of the calendar has been shrunk a bit for display purposes, but a full version is available to view here.

Modification on the default-templates

A user on the forums pointed to a similar idea on another site, and this method came about from the conversation on the boards. You are welcome to use it on your site (a linkback to would be welcomed but not required).

Instructions and requirements for use:
By creating a new Date-based Archive Template containing the MT code below inside of whatever layout you have, this can be generated for every month of photos. To set up an unique Filename for the calendar months, go to the Weblog Config under Archiving and "Add New...". Select your new Date-based Archive Template and a Monthly Archive. Then use an archive filename something like this: cal_<$MTArchiveDate format="%y_%m"$>.php

The code used to create this calendar is shown below (the links point to entries on my journal, Snap!. The CSS has comments for what the different classes do. You can view the source of this page to see how the calendar looks in its full format instead of just the MT tags.

If you have questions, you can post them on the MT forums. Good luck!
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