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Linked Entry Custom Fields v1.0.6

By Six Apart
Posted October 3, 2008, in Custom Fields.

Details

This plugin converts custom fields created by the RightFields plugin [1] to Movable Type’s native custom fields. It also provides an additional custom field type that RightFields provided: the linked entry [2].

INSTALLATION

Unpack the distribution package to your Movable Type directory.

Once the LinkedEntryCustomFields folder is installed in your installation’s plugins directory, you have finished the installation. Note however that if you are running Movable Type under FastCGI, you will have to restart your web server in order for the plugin to be recognized.

USAGE

To convert custom fields created with the RightFields plugin, click “System Overview” to go to the MT System Overview. From the Preferences menu, select “Custom Fields.” In the “Actions” section of the sidebar, use the “Convert RightFields to Custom Fields” action to convert your custom fields.

Compatibility

Movable Type versions: 4.35.05.15.2

License

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20 Comments

Harrods on October 31, 2008, 11:03 a.m. Reply

Great plugin!

After I install and upgrade with the plugin, can I delete “Linked Entry Custom Fields” plugin from the plugin directory?

Byrne Reese on October 31, 2008, 12:24 p.m. Reply

Its best to leave it installed. It won’t upgrade again, which is of course a good thing.

The only reason why one could safely remove/disable it, would be because they make no use of the LinkedEntry Custom Field type.

metisinternet on November 14, 2008, 8:30 a.m. Reply

Thanks this worked perfectly.

Is there any chance that in future version Custom Fields will handle image uploads more like RightFields? That is, with the ability to preselect upload locations and overwrite filenames?

It is really handy for running Movable Type as a CMS.

Thanks for a great plugin

David on November 14, 2008, 3:08 p.m. Reply

I think that I’ve found a bug in Linked Entry Custom Fields. I installed the LECF plugin on my new MT 4.2 blog. Creating a linked entry custom field worked without any problems.

But when I tried to create a drop-down menu type custom field, I experienced a problem because MT replaced the options that I had typed with the number 0. Here’s what happened:

  1. I added a drop-down custom field with the label “State”
  2. I set the options for this field to be AZ,CA,MA,TX
  3. I clicked Save
  4. MT saves the field but shows that the option is now simply the number 0

Is there any way to fix this problem? Thanks for the help!

metisinternet on December 4, 2008, 12:47 p.m. Reply

I have the same problem as David.

Any solutions?

Blim on January 24, 2009, 5:25 p.m. Reply

I’m getting the following error:

“Error during upgrade: Can’t call method “load” on an undefined value at /var/www/blahblahblah/mt/plugins/LinkedEntryCustomFields/lib/LinkedEntryCustomFields/Convert.pm line 75.”

Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Steve Rhodes on March 31, 2009, 5:41 p.m. Reply

Blim, we are having the same issue. Did you find a solution? Thanks.

Anil Dash on April 16, 2009, 11:13 a.m. Reply

Blim, Steve Rhodes, it turns out that issue only comes up if you are missing the Custom Fields functionality in MT. This can happen if you don’t have MT Pro 4.2 or higher — note you have to have MT Pro for the custom fields to be built-in.

Good news is you can get it right from movabletype.com.

Gautam Patel on July 25, 2009, 10:13 p.m. Reply

LinkedEntryCustomFields does not play nicely with CustomFields (using MT Pro 4.2+). LECF affects the display format of several CustomFields, including the Date/Time (which always only shows as ‘Date & Time’ and can’t be set to ‘Date Only’ or ‘Time Only’), Radio Buttons, etc.

This is reported in the Fogbugz. AFAIK, it’s never been resolved.

Mike Bee on November 2, 2009, 11:36 a.m. Reply

LECF seemed to transfer all of my data from old MT 3.2 CustomFields plugin to MT 4 … EXCEPT one set of data is no longer linked. The data is in the MySQL database (in old and new locations), but the data variables are not showing up in the blog’s Custom Fields, nor does it show a default value in the dropdown menu.

Little help, please? :)

raul on February 18, 2010, 1:53 p.m. Reply

Are there any usage examples of this anywhere? I have several MT3 installations that use lots of right field linking between entries. I’d like to see some usage examples before plunging into the upgrade. Specifically I’d like to see how custom fields from one blog can be referenced from one blog to another using a custom field link (as in rightfields)… It’s not clear that this is even possible…

Mihai Bocsaru on March 21, 2010, 6:29 p.m. Reply

According to some threads from the forum it looks like this plugin is not compatible with movable type v5.x.

While you are still running movable type v4.x (before considering to upgrade to v5.x), I would recommend that you convert your custom fields into “native movable type custom fields” using this plugin.

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