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Share v1.2

By Dan Wolfgang
Posted January 27, 2009, in Social Media.


Share takes the simple "email to a friend" idea and lets you completely customize every aspect:

  • Include a share form on entries with from, to and message fields
  • Use Movable Type template tags to craft your email body and subject however you like
  • Send email as plain text or HTML
  • Use Movable Type's junk filters to keep spammers out
  • A results template lets you provide feedback to the user and match your site's design
  • Watch the number of email shares with a dashboard widget, and on the Edit Entry screen

Share is a paid plugin. Share Lite, a slightly stripped-down and free version, is also available.


sendmail (likely how Movable Type is already set up to send email) MIME::Lite Perl module (included in the Share distribution)


Movable Type versions: 4.3


Dan Wolfgang

Dan is an engineering creative and uses his vast knowledge of the web to solve unique client problems with specialized solutions. Complex or straightforward, his focus is to find the most efficient, functional, elegant, and stable solutions for each project. 10 years in web engineering and 14 more in the print publishing industry give him a special insight to the needs, restrictions, and workflows of content publishers, both traditional and new media. Dan is an active Movable Type community member who has written and contributed to countless plugins including some of the most popular: More Custom Fields, Poll Position, and Asset Image Quality.

Twitter: @danwolfgang