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Super Page v0.94

By Byrne Reese
Posted September 22, 2008, in Design.

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The Super Page plugin for Movable Type was created in support of Movable Type's documentation effort. The basic need was this: convert a single, massive page into a set of paginated, easy to navigate pages broken up by chapter/section.

This plugin solves that problem by allowing authors to flag a regular Movable Type page as a "Super Page." When that page is saved, the plugin will automatically partition it into multiple pages and generate a table of contents for the Super Page. The plugin also makes available a set of template tags that allow you to construct next page and previous page links for all of the child pages derived from the parent Super Page.

Each "child page" is delineated by a HTML header.


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2 Comments

tima [typekey.com] on September 29, 2008, 9:30 a.m. Reply

Nice work, but this could use more detail to how it is setup (do you have to use a specific text formatting engine? what does it break on?) and how the system manages the renaming and deletion of sections (does it rename or delete the page object for you?).

Byrne Reese on September 29, 2008, 9:50 a.m. Reply

@Timothy Appnel - thank you so much for that feedback. I have updated the documentation for the plugin with a section called “How It Works” in attempt to answer your questions.

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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.

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