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Template Optimizer v0.2

By Byrne Reese
Posted April 15, 2010, in Utilities.


This plugin helps Movable Type and Melody users to optimize the publishing of their installation by analyzing and optimizing a blog's templates in the following manner:

  • Analyze the publishing and template options for every template associated with a blog.
  • Preview a set of recommended changes the plugin would like to make.
  • Select the specific changes to apply and then to apply them.


This plugin's capabilities are accessed from the System's Manage Blogs screen. Select the blogs in the table that you want to analyze, then select "Optimize" from the action bar's pull down menu. Then click "Go."

The subsequent screen will display a listing of the findings the plugin has made. Select the ones you would like to apply to your templates and click the "Apply" button in the action bar.

You will then be returned to your Manage Blogs page.


To install this plugin follow the instructions found here:


If you have problems or questions using this plugin, please visit the following URL:

Please be sure to indicate in the ticket you submit that the problem being reported relates to this plugin.


Movable Type versions: 4.3




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.