Comment Authors Don’t Deserve to be Redirected

Published on September 13, 2005 at 10:07 AM EST
In the Tutorials category.

One of the coolest things I’ve read in Hacking Movable Type has also been the simplest: how to not redirect a comment author link.

Do you ever move your mouse over a comment author’s name to see their website address in the browser status bar? If so, you’ve noticed you don’t get to see it. That’s the redirect. I hate that. I could just wait for the title attribute to pop up the name, but I like looking at the status bar.

There’s a very easy fix for this: add no_redirect="1" to the MTCommentAuthorLink tag. Specifically, in my Individual Entry Archive I use <MTCommentAuthorLink default_name="Anonymous" show_email="0" no_redirect="1">. Rebuild the Individual Entry Archives and you’re done!

As a side note, I’m disappointed that the books companion web site,, is still not live.