After <em>considerable</em> hacking of <a href="http://www.movabletype.org/">MovableType</a>'s
<a href="http://www.movabletype.org/trackback/">standalone trackback CGI</a>, I've managed to
Similarly to <a href="http://www.scotlandsoftware.com/blog/?post=/meta/trackback_implemented.html">my trackbacks implementation</a>,
the number of comments will be shown beside the "comments" link if there's more than 1 comment.
This was an extensive hack, so posting a "how-to" probably isn't sensible. I must check the license
for MT's standalone trackback CGI to see if I'm allowed to distribute modified versions. (I just checked
the source; it's released under the Artistic License - I'll look into what that actually means soon.)
If you experience any problems with the comments system, please get in touch - you can either leave a
comment (assuming your problem doesn't prevent that), or use the Contact link in the sidebar.
Next on the to-do list: weblogs.com ping!
<strong>Update:</strong> I've made a few tweaks to the comments implementation, namely:
- Show "No comments yet" if none exist yet.
- Show comments in the proper order (earliest first).
- Automatically convert line-breaks in comments to BR tags.
Still to do: make the CGI email the blog's owner (that's me) automatically when a new comment
is posted. I'll get to that later.