Any MoveableType experts around? I’d love help on this. You see, if someone sends me a trackback, but the entry it’s sent from doesn’t have a title, MoveableType substitutes the URL of the post instead. The URL is invariably far too long and on PCs this breaks the layout of this site. There’s a nasty overlap thing that happens. Macs (Explorer and Safari, at least) deal with the long URL by elegantly breaking it up. If you’re on a PC you’ll be seeing the ugliness of this right now, because I got a titleless trackback.
Here’s my code for showing the trackbacks:
(<$MTPingDate format=”%e/%m”$> from <i><$MTPingBlogName$></i>)<br />
I tried putting in a trim_to=”15″ (one of the global tags) as an attribute to <MTPingTitle>, hoping that would cut the long URLs short enough to show neatly in the menu, but that simply stops titles or links from showing.
Now, MoveableType won’t do if-then statements, will it? I’d love to be able to say “if there’s a title, use it, otherwise, just put in “titleless” and link from that. There’s heaps of other places I’d have liked to use if-thens as well…
So, any suggestions to how to solve this? I really don’t want to have to scrap the trackbacks in the menu or delete trackbacks without titles, though I suppose the second may be the logical choice.