Drop Cash: MT Protect 1.0

I'm quite excited about this release because the featureset has been requested several times in the MT Support forums. I've created a new drop cash campaign. As with the previous one, once the target is met I'll release the plugin, and as with the previous one donors get priorty support. I have talked about the new release on the campaign page but in case you don't want to read, I've reproduced it here:

MT Protect is a plugin that allows you to protect entries and blogs (new to 1.0) in two main ways, password and Typekey protection. The former uses a simple password while the latter verifies the reader's identity.

1.0 also boasts several new features including Typekey groups, which allows you to create groups of Typekey users to assign to an entry, whole blog protection, protected entries listing and the ability to remove protection from an entry. A few big bugs have also been fixed!

Screenshots for 1.0 can be seen here


Icyshard said:
on May 17, 2005 8:37 PM | Reply

Wow, the updated feature set sounds even better than your first release! I'd like to try it out, but unfortunately I use dynamic pages, so I'd be hesitant to donate to a plugin I can't really use at this time. I know you're busy, but will ability to use this on dynamic pages be coming any time soon?

Arvind Satyanarayan said:
on May 17, 2005 8:40 PM | Reply

Believe me I've wanted to create a dynamic side very badly, its annoying me that the tags spit out PHP and I can't create dynamic ports.

The reason is that the current way the plugin works requires the Storable module. This is fine for the perl side of things, unfortunately there isn't a PHP port.

Once Six Apart implement that, I'll be able to create a dynamic port. Sorry!

Christian said:
on May 18, 2005 10:29 PM | Reply

You could try to replace Storable with YAML -- there should be a YAML parser available for PHP.

Arvind Satyanarayan said:
on May 18, 2005 10:34 PM | Reply

Wow I'm still new to this plugin writing business. Thanks for the heads up on YAML, I'll look into it :)