Page Layout Plugin for Movable Type
The Page Layout plugin for Movable Type allows authors to select from more than one template (or "layout") for a given page or entry. For example, a web site may wish to suppress advertising on certain pages. This plugin would allow for the designer of that web site to create to different page archive templates - one with advertising and one without. The author or editor of the site can then choose which template should be used when rendering that page.
This plugin is installed just like any other Movable Type Plugin.
When a blog contains only one entry or only one page archive template then this plugin is effectively invisible. However, once you add a second page or entry template, your edit screen is given a new field which you can modify the value of. This field is a simple pull down menu containing all of the templates available to use when publishing that entry or page.