Sorry about the stray test posts popping up in Bloglines. I’ve been working on a template overhaul, and I seem to have hit a snag. Argh. I followed Jimmy the Geek‘s instructions for creating a top menu bar, and it worked—or so I thought—and then the error messages started coming fast and thick. Argh.
To make the top menu, you have to convert to Advanced Templates. For some reason, when I apply my spiffed-up advanced template, I can’t get new posts to, well, post. I have to switch back to an earlier design (not an advanced template) in order to put a post through. This involves republishing the whole darn blog. Did I mention argh?
I could just let it go, I suppose…
But now there’s a puzzle to solve. I’m hooked.
(If you don’t see it at all, anywhere, that means I’ve reverted to the old template.)
Maybe I need to go pester Jimmy the Geek.
(Is that the best internet handle, or what?)
AHA! Problem solved! Typepad answered my help ticket with a simple explanation.
Build error in template ‘sidebar1’ : Error in <MTListInclude> tag: No list in context This means that the MTListInclude tag is referencing a< TypeList that does not exist. The name of the list referenced in the MTListInclude tag should match the name of the list exactly as it appears on the TypeLists tab, including capitalization and spacing. If you’ve recently deleted or renamed a TypeList, this would be the first thing to check.
That totally makes sense to you, right? Right?
But it really was an easy fix. See, I did "recently rename a Typelist." I changed "Our Rule og Six" to "Our Rule of Six." Because that’s just the wild and crazy kind of girl I am. But my template doesn’t care about spelling. It grabs fast to the first name you save, typo-infested or not.
Isn’t this just the most interesting post I’ve ever written? Heh.
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