Simply sidebar

by Carson Reynolds

What is the least-complex way to get a sidebar on your Movable Type blog? I contend it is:


This depends on having PHP installed, which apparently a lot of other sidebartenders assume. All the trouble of setting up a cron job to periodically run wget or perl is a bit extraneous if PHP is used to include the result. But to its credit, the cron job method is more bandwidth-friendly. Actually, hitting once every time your site is hit is abuse, so this approach is probably just good as a test on the way to caching.