Getting rid of pop-ups

· Editorial

Does anyone know of a good step-by-step tutorial that walks through converting default MT templates to ones that use no popups for either comments or trackbacks?
I always find it easier to follow a trustworthy checklist than reinvent the wheel, however, this isn’t brain surgery, so check this:

  1. Make sure the comment form on the individual archive template has a name anchor.
  2. Change the comment link on the index (home page) template from the current popup code to one that is like a permalink for the entry but with # and then the anchor name for the comments form.
  3. Here’s the tricky part: Add tags to include trackbacks on the individual archive page, including a named anchor, before the comments probably, or maybe in the right-hand column?
  4. Then change the trackback link in the index template from teh current popup code to one that is like a permalink but with # and the anchor name for the trackbacks area.

But now it occurs to me that the comments link on a blog entry on the home page might be used eithe to read comments (in which case it should show up at the beginning of the comments) or to make a comment (in which case it should show up at the end, where the form is). How do people usually deal with this? Prior art?!