Install

  • Upgrading to MT4 » Over the last few major version changes, Learning Movable Type has published guides to upgrading safely, without risk of messing up your blog. The most recent tutorial was A Safe Way to Upgrade to MT3.3. The three main steps that still hold for safely upgrading to MT4 (from MT3) are:...
  • How to Export Tags from Movable Type 3.3x » Jaclyn asked why she wasn't able to get tags imported to a new MT4 installation. While Movable Type 4 includes an entry's tags in the import specifications, and also exports those tags when saving the data, no prior versions have exported the tags, even though tags have been natively supported...
  • Install Movable Type 4 in Yahoo! Small Business » While it seems that the Yahoo! Small Business web hosting packages continue to offer Movable Type as an option, and there has been some talk about Yahoo! not supporting MT4, while Six Apart doesn't really seem to support MT4 at Yahoo! Nice, huh? So what are you to do? Or...
  • Install Movable Type Under Windows (IIS) » Though the vast majority of installations I work with use LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl) to run Movable Type, there are also a few where my client would like to place Windows in that equation. While it's a possibility to run Apache on Windows, Internet Information Server (IIS) has shipped...
  • Plugin Compatibility and MT3.3 » MT3.3 is out (Get your version upgrade here.) But before you attempt an upgrade, make sure that your plugins are all compatible with MT3.3. MT3.3 introduces the ability to create transformer plugins which allow you to modify the MT interface. Because of this, MT is now completely incompatible with Kevin...
  • A Safe Way to Upgrade to MT 3.3 » I posted similar instructions a year ago for upgrading to MT3.2. Six Apart encourages us to write-over our existing MT files with the new software files in order to upgrade to the new version of software. (As of this writing, there were no specific upgrade instructions for MT3.3 posted at...
  • An Overview of the MT Program File Directories » What do all these folders do? This tutorial is written by LMT contributor Arvind Satyanarayan of Movalog. There are several folders in the default distribution of Movable Type. This tutorial will attempt to guide you through them all so that you feel more comfortable with what they do and contain....
  • CGIWrap and suEXEC » Co-authored by Elise Bauer and Arvind Satyanarayan. Tutorial cross posted on Movalog and Learning Movable Type The installation instructions in the Movable Type Install Guide contain a section in the Configuration area called Enable Security Features. These instructions tell you to uncomment the Umask lines in your mt.cfg if your...
  • Installing Movable Type: Before You Start » Before you install Movable Type there are three fundamental questions you need to ask yourself, 1) should you really be using Movable Type as your blogging software?, 2) do you have everything you need to use Movable Type? and 3) should you do the install yourself or should you pay...
  • FTP, File Formats, and Permissions » Installing Movable Type requires uploading many files to a web server using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program. The files must be loaded in the proper format and then the correct permissions must be set for each of the files in order for MT to work. If you are new...
  • HTML or PHP? » This article is out of date and doesn't touch on MT's dynamic publishing features. ~Elise February 22, 2007 When you are first setting up a new weblog, Movable Type prompts you to choose a file extension in the weblog config preferences section. The default setting is HTML. If your server...