About Learning Movable Type


About Learning Movable Type
Learning Movable Type (LMT) is a growing set of tutorials, presented in blog format, aimed at helping beginners to the Movable Type (MT) web publishing platform. These tutorials are geared for those with a good understanding of HTML, a fair understanding of CSS, but who are not necessarily programmers or web designers.

Although LMT is presented as a blog, think of it more as a living, dynamic book, with categories representing chapters, and with tutorials that get added or updated every once in a while. As with a book, the best place to start is with the Table of Contents in the left sidebar. Click on a chapter heading to see the list of tutorials contained. The Subject Index lists the subjects you may find explored in LMT. You can also use the search form in the sidebar to look-up a topic. Note that we try to update the tutorials when we can, but not all of them have the most up-to-date information. Check the date that the entry was posted, or if there is an "Update" note under the date to see when the tutorial was updated last. MT3.0 did not come out until mid May 2004. So tutorials posted before then were written for MT2.661.

Most of what is presented here we learned through trial and error and with the numerous suggestions of the generous contributors at Movable Type's Support Forum. We ask that you please make any support requests on the MT Support Forum. There you will find a whole team of knowledgeable experts who are more than willing to help. Do not be afraid to ask "dumb" questions in the forum! Elise's first forum question was, "How do I add a hyperlink?" Many things are not obvious from the program and it is a perfectly okay to ask these kinds of questions as a beginner. Do read Shelley's guide to finding answers before you make your first post on the forums. We also highly recommend that, if you haven't already, you pay for an MT license through Six Apart. A paid license entitles you to an online support desk staffed by the real MT experts, as well as access to a knowledge base of answers to many questions regarding Movable Type.

Please do not email any requests for support or troubleshooting of your website. Make your requests on the Support Forum.