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Anti-Spam

CCode and TCode - More anti-spam plugins for MT
Interview with a Comment Spammer - The Register's interview with a blog comment spammer.
MT Keystrokes - An anti-spam plugin
Mod Rewrite to Block Bot Spam - Mod Rewrite method to divert comment spam bots to a 403 error
Mod Security - Web Intrusion Detection And Prevention
Mod_Security to fight comment spam - Arvind explains this server-side solution to bot spam
Six Apart Guide To Combatting Comment Spam - a definitive guide for effective spam fighting from Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type

CSS help

Adactio: CSS Based Design - A great exploration of CSS.
CSS Float Tutorial - by Max Design
CSS Forum - A CSS support forum.
CSS Rounded Box Generator - helps create the CSS needed to make rounded boxes
CSS Shorthand - a tutorial on how to condense your CSS code
Creating expandable menus using CSS and Javascript - Method for creating expandable menus.
DevGuru CSS2: Index - Reference index of CSS element types
Expandable List Menu Script - To make expandable and collapsable list menus.
Form Field Hints with CSS and Javascript - Ask the CSS guy explains how to have call-out boxes on the right side of a form with hints about how to fill out the form, using Vox as an example.
Holy CSS Zeldman! - A master list of links to CSS resources.
Listamatic - Collection of CSS code for displaying lists such as you might find in navigation elements
Mulder's Stylesheets Tutorial - from WebMonkey
Ten CSS tricks you may not know - from evolt.org
Using Tables - Bring on the tables - a tutorial from 456 Berea Street
W3 Schools CSS Tutorial - A step by step tutorial for learning Cascading Stylesheets (CSS). Very helpful to know to customize your MT stylesheet.
WC3 CSS Validation Service - Checks your CSS code.
Web Standards Group - for web designers and developers who are interested in web standards
WestCIV Complete CSS Guide - learn web standards :: css guide - contents

General Advice on Blogging

Blogging for Beginners - Advice from ProBlogger
Copyblogger - Copywriting tips for bloggers
Guide to Weblog Comments - from Lifehacker
Web Design From Scratch - Useful general purpose advice and tutorials on website design

HTML and Javascript

Drop Down Menus - Using CSS
Random banners with javascript - code for creating random banners
W3C Validation Service - Checks your HTML and XHTML code
XHTML Validator to RSS - Check through RSS if your pages stay XHTML valid.

Install help

9 Steps to a Quicker MT3 - Neil's World - 9 steps to a quicker MT3.1x installation
Installing MT at Nexcess - Install instructions for installing MT at the nexcess.net web host. Useful even if you aren't using nexcess.net.
Installing MT under Windows 2003 - a tutorial
Installing Movable Type at DreamHost - Install Guide for those using the web host Dream Host
Installing Movable Type on Windows - a tutorial from Six Apart
Simplified Movable Type Installation Instructions - Not exactly simple, but still helpful
Total Choice Hosting MT Install Instructions - Useful instructions if you are installing Movable Type at Total Choice Hosting

Layouts and Style Templates

BlogMoxie - Gorgeous blog designs, for a fee
BrowserCam - Use to see what your site looks like in another browser or OS than the one you used to create your style.
LivingDot MT Style Templates - Free new style templates from LivingDot
MT3.2 and Typepad Stylesheet Explanation - This explanation for Typepad stylesheets can help you understand the default MT3.2 stylesheets
Movable Type Style Generator - Style generator for MT3.2
Photo Gallery Templates - Photo Gallery templates for MT
Real World Style - CSS layouts, tips, tricks, and techniques.

Marketing

Adsense Tips - from WebMasterWorld forum
Amazon Alternate Ads for Google Adsense - rsContext creates alternate Google ads using Amazon Web Services and php script
Chitika eMiniMalls Plugin - A plugin to integrate Chitika eMiniMalls with MT.
FeedBlitz - email notifications for blogs
Google Adsense Optimization Tips - Best practices from Google on how to get the most out of Adsense
Google Advice on Moving to a New Host - how to keep from getting booted from the Google index if you move hosts or change domains
Google Analytics - Free analytics for optimizing ad spends through Google Adwords.
Google Page Rank Explained - The PageRank Algorithm
Great Site Ranking in Google - tips gleaned from Google's US Patent application
How to Add Google Adsense to RSS Feeds - explanation by Dave Taylor
PHPList Email List Manager - Free PHP and SQL based email list manager
Targeting Content with Adsense - Section Targeting for AdSense allows you to ignore on-page content
Your Mailing List Provider - Mailing list service - reasonable cost.

PHP

PHP Thumbnail Generator - For dynamically generating thumbnails of photos, that don't distort the image.
PHPList Email List Manager - Free PHP and SQL based email list manager
Using PHP Code In Templates - from the Movable Type Knowledge Base

Plugins

Better File Uploader Plugin - Allows you to create default settings for file uploads.
CCode and TCode - More anti-spam plugins for MT
Compare - A wide variety of comparison options between fields and tags. Use to create conditionals. Very easy to use and powerful.
Feeds.App 2.0 Plugin - Feeds app from Tim Appnel
Flickr Public Photos Plugin - MT plugin for Flickr
MT Keystrokes - An anti-spam plugin
MT Protect plugin - allows you to password protect individual entries, or restrict access to an entry to only specific individuals through their Typekey identity.
MT-Blogroll - Blogroll plugin from Arvind at Movalog
MT-Mail-Entry - Plugin for emailing entire entry, not just link, includes popup email form.
MTAmazon - Bryne Reese's Amazon web services plugin
MultiBlog - Helpful plugin for combining several weblogs into one display.
Regex Plugin - From Brad Choate. Lets you search and replace elements in MT templates. Very useful albeit a bit complicated.
RightFields Plugin - Plugin from Kevin Shay that lets you customize fields in Movable Type.
Sidebar Manager plugin - Plugin to help manage items in your sidebar
Workflow - Plugin for managing publishing permissions in multi-author situations. From David Raynes

Podcasting - Audio Video

Free Vlog - Tutorial for making your own video blog, or vlog
Rocketboom Online Video Tool List - List and explanation of the tools used to create the videoblog Rocketboom
Userplane Video Blog Tool - record audio and video messages for your blog

Random

Add Amazon Wish List - edazzle.net script for adding your Amazon Wish List to your blog
Amazon Web Services Blog - Amazon Web Services, products, tools and developer information
BlogPulse Profiles - a useful tool to find who's linking to you and what they are saying. Similar a bit to Technorati.
Eye-Tracking Study - research showing how people read a web page focusing on the left hand column and then moving right, across the page.
Favorite Favicons - A great collection
Google Advice on Moving to a New Host - how to keep from getting booted from the Google index if you move hosts or change domains
How to Build a Light Box - Very useful for photography.
Humorous video - "Autoblogging" - This is just too funny to not post.
NY Blogs - the Movie - Peter Hirshberg interviews New Yorkers on blogging. 2004. Hilarious.
Overview of Weblog Tools Market - Update - updated market share analysis
Taking Professional Looking Photos - Photography tips, great for people who use photos on their blogs.
The Best of Eyetrack III - Eye tracking study by The Poynter Institute

Reference

Favicon Examples - Favicon examples
MT Plugin Walkthrough - Arvind takes us through how to create a Movable Type plugin.
Movable Type Cheat Sheet - a one-page listing of MT tags, available in English and German

Resource Sites

Movalog - Arvind Satyanarayan's site for advanced tips and plugins for MT.
Planet Movable Type - The latest news from sites focused on Movable Type - aggregated RSS feeds.
Six Apart News and Events Blog - Six Apart's official blog.
Six Apart Pro Network Blog - from Anil Dash, focused on MT Professionals
The Girlie Matters - MT forum moderator Shelley's collection of MT tips and tricks. Shelley has a knack for figuring out the hard stuff.

RSS

Everything You Need to Know About RSS - RSS Specifications and RSS Feeds
FeedReader - Free newfeed reader for Windows. Supports RSS and Atom formats. GPL licensed.
Feeds.App 2.0 Plugin - Feeds app from Tim Appnel
NetNewsWire - RSS newsfeed reader for Mac OSX.
RSS Tutorial for Content Publishers and Webmasters - A good overview of RSS.
RSS Writer - nifty tool for creating RSS feeds
RSS-to-Javascript - Free RSS to JavaScript Service
XHTML Validator to RSS - Check through RSS if your pages stay XHTML valid.

Scripts

DodosMail Contact Form - From Dodo's Scripts Collection
Expandable List Menu Script - To make expandable and collapsable list menus.
Extended Entry Script - Script for having the extended part of your MT entry appear "inline" or on the same page when you click on the extended entry link, rather than launch a new page as is the default.
MT-Medic - Not a plugin per se, but a cgi file that will help you diagnose MT installation problems.
Password Protect Your Blog - Adam Kalsey's php script for limiting the viewing of an MT blog to MT blog authors.
Random Image Rotation - Pulls a random image from a file whenever the page is refreshed.
TheSiteWizard Contact Form Script - Free php or CGI scripts for creating feedback and contact forms.

Servers

Behind the Scenes with Apache's .htaccess - Links to everything you'd ever want to know about htaccess
CocoaMySQL - a MySQL graphical user interface for Mac OS X
htaccess Generator - to help construct htaccess code

Site Maintenance

Link Checker from MSN - Free link checker for individual web pages.
SiteReportCard - Free stats about your site, including broken links
Web Page Analyzer - website performance analysis

Style

1001 Free Fonts - A terrific resource of free fonts.
Adobe Kuler - Adobe's Social Network for Picking Colors
CSS Color Values - A great table of colors for web design.
Color Palette Creator - from SlayerOffice, another useful color value generator
Color Scheme Generator 2 - another color scheme generator
Color Schemer - Online Color Scheme Generator
ColorCombos.com - Web Color Combinations Tool and Library - useful color picker
ColorMatch 5K - Easy color scheme tool
ColorMatch Remix - Another color tool - shows interesting mixes of color
Photoshop brushes - from Jason Gaylor
Redalt's I Like Your Colors - Enter a URL and see the color themes used
Skinning the MT Interface - Arvind's tutorial on how to skin the MT edit window
WP Connections theme for MT - Carla ported a WordPress theme to Movable Type. Beautiful.
Web Design From Scratch - Useful general purpose advice and tutorials on website design
Where to find great free photos online - from Robin Good
iStockPhoto - Stock photography that you can purchase at a reasonable price for use on your weblog

Tags

Adding a Tag Cloud to MT 3.2 - tutorial for CloudNine tag clouds in MT
Everybody Loves Tags! - Jay Allen's explanation of MT3.3's tag feature.
How to Make a Tag Cloud - tip and template from Al-Muhajabah
Tag Cloud - a service for posting a tag cloud to your blog.

Templates

Bare Bones MT3.2 Templates - The latest MT3.2 templates with all the extra stuff stripped out.

Tips and Tricks

Brad Choate: Doing your whole site with MT - how to set up your whole site in Movable Type, not just your MT blogs
Converting an MT blog from ISO-8859-1 to UTF-8 - from padawan.info
Customizing the MT Interface - Six Apart ProNet Article - Customizing Movable Type's Interface with Application Templates
Favicon from Pics - How to create a favicon.ico for your website
Google Sitemaps Using MT - - Niall Kennedy's tips on creating a Google Sitemap for your MT blog
How We Made Our Podcasts - - from the folks at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
How to Build a Favicon with Photoshop - Favicons are those little tiny icons that show up next to the URL in Windows IE bookmarks and in Safari. More tips can be found at www.favicon.com.
How to Speed Up Publishing in MT - a comprehensive article from 6A
Simple Events Calendar - MT trick from Asterick's Keith Robinson
Smilies in Comments - from ScriptyGoddess
Sorting Categories - sort categories in the way you want, not the default alphabetical sequence

Tools

CocoaMySQL - a MySQL graphical user interface for Mac OS X
Copyscape - Website Plagiarism Search - Web Site Content Copyright Protection
FavIcon from Pics - tool for creating favicons
FeedReader - Free newfeed reader for Windows. Supports RSS and Atom formats. GPL licensed.
HTML Encoder - PHP-Nuke tool converts your html code so that you can display it in a blog entry.
MySQL Administrator - Administrative tool for MySQL database for Windows and Linux
NetNewsWire - RSS newsfeed reader for Mac OSX.
PHP Thumbnail Generator - For dynamically generating thumbnails of photos, that don't distort the image.
PHPList Email List Manager - Free PHP and SQL based email list manager
SimpleCode HTML Encoder - From Simplebits.com
Skype Tags for MT - Add voice mail, chat tags to your MT blog.
Slideshow template for MT using S5 - A template for MT that uses Eric Meyer's S5 CSS slide show system
StatWatch 1.0 - visitor statistics for Movable Type blogs
Swicki - Search Tag Cloud Tool
Tag Cloud - a service for posting a tag cloud to your blog.
TextWrangler - A free text editor for the Mac.
TinkerTool for MacOSX - a Finder tool so you can see hidden files
Who Links to Me - an alternative to Technorati?