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Alternatives to Movable Type

Is there an alternative to Movable Type that is a decent open source publishing blog platform that can be fully programmed to be graphically modified and inserted into a custom website? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Dec 12, 2013 - 5 answers

How do I begin to figure out how to get into my old website?

Hi! I have a website, which contains a blog. I haven't posted to this blog in ages and ages. I would like to start updating the blog again and do some stuff to the website, but embarrassingly, I don't know how. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Oct 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Movable Type text replacement script?

Any Movable Type experts out there know of a script, or add-on, to make a simple, blog-wide text replacement? [more inside]
posted by mark7570 on Jun 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me take my site and design from MovableType to Wordpress

Can I switch my site's CMS from MovableType to Wordpress but KEEP my site's design? I'm a coder and looooong time MT user, and I've got questions. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Apr 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Can I use server side includes in a Movable Type post?

Anybody know how to use server side includes in a Movable Type post? In other words, inside a specific entry rather than a template. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

It may have not been my best writing, but I want it back all the same...

How do I import a SQL dump of an old MovableType install into Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by deezil on Feb 1, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I rename the default 'Blog' in a fresh Movable Type installation?

Just set up a Movable Type blog/site/whatjamacallit for the first time for someone else, and though I'm pretty tech-savvy I can't for the life of me figure out how to rename the path to the blog part of things. Help! [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Sep 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Why are dates disappearing from Movable Type calendar

Movable Type calendar issues: Why are certain dates just disappearing? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Apr 12, 2009 - 1 answer

What's the right software to maintain and display a calendar of relatively infrequent future events?

What's the right software to maintain and display a calendar of relatively infrequent future events, as well as blog-like news postings? I maintain a website for specialists in my field of mathematics, and one section consists of announcements for upcoming and recent conferences. Another is for news announcements: a basic blog-style list of entries. Both are currently run by our 7-year-old Movable Type installation, in combination with a good bit of chewing gum and baling twine. I'd like to redesign the whole schmear, including the back end. Is wordpress (plus more gum and twine) the right solution? Is there some other system that makes more sense? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Mar 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Importing data (and hard returns), Movable Type to Wordpress

How do I get WordPress to recognize hard returns when importing Movable Type data? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Mar 3, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I trigger a specific template rebuild in MT 4.2?

MovableTypeFilter: How do I initiate an automatic rebuild of a specific template at a given time under MT 4.2? The upgrade from 4.1 to 4.2 has broken my cron jobs, which have worked for years. Grrrr!!!! [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Is it possible to export all drafts in MovableType?

MovableTypeFilter: Is there a way to export all unpublished entries (drafts)? It would be a million times easier for me to go through them all offline rather than one at a time with MT's cumbersome interface. I'm running MT 4.21. Even challenging solutions are helpful. [more inside]
posted by 2oh1 on Sep 9, 2008 - 7 answers

What's the best way to geotag blog posts?

What's the easiest way to geotag a blog post in MT4? Are there any decicated plugins, or any map-based technologies, that could make it easier for people who want to do it?
posted by ascullion on May 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Forget Web 3.0...I'm jumping straight to Web 5.0.

I'm looking for a way to have my Movable Type blog updated when I update my status on Twitter or post a link/image/other to my Tumblr page. I can't figure out what to do, though. [more inside]
posted by phaded on Feb 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Pasting Crappy Microsoft World Code Into Movable Type

How can I clean up crappy Microsoft Word code in Movable Type 4? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Feb 20, 2008 - 12 answers

Is there an easy ranking system for Movable Type?

I'm using Movable Type and would like to begin rating 800+ things on a scale of 1 to 100. I'm hoping to rate 3 a day. My question: Is there any easy way (through a plug-in, etc) to have these rankings automatically go in some type of database that someone can sort by ranking, year, genre, or any other field I wish to fill in?
posted by Mark on Jan 26, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I make both the headline, and not just an entry, wrap around an image in a WordPress post?

How can I make both the headline, and not just an entry, wrap around an image in a WordPress post? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jan 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Why is Quickpost in Movable Type 3.2 returning a 406 error for text selected on some websites and not others?

When I select text from certain websites, an example would be any article in http://www.nytimes.com, and I click on the Quickpost link in Safari, I recently started receiving the message below:
406 Not Acceptable Not Acceptable An appropriate representation of the requested resource /scgi-bin/mt.cgi could not be found on this server.
Until yesterday, December 11, 2007 this Quickpost link was working properly. Now it returns the 406 error above when I try and select text for a Quickpost from some sites. The Quickpost link works normally when I select text from the http://www.nytimes.com homepage (but not a direct article) or on Google and a few other blogs. What could be causing this error on some websites and not others when I select text and click on the Quickpost link in Safari? I am using Movable Type 3.2 with Safari 3.0.4. I would appreciate any advice anyone could provide. Thanks!
posted by cg2 on Dec 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Immovable Type?

Movable Type question involving the counting and sequential numbering of entries within one specific blog on a multi-blog system. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Sep 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Find me a content management system that can hide posts!

Find me a content management system that can hide posts! [more inside]
posted by aprivateperson on Aug 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Minimum hosting features, maximum blogging features?

Very limited webhost features, very fond of content management. Help a student update things easily? [more inside]
posted by betafilter on Aug 11, 2007 - 8 answers

How to get MT to see my stylesheet?

Movable Type stylesheet issue: MT3.2 won't link to my stylesheet. And I can't find my problem covered anywhere (in forums or in MT's documentation. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Jul 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Help moving broken Movable Type database to WordPress?

I have a personal blog running under Movable Type. I want to move to WordPress. I've exported the existing entries to a text file, so that's good. However, a couple years ago my previous MT install tanked (similar to this). I cannot access it. I have several years worth of posts that are stuck in a database that I can't get to. I've been gradually moving these by hand to my existing MT install, but that's a pain in the ass. Is there some automated way to crawl/scrape the existing HTML files in order to retrieve these "lost" entries? Some way to break back into a corrupt MT database? Some way to repair it? (The install is BerkelyDB-based.) [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Jun 29, 2007 - 11 answers

How can I prevent highlighted text with quotes from a browser from turning quotes into %u201C when using Movable Type Quickpost?

When I highlight text on a webpage in Safari that contains quotes (") and then click on my Movable Type Quickpost link to include the text in the Quickpost body, the quotes in the highlighted text in the browser are turned into %u201C once the text is included in the body of the Quickpost in the pop up window. If I manually input the quotes directly into the body of the Quickpost window, the quotes do not turn into %u201C, it is only when I highlight text in a browser with quotes and then click on the Quickpost link do the quotes turn into %u201C. Does anyone know how I prevent highlighted text with quotes from a browser from turning quotes into %u201C when using Quickpost? I would appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.
posted by cg2 on May 29, 2007 - 4 answers

blogging / pinging / rss / publishing

Can I use a desktop blogging client to upload posts but keep them 'Unpublished' in Movable Type? What exactly happens when Movable Type publishes? [more inside]
posted by reflexed on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Unusual Configuration in Worpress

WordPress Filter: Multiple blogs in one? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Apr 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Movable Type hangs on rebuild. Where to look?

What's the best way to diagnose why Movable Type hangs when trying to rebuild my site? [more inside]
posted by avoision on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

How to convert Blogger to Movable Type?

What's the best way to convert an existing Blogger blog into Movable Type? [more inside]
posted by MythMaker on Feb 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Easy image insertion in MT

Movable Type: is there a plugin/hack that would make it easy to insert a different line of code depending on a selection from a pull-down menu? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Feb 8, 2007 - 4 answers

Movable Type moving incorrectly

I am trying to help someone at my work with Movable Type, but I am at a loss. [more inside]
posted by mic stand on Feb 6, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I change the URI of my XML feed in Wordpress?

How do I change the URI of my XML feed in Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by missed on Nov 18, 2006 - 6 answers

How can move between blog software?

(Blogfilter) I've had a BlogHarbor blog for ages and want to move all the posts to TypePad. Problem is, BlogHarbor exports an XML file that Typepad can't recognise. [more inside]
posted by Sifter on Nov 18, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I export from Drupal to Movable Type?

How can I export all of the posts and comments from a Drupal story node into the Movable Type import format? [more inside]
posted by bradlands on Oct 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Blog boots its bummed proprietor

My Movable Type blog won't let me log in. [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Oct 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Why is this bot hitting my site?

Some sort of bot is hitting my web site, and for the life of me I can't figure out why. [more inside]
posted by o2b on Sep 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Pressing onward

I'm working on transitioning a blog from Movable Type to Wordpress, and I'm getting hung up on one technical issue [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Aug 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Pimp My Blogroll

Has anyone come across a Movable Type blogroll plug-in similar to this Wordpress blogroll plug-in (in that it can expand and contract)?
posted by jeanmari on Jul 27, 2006 - 5 answers

PHP class for externally posting to blogs?

Anyone know of a decent PHP class or function library out there for externally posting to various weblog packages (Wordpress, Blogger, Movable Type) via XML-RPC? [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Jul 25, 2006 - 5 answers

MT PHP API?

Movable Type PHP library: is it possible to use the PHP library in the same fashion as the perl library? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Alternative MovableType interface?

Are there any alternative interfaces - web or desktop-based - for MovableType? I'm a Macintosh user. [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Jul 11, 2006 - 12 answers

MT CrossPost is making me cross

Can someone help me with the Movable Type CrossBlog plugin? I've installed this, and also the related HighWater plugin. But I can't get CrossBlog to work. [more inside]
posted by Robert Angelo on Jul 7, 2006 - 7 answers

I can't access my blog's MT control panel

This week my blog (languagehat.com) had an unprecedented flood of weird spam; as I was in the midst of deleting another chunk of it, I found myself locked out of my MT control panel (when I try accessing mt.cgi, I get "Invalid login"). Songdog, who helps me with stuff like this, posted a report at the Movable Type Community Forum, where you can find the horrid details; unfortunately, since I'm still using MT 2.63, there's not much in the way of support, and nobody's responded at the forum. If anybody here has suggestions, I'm all ears and deeply grateful.
posted by languagehat on Jul 1, 2006 - 22 answers

Image uploader plugins for Movable Type

Does anyone know a good image uploader plugin for Movable Type that does exactly what the built in image uploader does in Typepad? (in Typepad, when you insert an image in a post, the image code is inserted for you into the entry, and you can upload multiple images and Typepad continues to insert the image code for each image uploaded into the single entry). I have tried NetPBM, but it only shows the html for the pop up thumbnail image, it doesn't insert the code into the entry for you. Tips and references on customizing NetPBM are also welcome. thanks a lot!
posted by cg2 on Jun 9, 2006 - 1 answer

Daily MT blog post for del.icio.us links with one specific tag

How do I get a daily post to my Movable Type 3.2 blog of my del.icio.us links with one particular tag? [more inside]
posted by bevedog on May 27, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me with MT filename trimming.

Individual entries on my MT 2.6x installation are archived using their trimmed entry-names (i.e. blog.com/trimmed_entry_na.php). I'd like to make the filenames longer from now on (trimming to 30, probably), but I think that if I change the parameter in my Archiving prefs and rebuild, it's gonna go and change the filenames of all my preceding entries too. This I don't want. Is there a way to change the trimming for filenames, but only "from now on"?
posted by Marquis on Mar 20, 2006 - 3 answers

How can I force Google Blogsearch to index my archived blog entries?

I'd like to be able to search my (MovableType) blog via Google Blogsearch, but they only update via RSS. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 19, 2006 - 4 answers

OutlookToBlogFilter: How can I move a folders worth of emails onto a MT blog?

OutlookToBlogFilter: How can I move a folders worth of emails onto a MT blog? [more inside]
posted by softlord on Feb 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Help moving TypePad to Movable Type?

I am looking to switch my blog to TypePad a hosted Movable Type, but am having problems transferring the style sheet. [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Jan 29, 2006 - 2 answers

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server?

Copy most recent post from Wordpress to another server? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jan 23, 2006 - 4 answers

What's wrong with this CSS?

I have a CSS class that displays "correctly" in Safari and Mac IE, but for some reason knocks the font size down in Firefox and IE under XP. Everything looks right to me, but I'm not a CSS expert by any means. Anyone care to take a look? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Jan 10, 2006 - 4 answers

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