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What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

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

A world made by hand, or a proprietary solution?

Blogging software vs. roll-your-own? [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Jun 4, 2008 - 19 answers

How to redirect RSS feeds to a new location?

I have a Moveable Type weblog. I would like to redirect the feeds. This probably involves using .htaccess and mod_rewrite. My mind has grown weary after two hours of trying to get this to work. Can anyone offer advice? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Oct 25, 2006 - 4 answers

"Recommend This Post" Blog App Integration.

How would I go about integrating the "Recommended this post" feature that I see at the bottom of Londonist, Gothamist and Wooster Collective posts (all Typepad blogs) into my wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Sep 14, 2006 - 2 answers

Help me debug this simple CSS problem before I put my head through the monitor!!

IHateCSSFilter: Help me figure out how to fix my website so that the left margin isn't smashed up against the left margin anymore.... [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Nov 19, 2005 - 9 answers

Blog software that supports PostgreSQL

I'm interested in moving away from Moveable Type for my blog. Unfortunately, the only DBMS my webhost provides is PostgreSQL. Wordpress doesn't support it. Blosxom seems promising, but I'm behind a firewall and proxy at work, so web-based management is a must. I'm very technical; enough so that I'm considering writing my own blog CMS, and only the time investment is holding me back. What are my options? What do you recommend?
posted by Plutor on Aug 24, 2005 - 10 answers

MoveableType Help

My MT 3.15 is very broken, it seems, and the support forums have not been helpful... yet. I'm under the gun to get a fix, so I'll throw this probelm out there. I'm a novice at hardcore under-the-hood programming and database debugging, so I'm willing to pay for a pro to have a look at it. Where in the world do I go to get such help? [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Feb 3, 2005 - 8 answers

MoveableType Lists

Having recently installed MoveableType (after a LiveJournal migration from hell), I'm looking to personalize my blog. I can deal with web design for the templates, but I'm curious as to how people like this guy get listening and reading lists on their index. Slaving over obscure plug-in sites isn't helping. Any suggestions?
posted by themadjuggler on Jan 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Comment spam on my blog?

Comment Spam question. Recently I've been hit with hundreds of comment spams to my weblog (MT 3.0 w/ mt-blacklist). The funny thing is the links aren't to the normal kind of sites. The domain names are randoms letters that don't resolve and the text is usually a person's name. For example the link might be 'Lucille' with the domain of xzxesfseor.com.

Why are the comment spammers doing this? Are they attempting to overwhelm the blacklist systems with nonsense? Any explanations?
posted by Argyle on Dec 29, 2004 - 16 answers

MoveableType Comment Spam

I have put my Moveable Type weblog to sleep, although I am keeping its archives up. Not surprisingly, comment spam continues to come in. It looks like there is no way to globally turn commenting off in MT. Rats. But I do have MT Blacklist installed, and I'm wondering if there's a good way to add some kind of regex wildcard to my blacklist that will deny all comments. Any ideas on how to stop all comments?
posted by scarabic on Nov 3, 2004 - 12 answers

In Moveable Type 3.01D, to delete all content but retain templates and config settings, which MySQL tables should I truncate?

A Movable Type db question: hypothetically, if I wanted to delete all my entries, categorizations, comments, and trackbacks, while leaving templates and config settings intact, leaving me with a nice, clean tabula rasa, which MySQL tables should I truncate? (I'm on Movable Type 3.01D.)
posted by brownpau on Sep 26, 2004 - 2 answers

Why do I get blank text in MovableType 2.661 on IE6 until mouseover or scroll up?

Blank text in Movable Type 2.661 on IE 6 - until mouseover or scroll - then text shows up. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on Aug 30, 2004 - 7 answers

Moveable Type Templates?

MoveableTypeFilter: Templates. I'm looking for free template repositories. Has anyone made a random MT template generator? (Like that fun but somewhat crude "Random CSS/HTML page generator" that seems to have vanished from my bookmarks and I can't Google for Pete.)

If not, how about recommended tutorials? More inside -> [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 24, 2004 - 3 answers

MoveableType Comment Spam

My MT powered blog (version 2.51) has just been hit by over 200 comment spams. Is there some sort of "delete last x comments" command, or do I have to delete them all manually? And how do I stop this happening again? To install MT Blacklist I have to update MT, and I can't do this under the new license because it is a group blog with numerous authors. Please spare me the dullness of repetitive delete button clicking!
posted by Orange Goblin on Jul 8, 2004 - 14 answers

I have Unicode text which I need to import into a Moveable Type blog, which requires ASCII imports. What can I do?

ASCII/Unicode conversions/importing into MT problems...[mi] [more inside]
posted by alidarbac on Jun 29, 2004 - 2 answers

Lists in MoveableType

MTFilter: I want to track several lists of items (movies to be watched, books to be read, music listened to) as side-bar items on my MoveableType site. I suspect I can do this by creating blogs for each type of item but I'm a bit lost as to the details. Pointers?
posted by daver on May 2, 2004 - 11 answers

Movable Type & Oracle - Can They Work Together?

How easy is it to get Movable Type to work with Oracle? I would like to use this at work but it wouldn't be acceptable with a MySQL or Berkeley DB. How difficult would it be? Should I just wait and hope that it's supported with Movable Type version 3?
posted by adoran2 on Apr 28, 2004 - 4 answers

Movable Type-Friendly Webhost for $0-5/mo., Apache Preferred?

Can anyone recommend a decent web host whose cheapie package will support the cgi magic that is Moveable Type? I'm about to start a new Moveable Type blog and I'd like to host it in the $0-$5 per month range. I don't need a lot of web space. I don't want to use Type Pad's "Basic" service, because of the features it lacks. Is there a MT-equivalent of Blogspot? Apache on *nix would be preferred. [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Apr 21, 2004 - 31 answers

What's the definitive solution to comment spam on weblogs?

IP EXPERTS! What's the definitive solution to comment spam on weblogs? I manage one that has been spammed with links to supposedly pornographic third-level domains, e.g. http://red-hot-anal-sluts.boringaddress.com, sometimes with a folder afterward. [Mo' inside] [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on Mar 15, 2004 - 8 answers

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