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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

Getting A Tent Site

Is it risky showing up in the middle of the day on a holiday weekend expecting to snag a tent site at the Mt. Pisgah, NC campground? [more inside]
posted by philmas on Sep 2, 2010 - 5 answers

My Wife Hates Movable Type!

Can you import a MT Blog into blogger?
posted by smithmac_99 on Sep 7, 2009 - 3 answers

Wordpress/MT + free online store?

Wordpress/MT + free online store? [more inside]
posted by yegga on Sep 4, 2009 - 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MovableTypeFilter: Is there a way to export all unpublished entries (drafts)?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

grid good?

Media Temple's Grid Service: current verdict? (or: alernatives?) [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Mar 10, 2008 - 14 answers

First there is a mountain then there is no mountain, then there is

I'm going to japan from march 9 until april 6, and I want to climb Mt Fuji, from the bottom to the top. How much snow should I expect? How cold is it going to be? Do I need to bring boots and 3 layers of technical outdoor clothing or a warm jacket and sneakers? My lonely planet says its doable, but thats pretty much it. [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Camping in Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area?

*_/\_Heading to the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area to camp, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by apipameme on Jul 9, 2007 - 4 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

New to MT

I want a private, metafilter-like blog for a group of friends. So I installed MT. Works great, but the default install isn't the best for people who are not great with computers. All I want is for "post" to be at the top of the displayed blog and it should only allow authorized users to post. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by about_time on Dec 19, 2006 - 11 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

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

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

External RSS to HTML?

What are various methods of displaying external RSS feeds on my site? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Jan 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Why does MySQL keep restarting?

MySQL Hell: I've spent most of my vacation trying to figure out why MySQL has gone nuts. It's part of a Movable Type install with tons of posts, comments, and log entries, and it's always run smoothly before. The problem is that it'll bomb on random queries, seemingly every minute or two, since status queries always show uptime in tens of seconds. Repairing the larger tables and restarting the server has done nothing, and no major changes have been made. What's wrong? Is this a *nix issue, a MySQL issue, or an MT issue? And how do I go about telling the difference, or fixing any of them? [more inside]
posted by paul_smatatoes on Nov 28, 2005 - 32 answers

How do I do a global wordcount in MT?

How do I get a global wordcount for every post made on my MT 2.66 blog? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Nov 27, 2005 - 6 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

CGI query strings in MT?

I'm doing some Movable Type development. I'd like to add a custom query string to the normal mt-search strings. I was hoping to use PHP to do something with the string, but unfortunately I can't run PHP in the CGI files. Any options? I'm not a CGI writer, so I may be missing something obvious.
posted by o2b on Nov 14, 2005 - 6 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

Has MT been stress tested?

Movable Type: How does it fare under high-volume conditions? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Aug 5, 2005 - 15 answers

restarting MT entry numbering

Help me reset the entry numbering on my MT blog. [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Apr 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Movable Type Weirdness

MT weirdness: last night I upgraded from 2.64 to 3.14, apparently flawlessly. Today I've noticed that I cannot access the past two weeks of archive. [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Jan 10, 2005 - 4 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

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

Movable Type

In Movable Type, how do you jigger it so the URLs of the individual entries display the title of the piece, as opposed to the entry number?
posted by solistrato on Sep 24, 2004 - 3 answers

.htaccess underscores

.htaccess question. I want to turn all the underscores in a url into dashes. More inside.. [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Sep 24, 2004 - 6 answers


As a self-imposed php refresher, I've recently been toying around with writing custom movable type submission frontends for a few less web-literate family members (Basically just simplified forms that throw the user input into the MT mysql database). I've got everything ticking along nicely, but none of the submitted entries will show up until I log in and rebuild the site from within movable type. My question: Is there some way to either force a rebuild from a custom form, or automate a rebuild? I've searched the MT forums with no success. I'm using MT 2.64 with minimal knowledge of its inner workings. Any suggestions / pointers / links are appreciated!
posted by adamkempa on Sep 8, 2004 - 6 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

Comment spam in MT blogs

I came home from my two week vacation to find an enormous amount of comment spam on my MT weblog. I've now read this so I guess I know how to stop it from happening again (if I can figure out all the tech stuff), but deleting is turning out to be a nightmare. Is there some easier way to delete this than going into each post and individually deleting the spam comments?
posted by anastasiav on Aug 23, 2004 - 10 answers

Movable Type question: What sort of MT Maintenance/additions are best - MT 2.6x?

Movable Type question: What sort of MT Maintenance/additions are best - MT 2.6x? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Aug 21, 2004 - 9 answers

Is there a way in Movable Type to view and delete comment by comment?

Could be a stupid question here- thought I had good comment spam protection, but alas, overnight I got hit with 3,300 comments. Is there a way in MT to view and delete comment by comment, is there a plug-in for such a thing, is there an end to the madness?! Thanks.
posted by moonbird on Jul 29, 2004 - 14 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

Are there any webhosts that offer hosting with Moveable Type pre-installed?

I have a friend who wants to set up a movable type based weblog on a new (yet to be registered/determined) domain. Are there any webhosts that offer some sort of movable type webhosting plan, that is one with movable type already installed? Alternately, any recommendations for movable type freindly webhosts would be appreciated.
posted by darainwa on Jul 3, 2004 - 6 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-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

Movable Type Extensions

I'm worried this may be too specific for AxeMe, but here goes:

Is this sort of approach to Movable Type urls really a good idea? I've used extensions on my webpages since 1994, and dropping 'em for extended directory structures seems well, weeeiiiiiird. Has anyone here done this? Do they recommend it? Pros? Cons?
posted by keswick on Feb 6, 2004 - 11 answers

Online community software needed

I'm toying with opening a site based upon the MeFi model for LGBT issues and community building. What software programs do MeFi and other online communities use to administer the system? I've really only installed MT and other simple programs before, so I'm looking for ease of install as well as ease of use... Thanks in advance!
posted by moonbird on Dec 19, 2003 - 9 answers

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