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July 09, 2004

Weblogs: "Movable Type" Software

Some observations, mainly for myself, on using Moveable Type:

1. In installing, make sure the CGI files all have 755 permissions, *and* that the directory they are in has 755 permissions (777 won't work).

2. Rebuilding works much more reliably in Internet Explorer than in Mozilla.

3. The stylesheet template controls such things as the width of the weblog. The manual explains this quite badly.

4. The index template controls the main weblog page. The manual explains this quite badly.

5. In preferences, set things up for POST rather than DRAFT; and so no hard breaks are inserted.

6. Automatic trackback-- sending pings to websites that I cite-- doesn't work. I have Moveable Type 3.0, which is different from what the Manual talks about, so I can't figure out the problem. If you can get MT 2.6, get it instead.

Posted by erasmuse at July 9, 2004 11:20 AM

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