Movable Type Tutorials and Resources
There are numerous blogging platform out there like wordpress, mephisto, expression engine etc. Movable Type is one of that category blogging platform initially developed by Six Apart the project is now opensource (GNU General Public License) . The main features of this blogging platform are multiple blogs, static as well as dynamic publishing features, user role management, customizable templates, categories and sub categories.
The static publishing features of Movable type makes it easy to use as content management system for other types of website apart from blogs. It requires both perl and php platform for full features compatibility. As for database it supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQlite.
Here is a clear and easy to follow movable type (version 4) installation guide with screenshots
Collating and displaying content from multiple sources using Movable Type
Movable Type 4.1 – A users guide (Video)
A step-by-step guide to using the new Movable Type platform
This wizard let’s you customize the look of layouts for Movable Type. It is good for customizing color scheme.
Tutorials and tips
A website dedicated website to tutorials and tips on movable type platform
MTTags A Handy Reference For Movable Type Template Tags
Another website on Movable Type Hacks, Plugins, and Tips. Requires free registration for downloading some plugins.
Template Tags are used by designers to customize the look and feel of their blog and web site.
Eat drink sleep Movable Type – Tutorials website on movable type platform.
Showcase / Gallery
A gallery of interesting and beutiful websites powered by movable type. Some of the big websites like Huffingston Post and Barackobama.com use movable type. Websites can be submitted to this gallery here.
This is official gallery of websites that use movable type.
Movable Type Cheatsheets
Movable Type plugins
TypePad AntiSpam is a valuable new free tool in the fight against comment spam. Developed by Six Apart, TypePad AntiSpam blocks comment spam to improve the quality of your blog conversations and for the good of the blogosphere.
As name says it allows pagination of blog posts.
FCKeditor Replace default HTML editor with FCKeditor.
Comment Subscribe allows subscription of comments through email. Thus helping in increasing users participation.
Template Shelf is a plugin that every serious designer and site administrator should have. This plugin makes navigating between and editing your site’s templates a breeze by installing a simple plugin that sits in your template editing screens sidebar.
CustomFields, the aptly named plugin, brings custom fields to Movable Type’s entries, authors and categories offering the ability to create text fields, multi-line textareas, drop down menus, radio buttons, url and date/time fields (complete with a pop up calendar).
View your Google Analytics data in the MT dashboard.
FriendFeed Comments is a plugin for Movable Type that enables you to import and display comments made.
This plugin automatically provides a customized and specially designed user interface for Movable Type 4.0 users accessing their Movable Type installation via their iPhone or iPod Touch.
Comparison with other platforms
Comparison of movable type with wordpress.