Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Software - Troubleshooting and Discussion > Applications > movabletype

movabletype
Thread Tools
pcd2k
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Oceania
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 12, 2004, 11:11 PM
 
I was surfing today over at http://del.icio.us/
and got so impressed by the overall look of a movabletype weblog I ended up registering there and downloading the free version.

The free version has no support but support can be accessed via the forum site, its kind of strange though although there is a post entitled Installing movabletype, there is actually no actual information posted there about installing movabletype ?

Have I already commited a foopah ?

Hey its an open source software package, aw no I've been feigning these things ever since I became aware of them.

So whats next ?
     
Truepop
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 01:45 AM
 
I would suggest pmachine free.

http://www.pmachine.com

it's more simple to install and there are forums for it. Also I think there was a guide to install pmachine in a macworld and even has a nice little posting app only for the mac

http://www.pmachine.com/pmpost/

if this is your first blogging experience, look around there are a lot more. wordpress is another easier to use blogging system

moveabletype is robust and has a huge plugin following but to get your feet wet look around first.
     
mdc
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: NY²
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 02:27 AM
 
i set up movable type on my site [ http://mike.cosentino.com ] over the weekend. i moved from blogger, i wanted more freedom. i exported all my blogger posts, imported them into mt, and then got to work on learning the ins and outs of mt's template tags. i am very happy with it, i have it working nicely. i got some nice plug ins. the drop cap (first letter of latest post is big) and markdown (i use it for the easy to type urls).
     
Ludovic Hirlimann
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 05:58 AM
 
Originally posted by pcd2k:
I was surfing today over at http://del.icio.us/
and got so impressed by the overall look of a movabletype weblog I ended up registering there and downloading the free version.

The free version has no support but support can be accessed via the forum site, its kind of strange though although there is a post entitled Installing movabletype, there is actually no actual information posted there about installing movabletype ?
RTFM, the installation section is here
     
LisaJill
Fresh-Faced Recruit
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northampton, MA.
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 07:58 AM
 

Hey its an open source software package, aw no I've been feigning these things ever since I became aware of them.
No, it's not open source. Read the various licenses here. If you're looking for open source software you should check out wordpress and textpattern; plus I'm sure there are a whole host of other. There are comparisions here.
     
Diggory Laycock
Professional Poster
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: London
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 08:35 AM
 
I really like WordPress - http://www.WordPress.org

It's OpenSource and is *very* easy to set-up. - http://wordpress.org/docs/installation/5-minute/
     
pcd2k  (op)
Mac Enthusiast
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Oceania
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 10:36 AM
 
Hey Yeh !

Wordpress ,

thanks this seems closer to my learningcurve

but I somehow have to leapfrog my fears of Terminal and OpenSource,

although I've known I should aready be in there

Like terminal, what an apt app name/description/meaningful word

is there a code/command checker that I should run to correct what

I type in there ?

but hey wait a minute I'm confused are my assumptions correct,

especially after reading this ?

http://wiki.wordpress.org/5MinuteIns...d3458901073155
     
Truepop
Mac Elite
Join Date: Mar 2003
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Oct 13, 2004, 12:39 PM
 
are you going to run it on your computer or have someone host it?

I never had to startup terminal to install wordpress.
     
   
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 PM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,