How to Create a User in Movable Type

When creating a blog within Movable Type, you have the ability to allow members to post comments. While you also have the ability to allow them to self-register, you may not want to enable this feature. This could be for security reasons or perhaps you want to make an invite-only, or exclusive group. In this Read More >

Basic Security Information for Movable Type

We wanted to start out this article by giving you tips for securing Movable Type, but there were not many resources online that cover this. We recommend checking their official Security page periodically for updates, it can be viewed here:   Generally, we recommend using strong passwords and always running the latest version of Read More >

Database Connection or Authentication errors with Movable Type

There are a few common errors that may occur when dealing with MySQL and Movable Type installations:  Authentication and Connection errors.   MySQL Database Connection or Authentication Error Messages  Authentication Errors   Authentication occurs when the Movable Type application is attempting to communicate to the MYSQL database with a user name and password.  The three Read More >

Allowing different authentication methods in Movable Type

When allowing registration and log in options in Movable Type, you may want to allow one or more of the popular login methods. These include OpenID, Google, Yahoo! and more. These methods allow users to login with those IDs instead of creating a separate account on your site. Follow the instructions below to learn how Read More >

Using the Activity Log in Movable Type

Anytime an event occurs in Movable Type, it is noted within an activity log.  This log will capture errors as well as successful events such as a blog entry or page creation.  The following article explains where to find the Activity log and its available options within the Movable Type Dashboard.   Understanding the Activity Read More >

How to enable/disable user accounts in Movable Type

When working within Movable Type, you can set up the ability for visitors to register so they can make comments. Our tutorial below will explain how to manage user registration for blog comments in Movable Type. Managing user registration for blog comments in Movable Type Log into your Movable Type admin dashboard.   Using the Read More >

Creating a Blog in Movable Type

Movable Type includes the option to specifically create blogs which are rich in features, but easy to maintain.  The following article shows to quickly start a Movable Type blog using the Administrator Dashboard.   Making a Blog in Movable Type   Login to the Movable Type Administrator Dashboard.   There are two ways to create Read More >

Adding an iFrame to a Movable Type Webpage

Sometimes there is a need to embed or nest a page of content within another. This often done with iFrames and can also be implemented within Movable Type webpages. The following article explains how iFrames can be added within webpages published from the Movable Type dashboard. Inserting Iframes into Movable Type Web Pages Adding iFrames Read More >

How to register for an account in Movable Type

When creating a blog, it is common to allow visitors to leave a comment on posts and pages. This fosters a community feeling and helps build content. This article will demonstrate how to create a new account as a visitor in order to be able to make comments on your Movable Type blog site. Registering Read More >

Using the Movable Type QuickPost bookmarklet

In this article I’ll be showing you how to utilize the QuickPost bookmarklet in MovableType, to quickly begin creating a page based off a remote page you find on the Internet. Sometimes when you are out crawling the web, you might run across something of interest that you’d like to write about. Movable Type gives Read More >

How to use a Free SSL with Movable Type

Like other hosting services, InMotion Hosting includes a free SSL that can be used to help with providing securing connections.  The main issue is that the URL is not the same as the URL that is used for the site.  The following article explains the changes involved in using the free SSL with your Movable Read More >

How to change your user profile language in Movable Type

Movable Type allows each user to select their own preferred language. This allows the user to see all the field, buttons, and instructions in their selected language. This setting supercedes the programs default language. Find out how to change your preferred languge setting in your user profile in Movable Type. Modifying your preferred language setting Read More >

Adding an internal link in Movable Type

In this article I’m going to teach you how to add an internal link in Movable Type, so that you can have one of your pages linking directly to another, without your visitors having to navigate there from the menu. Before getting started following along with this guide, I’d recommend first ensuring that you already Read More >

How to change the default language in Movable Type

When working with Movable Type you may want to use a specific language for the program’s default language. This is the language that you will see when not logged in. This has no effect on the page content. Only the administration area is affected so all buttons, field names, and directive paragraphs will display in Read More >

Using the Filtering Interface in the Movable Type Administrator

To keep navigation standard within the Movable Type interface, a filtering system and display options are provided.  There is also a general search that, like the other search options, is context related and will change depending on the menu section that you are viewing.  The following article will review all of the search and filter Read More >

Managing Tags in Movable Type

Tags are a great tool to help find assets or pages within the Movable Type interface.  However, as your website pages multiply, you will find that it is critical to be able find and organize the many tags that will be added.   Movable type provides two different areas where you can manage tags, within Read More >

Resetting Your Password in Movable Type

When you are using Movable Type, you may need to reset your password because it was lost or forgotten. You can use the Forgot your password? link on the dashboard login page, if you know the Admin email address that was setup when you installed Movable Type. If you do not know the email address, Read More >

How to Add Tags to Assets in Movable Type

One of the aids to finding pages or assets within Movable Type is the tag.  Tags are simply keywords that can be associated with an asset or page. The following article shows to how add tags to Movable Type.   Inserting Tags in Movable Type   Login to the Movable Type Dashboard. Click on the Read More >