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 >