Movable Type User Manual: ABOUT MOVABLE TYPE
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ABOUT MOVABLE TYPE
Movable Type (http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/) is a web-based personal
publishing system. It is designed to ease maintenance of regularly-updated
news or journal sites, like weblogs. It contains features common to many
other such systems (hosted locally on your server, template-driven,
highly-configurable, permalinks, etc.); in addition, it also includes support
for the following features:
Import data -- allows you to import your entries and comments from other
content management systems (Blogger, Greymatter, News Pro), then manage those
posts through Movable Type.
Multiple output templates -- enables one-click publishing to multiple
destinations and formats: XML RSS headlines from your site, HTML indexes, etc.
Support for multiple weblogs/journals -- one Movable Type installation can
support as many weblogs as you wish.
Support for multiple authors -- register multiple authors, and set their
access levels using Movable Type's role-based permissions system.
Entry categorization -- group your entries into categories for your own
reference, for archiving purposes, and for display in your weblog.
Search and replace -- save time by performing a global search and replace on
all of your entries; use the search feature to look up a particular entry.
Multiple archiving options -- create monthly, weekly, and daily archives of
your content; individual pages for each entry; and archives by category.
Archive file names and URLs are fully customizable.
Built-in comment system -- allow your visitors to post comments on your
entries and engage in conversations. Movable Type supports comments either
inline in your weblog, or in popup windows; it also allows you to selectively
exclude commenting on certain posts.
Email notification system -- maintain lists of users to whom notification
messages can be sent when you post a new entry.
Integration of file and image uploads -- upload files and images, and
seamlessly integrate them into new posts.
Bookmarklets -- post to your site from anywhere on the web, without entering
the Movable Type system.
Template-based site customization -- combine Movable Type's template tags with
standard HTML (or whatever markup language you choose) to build and customize
Pre-date or post-date your entries -- Movable Type allows you to override an
entry's date stamp.
Delete entries -- Movable Type allows for true entry deletion, allowing you
to clean out old or unwanted entries.
Draft/Publish -- allow for content editorial and approval by setting
Draft, then let an editor approve by marking
Publish, at which
point the entries will be published on your site.
Publicity and notification -- send XML-RPC pings to weblogs.com and the
Movable Type Recently Updated List at Sixapart.com.
XML-RPC API -- implements the Blogger XML-RPC API, allowing you to use
existing client tools (w.bloggar, BlogApp) to manage your weblog.
Extensible, library-driven code --if you have experience programming in Perl,
you can write custom dynamic applications using the Movable Type libraries.
Comment management -- Movable Type has a suite of features to help
search, track, and manage comments on your site.
Commenter identification and registration -- allows you to identify
commenters over time and permits finer control of your commenting
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