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Movable Type 3 Bible, Covers versions 3.0 and 3.1, Desktop Edition

Movable Type 3 Bible, Covers versions 3.0 and 3.1, Desktop Edition

ISBN: 978-0-764-58376-6

Nov 2004

432 pages

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If Movable Type can do it, you can do it too

By its very nature, the Web encourages change at a frenetic pace. Movable Type helps you manage that pace, and this is your indispensable guide to installing and using the most popular server-based personal publishing tool. From exploring Movable Type's template-driven publishing system to developing your own plug-ins, here's what you need to know to create and maintain sites as adaptable as the Web itself.

Inside, you'll find what you need to know about Movable Type
* Prepare your Web server and install Movable Type
* Set up and configure a weblog, using archives and categories to create a more sophisticated site
* Add visual elements with photos and graphics
* Design a weblog with templates and use template tags
* Establish communication among sites using trackback pings
* Add search capabilities and import content from other blogs
* Develop Perl-based plug-ins to enhance Movable Type
* Configure Movable Type to receive and manage comments from site visitors
* See what's new in Movable Type 3.1 in a bonus Movable Type 3.1 appendix


Chapter 1: Publishing with Movable Type.

Chapter 2: Preparing a Web Server for Movable Type.

Chapter 3: Installing Movable Type.

Chapter 4: Configuring a Weblog.

Chapter 5: Writing a Weblog Entry.

Chapter 6: Organizing a Weblog.

Chapter 7: Publishing Photographs and Other Files.

Chapter 8: Producing Web Pages with Template Tags.

Chapter 9: Designing a Weblog with Templates.

Chapter 10: Offering Comments.

Chapter 11: Sharing Trackback Links.

Chapter 12: Backing Up a Weblog.

Chapter 13: Adding Search Capabilities to a Weblog.

Chapter 14: Importing Entries from Another Weblog.

Chapter 15: Connecting to Movable Type with XML-RPC.

Chapter 16: Enhancing Movable Type with Plug-Ins.

Chapter 17: Presenting External Web Content with Plug-Ins.

Chapter 18: Publishing RSS Syndication Files.

Chapter 19: Supporting the Atom Syndication Format and API.

Chapter 20: Developing New Plug-Ins with Perl.

Chapter 21: Hooking into Movable Type with Plug-Ins.