Movable Type Installation Help
Working with Love-productions
templates and the Movable Type
if you will be using skins on your site, you may wish to check out the skinning version of this tutorial.
This document explains the contents for setting up the important MT templates.
This document assumes that you already have set up your MT files as documented on the MT Installation Instructions
page. If you need further help setting up Movable Type, check out the Blogplates resources
page. This tutorial is only meant to be a side tutorial for those using Amy's tutorial to skin their site. You can use multiple love-productions templates in this manner, because all of the div classes in the stylesheets are consistant throughout the sets.
The categories are broken up into the sections, and you may need to tweak with
other templates to get them to your liking. If you'd like to hire me to install a copy of MT to your server and put the
templates in, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd be happy to work with you!
For use with a love-productions graphic set:
You should unzip the zip file you downloaded onto your hard drive and upload
all of the graphics files, stylesheet, and any scripts included into a subdirectory of your journal called images
Log into Movable Type and click on the Templates
for the blog you are configuring. I'm gonna show you examples of all of the important templates that need customizing below.
You'll need to create the templates that don't currently appear on the list - click to create the modules header and footer. For the Main Index and Master Archive Index, you may wish to change the extention of the file from .html to .php as shown on the output file, if you plan to include any php scripts inside your page.
There are also comment and trackback and popup templates which will appear on your window, but this tutorial assumes using Individual Archives for comments and doesn't customize any of the additional templates.
Rebuild all when you are done - start posting!
Template codes updated on: 27-May-2017 11:32:11
Name: Main Index
Name: Master Archive Index
Name: Date-Based Archive
Name: Category Archive
Name: Individual Entry Archive
Additions Added 040102
- Add on a calendar
into your sidebar!!!!
: shortened term for the word weblog. Check
for more information on how this genre of websites came to be.
: (also plural form, blogplates)
Weblog Templates. Many linkware and shareware graphic designers create templates
which are expressly designed with blogs in mind. Blogplates.net
is a webring of many of these designers sites.
: a common location for links and
buttons to other related sites. Yours should include a linkback to love-productions.com
for the template usage.
: using an ftp program to copy files
from your hard drive onto your host's server. Recommended program for uploading
: the idea of making sure
to linkback on the same page
to show where the items on your site came from. See Give-Credit
for more information.
Movable Type images are of software © to Mena and Ben Trott. Instructions are ©2002 by Kristine Beeson of Love-productions.
No duplication is allowed without written permission.