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Introducing the new

By Aaron Bailey
Posted August 19, 2013.

Welcome to the new!

When Six Apart tasked 601am with building a new site for the Movable Type community, we first considered the implications. The Movable Type, and CMS industry, had changed considerably since the last was build. We interviewed community members, considered what new and veteran MT developers alike would need, and set out to build a site worthy of that.

What you see here is still a work in progress. Six Apart is working on two key areas of this site -- rebuilding MT's plugin directory and focusing effort on improving MT's documentation, which lives here. I am excited to see where the future takes the MT community.

In building this new site, we weren't afraid to kill what was no longer working. For example, you'll no longer see links to the old forums, which became an outdated way to communicate with others in the MT community. Instead, we've replaced it with a feature we call Ask an Expert -- a Stack Overflow-like site allowing anyone to ask a question and get a qualified response back from an actual community expert. Many thanks to Dan Wolfgang for answering the first question.

Continue to watch for more improvements and please send any feedback to me personally at


Aaron Bailey

Aaron Bailey is founder and principal of 601am. Previously, Aaron was a web developer at NBCUniversal and has a broad background in CMS consulting and implementation. He has also appeared on CNBC and Sirius Satellite Radio as an digital media expert.

Twitter: @aaronbailey