Movable Type has a built in developer mode that modifies the behavior of the application slightly to make it easier for developers to build, test and debug plugins they are building on top of Movable Type. This mode is activated when the DebugMode configuration directive has been added to the installation’s
When in “DebugMode” Movable Type can:
- Monitor the API plugins use and report any issues, discrepancies or ways in which the plugin may not be fully compatible with MT4.
- Use non-compressed CSS files allowing debuggers to report more precisely about what stylesheet problems may exist
- And warnings emanating from plugin code or perl code will be displayed at the bottom of the page. This provides a nice linting framework for reporting possible issues with the plugin.