Quick Start Instructions
If you are using a Linux or Unix Web server with all required components installed, follow these steps to install Movable Type:
Use a Web browser to connect to the Movable Type Download page and follow instructions there to download the Unix/Linux/Mac OS X (.tar.gz) release file to your personal computer.
Extract the Movable Type files from the release file into a new folder on your local computer. You will need a program that can uncompress and extracts tar files. If you don’t have such a program, you can learn how to get one on the gzip home page, http://www.gzip.org.
Start your FTP program and connect to your Web server using your server login name and password.
Copy the mt-static directory from your local computer to the Web root directory on the Web server.
Open the cgi-bin directory on your Web server. Make a new directory within it named mt. Copy all of the other Movable Type installation folders and files to the mt directory.
Make sure all the Movable Type cgi files (files ending with .cgi) in the mt directory on the Web server have execute permission. You should be able to select these files and check their properties with your FTP program.
Make sure the
supportdirectory found within your
mt-staticdirectory is writable by your web server.
Start a Web browser and run the installation wizard by connecting to the following Web address:
http://domainname/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgiwhere “domainname” is the domain name for your blog.
Follow the instructions provided by the installation wizard, to complete the installation and set up your Movable Type user name, password, and blog name. If you encounter problems during the installation, see Troubleshooting Installation Problems.