Themes in Movable Type 4
In Movable Type, a “theme” refers to a couple of related elements that when combined govern the design of a blog:
- Template Set - the set of templates that determine the page structure of your entire site, and the HTML for each page.
- Styles - some template sets make available multiple styles to choose from that can give your site a dramatically different look and feel for your site. The styles are most often deployed through Style Catcher.
Listed below are some of Movable Type’s more popular template sets:
- Classic Blog
- Professional Website
See a complete list of template sets in our plugin directory.
Styles and Style Catcher
Some template sets make available a collections of styles, in the form of CSS stylesheets, that can be applied to a site to transform the look and feel of that site. These alternative styles can be browsed from directly within Movable Type using “Style Catcher” - a tool found under the Design > Styles menu from any where within the application.
Here are some popular styles for the Classic Blog template set:
With many more to choose from directly within Style Catcher.
- Design Assistant - a completely web based tool to help customize the look and feel of your blog using CSS.
- Creating Themes for Movable Type - a howto.