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Stubbing out MT4's Developer Documentation

By Byrne Reese
Posted June 8, 2007.

Given that this a public beta and we are allowing the public witness and contribute to the process of refining our product right out in the open, I thought I should do the same with our documentation. So I published what information and documentation I have been able to piece together about the new Movable Type API and Registry. I am still working on it, but that should not keep me from sharing what I have. Right?

As you can see, the Registry Reference could use some polish, and I was wondering if anyone in the community would like to help me out in cleaning it up. I will still work on fleshing out the content, but if someone could help create a table of contents, perhaps alphabetize the various sections, and even clean up some of the HTML, the extra help would go a long way to making these docs more usable and accessible to everyone.

It doesn't hurt to ask right?


Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese on June 9, 2007, 10:15 a.m. Reply

Are you raising your hand David? I hope to be getting this documentation onto a wiki soon so that it can be more easily edited.

I actually have a vision for a wiki to blog integration plugin. Six Apart has a lot of experience integrating blogs and wikis, something we have done extensively with our SuiteTwo offering… my vision is to have some way for a user within MT to link a blog post to a wiki page (either a wiki page in front of, or behind the firewall) and have the blog mirrow that page. That gives you the best of both worlds: quality control and seamless integration into a website or controlled environment, but the ease of editing and collaboration of a wiki.

David, please contact me at byrne at sixapart dot com if you are interested in helping out.


Halo on June 9, 2007, 3:52 p.m. Reply

I have nothing to do and a ton of time on my hands, I’d love to help out with anything I can..

Janin Williams

Janin Williams on August 30, 2012, 5:49 a.m. Reply

This is why MT is a great community. I also would like to help with everything which is on my power to do it. Just send me a message and we will talk about it.


cassidy on September 21, 2012, 10:27 p.m. Reply

If there is something I can do to help Moveable type and it is in my strength I will do it with pleasure.

Mirela Coen

Mirela Coen on September 26, 2012, 9:21 p.m. Reply

I am sure this task has been already solved, but I like Moveable Type community and I would like to help with everything which I am capable of. Just message me :)


BernadetSS on October 22, 2012, 2:59 a.m. Reply

What are we supposed to do for helping you Byrne?

kate danie

kate danie on November 2, 2012, 5:58 p.m. Reply

You can’t help Byrne at Six Apart, because he is no longer a member of the team. In a interview few years ago he said he is starting his own business.

Rachel Gatleen

Rachel Gatleen on November 12, 2012, 8:00 a.m. Reply

My compliments to all of you who volunteer free of charge to help these wonderful people who stands behind the project. IMO there is no problem could you or not help but the very fact you want to do it is great.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.