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Community Conversations

By Anil Dash
Posted November 20, 2007.

We talk a lot about community here on, so it's only appropriate that we hear back from all of you, especially after the recent release of the Movable Type Community Solution. There's been a terrific response, so let's cover some highlights:

  • Our new Community Solution-powered Movable Type Forums are starting to show off what an MT-powered forum can do. The forums themselves are still in beta as we test out exactly how they'll work, but they're already worth a look.
  • Jesse Gardner's been building out an MTCS-powered site, and he's offered some enticing first impressions of the new offering.
  • Tim Appnel weighs in with his own thoughts, picking up on a key point: "The Community Solution does indeed provided the ability to host forums using the MT engine, but it does a lot more too."
And finally, Learning Movable Type has been absolutely rocking lately. Check out just some of the recent tutorials:

Well, we could go on listing these forever, you might as well just subscribe to the site. And if you've got some expertise of your own to share, the site's accepting new contributors so you can offer up your own lessons to the rest of the community as well.



Syca on November 29, 2007, 10:32 a.m. Reply

So what about those of use who would love this feature, but cannot afford a paid solution? For instance I maintain a website/weblog that only my friends and family use. While this would be an amazing addition, again, I wouldn’t be able to afford it. That is unless it super cheap!


Quin on July 18, 2012, 7:06 a.m. Reply

I am not sure, but where did you find a note that it is going to be paid?

Marion Coleman

Marion Coleman on August 3, 2012, 12:55 p.m. Reply

May be you can think about doing something like social network for MT users only. It could be fun.


barrymandy on August 28, 2012, 1:48 a.m. Reply

This is a great tradition which should be continued on any price. There are lots of different ways to do it.


bambina on September 19, 2012, 6:58 a.m. Reply

The start of Custom Fields as Tim Appnel said is something really important for every coder around MT. To build your own data model is giving you lots of possibilities.


Zoey on October 29, 2012, 8:48 p.m. Reply

Moveable Type is open source project so you can use it for free without problem.


Edith on November 13, 2012, 2:35 a.m. Reply

Well, I’ve been looking for days for this site - Learning Movable Type and I’ve been asking in the forum and here on some comments about Moveable Type’s tutorials and things like that with no response. Today I suddenly found this page and voila - the answer was here.


MichaelCreevy on November 21, 2012, 5:53 a.m. Reply

Wow, I’ve totally forgotten about the Favicons! Thanks to the MT tutorial I heart about them for the first time. It’s been so long ago now…

Andrew Jonson

Andrew Jonson on November 22, 2012, 2:47 a.m. Reply

This is way I use only Movable Type. There is none other CMS of that level which could be used as a blog platform, CMS, social bookmark site and forum. You need to learn just one system, but you get all needed options.


Maddox on November 26, 2012, 11:45 p.m. Reply

I agree with Jesse on his opinion about Template Sets. It is really the best part of Movable Type. These three sets are ready to go and with very simple installation you will have a professional looking site for nothing.

Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson on December 21, 2012, 5:33 a.m. Reply

Unfortunately learningmovabletype seems to me like an abandonment project. The last entry there is from 2011, but the previous are from 2008. You should keep writing there I think.