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What do you want to build using Movable Type?

By Byrne Reese
Posted November 7, 2008.

Movable Type has a well earned reputation as an incredibly scalable, flexible and powerful publishing platform and is used by large enterprises, publishers and bloggers alike. Movable Type however was not designed exclusively for large publishers - Movable Type is in fact suitable for anyone wanting to create a web site, big and small.

To help our users build the next generation of popular, innovative and ground breaking blogs we have begun to invest heavily in one of the community's most critical resources: documentation. Movable Type's developer documentation has already received an enormous overhaul, and now we turn our attention to our documentation for designers.

In fact, our work has already begun on that documentation; but before we make too much progress, we wanted to first check with our community and see if we are covering the right concepts, tutorials and topics. We therefore invite you to check out our new Movable Type Designer Guide's table of contents and give us feedback on the set of topics it outlines for our new designer documentation. Do you feel it will leave any major questions for you unanswered? Do you wish it would just cover one more thing? Let us know, we want to hear from you!

We are also working on training materials and will soon be offering free webinars on Building Web Sites with Movable Type, just as soon as we work through and develop a solid curriculum. Check out the following preview of just such a training session:

If you are interested in attending a free webinar, let me know and I will let you know when we schedule our first session.

Do you have a passion or interest in our documentation? Want to stay up to date with our documentation project? Check out the following resources:

And finally, want to see the progress we have already made on our developer documentation? Check it out:



Matt Carey

Matt Carey on November 10, 2008, 12:31 a.m. Reply

Community section: build a members only area (content restricted by signed-in state)


kimonostereo on November 24, 2008, 9:36 p.m. Reply

With Byrne no longer here, is this still going to go on? I’d love to learn more about using the Community Templates.

Travis Spencer

Travis Spencer on November 30, 2008, 6:10 p.m. Reply

Slides without words aren’t helpful. When’s the Webinar?


mrsjanet on December 19, 2008, 12:52 a.m. Reply

I would be very interested in attending a free webinar please hit me up when you schedule your first session!

Karen Richard

Karen Richard on July 12, 2012, 3:28 a.m. Reply

Are you still making webinars and if the answer is yes where I could find one to participate?

Amanda Thompson

Amanda Thompson on September 12, 2012, 10:21 p.m. Reply

kimonostereo: Is Byrne Reese no longer part of Moveable Type team? I didn’t know that.

Catharine T

Catharine T on October 16, 2012, 6:23 a.m. Reply

This is why Moveable type is such a great success. They always want to hear their costumers. Only in that way a project can be successful. Keep going.

Peter Smolenvil

Peter Smolenvil on November 11, 2012, 8:26 p.m. Reply

I join myself to the previous commenter. You need regular webinars and you need some video tutorials covering different topics on the area. With them it will be far easier to work with Moveable Type which is really complex CMS>


zetta on November 13, 2012, 3:12 a.m. Reply

When I try to click on Movable Type Designer Guide’s table of contents it gives me error 403 – forbidden!!! Why is that?

Kelly Crauberg

Kelly Crauberg on December 11, 2012, 1:59 a.m. Reply

The slide share is great, but do you have a video where every is explained in details? Thank you in advance.

Ivan Stone

Ivan Stone on December 21, 2012, 2:20 a.m. Reply

Hello, I just joined Movable Type and I want to learn some tips and tricks but this slide share doesn’t help me at all. I see there are lots of people asking for a video tutorial and webinars. I join the group of asking peoples who wants a bit more clearer explanation. Thank you in advance.

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.