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Movable Type 5 Documentation

By Beau Smith
Posted November 3, 2009, in MT5.

Thanks for everyone’s input and suggestions to improve the documentation for MT5. Here’s a list of places to find updated and brand-new documentation:

One highlight…. Creating themes for MT5 - this was requested by lots of people in the community and should get you started. Our goal is to create a few sample themes, and place them in a GitHub repository.

The documentation for MT5 is being initially created by the Japanese Movable Type team as they are leading development of MT5. We’re working with a translator to convert to English and then going through each document to clean it up, reformat it, test it, and add more examples. We’ve been notifying the Japanese team whenever we have significantly changed the document so that they can translate it back to Japanese.

Next up is the process of converting the documentation site itself to a more topic-based structure, rather than the current organization (by user-type).

We’re converting pages that list tags in Movable Type to index templates with loops to output pages: by folder, tag, etc. This will ensure that listings are always up-to-date.

As we make improvements and adjustments to the templates, pages and styles, please let us know if you have any requests or suggestions.

Next topic to tackle: Installation Guides




jbibby on November 4, 2009, 6:31 a.m. Reply

Glad to see this. I’m working in MT5 exclusively now. Any update on the release schedule? Still planning on a late november launch?

Beau Smith

Beau Smith on November 4, 2009, 2:15 p.m. Reply

Yes, still planning on a late November launch. If necessary we will delay the launch should there be any outstanding critical bug reports.


hi5 on December 14, 2009, 11:40 a.m. Reply

I am very pleased to read the article in your Blog. It gives me new knowledge has come very grateful.

Lina Gardner

Lina Gardner on July 2, 2012, 3:25 a.m. Reply

Woow, I never thought the process of writing documentation would be so complicated. Thank you for the time and hard work!

eduardo t.

eduardo t. on September 21, 2012, 5:10 a.m. Reply

How the creation of themes for Moveable type is offered. It is on WYSIWYG editor or plain MTML file?


David on September 28, 2012, 10:48 a.m. Reply

The pages for updates and bugs on MT 5 are empty?

Thor Bordstein

Thor Bordstein on October 17, 2012, 10:20 p.m. Reply

What about to increase the number of free given templates, because not everybody is able to create some for their site.


LauraKJ on October 31, 2012, 9:30 p.m. Reply

You need to translate Moveable Type to few more languages. This is the biggest drawback of Moveable Type.

James Cole

James Cole on November 8, 2012, 5:15 a.m. Reply

I agree with Thor. You need more free templates which to be left for free use from everybody. It will make Moveable Type more popular and we will have more and more cool sites.

Ivan Borisoff

Ivan Borisoff on November 20, 2012, 10:33 p.m. Reply

Hi, do you have a final (non Beta) version of Movable Type or it is still in Beta version. Another question, do you plan to start working on Movable Type 6 series and when this is going to start?

Agnes H

Agnes H on December 18, 2012, 5:22 a.m. Reply

For all of you who ask questions about how the themes are made in Movable Type I suggest you to have a look at the link Creating themes for MT5 in the article. There everything is perfectly explained.

Stephanie Gelner

Stephanie Gelner on December 23, 2012, 9:54 a.m. Reply

I saw some people asking about why the bug content pages are empty. The reason is that all such pages are moved to the FogBugz with which Movable Type has an agreement. FogBugz is probably the best system for tracking bugs on systems like Movable Type. So, this was a step forward :)