August 7, 2008
Collating and displaying content from multiple sources using Movable Type
Nick O’Neill just published a great screencast and howto about using a plugin few people know about: Mark Pasc’s Order plugin for Movable Type. Order is a plugin that allows one to build and merge a list of content from various sources and then to sort and display them in a single list together. What is especially powerful about the Order plugin is the ability to not only pull together content form multiple sources, but also the ability to collate content of wildly different structures and types. In Nick’s screencast he shows how he used this plugin on his own Movable Type-powered blog to interleave entries from two different blogs, as well as actions from Mark’s Action Stream plugin into a single list on his homepage. He even makes available the code he uses on his own blog so that others can easily replicate it. Order Screencast from nick o'neill on Vimeo….
January 18, 2008
Totally turn-key web sites and blogs
For the last several weeks, Jim Ramsey has been developing a new web site design using Movable Type 4.1’s new template set and theming infrastructure. His goals were simple: make it easy for users to create not just a blog, but an entire web site create a web site that guides the user through customization right out of the box architect a set of templates that is more intuitive to customize The result of his work is pretty incredible - so much so that we decided to include the new template set, called the “Universal Template Set,” with the new Professional Pack. Users will be able to get a sneak preview of the feature next week when we release Movable Type 4.1 Release Candidate 2 announced yesterday. Or if you can’t wait that long, we have created a short screencast to demonstrate how Movable Type’s new template set framework functions and some of the many features found within the Universal Template Set. Check it out!…
July 3, 2007
What I Screencast Is What You Get
In the next installment of our on-going series of screencasts that showcase Movable Type 4.0 we decided to present an overview of what is perhaps the single most important screen in the application: the Compose Screen. In this quick four minute walk-through, we demonstrate the many new features found here:A built-in Rich Text (WYSIWYG) EditorAuto Save and post recoveryAbility to browse a library of previously uploaded images to insert them into a postAbility to upload images directly into a postA personalizable display of compose screenFully integrated tags support and tag auto-completionA suped-up category selection controlPost scheduling using a handy calendar pop-up One feature that was not demonstrated was the ability to use the Text Editor buttons like bold, italics, underline for your posts formatted in Markdown, Textile and Smartpants, three markup languages that Movable Type now supports natively….
June 20, 2007
Lists are great. Demos are better.
So you have been following our list of new features in Movable Type 4, but you would rather us show you the new features. Well say no more.Our first screencast demonstrated just how easy it can be to install Movable Type. In this demo we showcase many of the new features found in MT4’s template editing interface. Observe template debugging enhancements, syntax highlighting and more first hand in this short 4 minute video….
June 6, 2007
Now a Major Motion Picture
We have written a lot about the new Movable Type installation process, but honestly, who reads press releases and the ramblings of Anil anyways? So we thought it easier simply to show you our installation process. The movie is about 7 minutes long because we wanted to say hello at the beginning and end, and give users a tour of the new movabletype.org website. The installation process itself, as you will see, actually takes less then 5 minutes….