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  • MT 5.02 and Ubuntu 14.04

    Asked by Oppy Oppy and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz, on ap lioa and onapthanh
    June 2, 2014

    I have MT 5.02 successfully installed on Ubuntu server 14.04. I can create entries, and save but when i attempt to publish i get an error: failed loading package MT::Template::Tags::Entry for routine MT::Template::Tags::Entry::hdlrentries: syntax error…

  • mt-comments.cgi vulnerability?

    Asked by doggone and answered by Heideldesign.
    April 19, 2014

    My site host provider contacted me regarding very high cpu usage that seemed to be centered around mt-comment.cgi. I am in the process of updating, but the active site is still MT 5.2.2. I have turned off commenting for the…

  • Upgrade to 6.0.3 issues

    Asked by doggone and answered by doggone
    April 17, 2014

    Hi, I am trying to upgrade from 5.2.2 to 6.0.3. After the upgrade had run and I refreshed the templates and published a site, I found a couple of major problems. 1) The upgrade had replaced my customized indexes with…

  • Logging in times out

    Asked by scott and answered by Mike123
    April 16, 2014

    I can see my blogs but when I try to login the cursors spins and eventually times outs. It appears to access db correct because if I try to loggin with incorrect password I get an invalid pw message. This…

  • Password Recovery

    Asked by Ed and answered by Maarten Schenk and on ap lioa
    April 6, 2014

    I am running MT 3.35 and will upgrade, but first I need to get into my current setup. How can I recover my password if I can’t remember my Password Recovery Word/Phrase?…

  • Double space creates Â

    Asked by shaun and answered by Dave Aiello and Maarten Schenk
    April 1, 2014

    Many times when I use a double space, Movable Type interprets it as an Â. how do I fix this?…

  • Repeatedly Prompted to Log In

    Asked by sroth
    March 31, 2014

    I just upgraded an old linux install to a version 6 windows install. Everything is work fine, but every now and then the users will be continually prompted to re-enter their credentials. The prompt is a standard web browser login…

  • Lost my system admin password

    Asked by Sandra and answered by Maarten Schenk and on ap lioa
    March 29, 2014

    I have lost my system admin password and I cannot retrieve it. When I click on the Forgot Password? link, I get an error message: Can’t call method "id" on an undefined value Is there anyway to reset or retrieve…

  • database location

    Asked by spidereater and answered by Maarten Schenk
    March 20, 2014

    I had a movable type installation on an old computer. The computer died and I wanted to extract the database from the unbootable hardrive. Where is the movable type database typically located? What is the file name? I can access…

  • category selections not persisting

    Asked by eggre and answered by anthonyf, anthonyf and Dave Aiello
    March 1, 2014

    Ever since my paid upgrade to 5.2, any category selections I make do not persist when I save a post. However, categories I’d selected pre-upgrade are still honored. Any ideas?…

  • Breadcrumbs and categories

    Asked by anthonyf
    March 1, 2014

    I have entries that have more than one category - I can’t figure out the coding of my breadcrumbs to show only the category tree that you are actually in, and not duplicate categories - for example I have an…

  • uploading multiple pictures

    Asked by cgates32 and answered by Dan Wolfgang and Priyank Pandey
    February 21, 2014

    Hello, How do i upload multiple pictures after making a category in my gallery? I can do one at a time but i want to upload 100+ pictures to different galleries. Thank you….

  • Upgrade path from MT2

    Asked by Kevin Higgins and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    February 7, 2014 in Featured

    I took a long hiatus from blogging and now have the time to begin doing it more. As a result of the hiatus, my site is still running Moveable Type 2.63. The link on your site that gives information about…

  • Changing default CAPTCHA color

    Asked by Allen Macbean and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    January 28, 2014

    I’m using the MT CAPTCHA to verify real comments on our blog, but the CAPTCHA is unreadable. I have a black background on the blog, the the CAPTCHA is black type on a dark grey/black pattern. How does one change…

  • MTOS install files?

    Asked by Scott and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    January 28, 2014

    We are currently using MTOS for our online journal. We would like to upgrade to MTOS 5.2.9. Can you please tell me where to download the installation files, and where to get the upgrade instructions?…

  • Front end is not updating after publish

    Asked by George Sakkal
    January 27, 2014

    I am trying to update our UThink blog. In my entries section, I can see all my 2014 posts I am trying to publish. However, even after it says they are published, only 2013 posts show on the blog. How…

  • Need to continually reset password to log in

    Asked by matt
    January 24, 2014

    I cannot log in to Moveable Type. When I go to the log in page, it keeps coming up with “invalid username or password.” But when I go to recover password and reset it to the same as it was,…

  • How Movable Type Blogs Use Entry Categories

    Asked by Ellen and answered by Dan Wolfgang
    January 23, 2014

    Hi there. Our company is confused as to how a blog entry is categorized. When I choose multiple categories that my blog applies to, only one or sometimes none of them are included in the URL. I also don’t know…

  • Where to find my SALT value for my release password

    Asked by three18ti
    January 23, 2014

    Hello, With the breach of I would like to verify that my password has not been compromised. Unfortunately, I do not remember the password I used when I signed up to so I was going to attempt to…

  • Restore hangs

    Asked by Neil
    January 22, 2014

    I’m migrating to a new host. Same version has previous host. The restore function takes the backup file, but hangs at the ‘restoring’ phase….

  • Downloading Images from blog

    Asked by Nathan Myles
    January 21, 2014

    Hello, I’m looking to download the images associated with my blog. How can I do this?…

  • Entry Scheduling Not working

    Asked by Adrian Black and answered by Heideldesign.
    January 20, 2014

    I have some blog entries that are scheduled to start in the future. This doesn’t seem to work. I am running Movable Type Pro version 5.2.7 with: Community Pack 1.95, Professional Pack 1.75…

  • Embedding video

    Asked by Andrew and answered by Heideldesign.
    January 20, 2014

    How can i put a video into my blog. Either uploading a .mov file directly or linking to a youtube version if need be….

  • Restoring some deleted comments from backed-up MySQL database?

    Asked by Jed Hartman and answered by Jed Hartman
    January 12, 2014 in Featured

    Hi, all. A user of my MT instance accidentally deleted 200 legitimate comments from their blog a couple months ago; I’m now trying to restore those. I have a backup of the MySQL database (using mysqldump) from just before the…

  • Gateway Timeout Errors

    Asked by Wayne Garcia
    January 10, 2014

    The last few times I’ve made updates things get clogged up and there is always Gateway timeout errors. What’s up? I use the least Mac OS X….

  • Need help retrieving my login URL

    Asked by Filip
    January 10, 2014

    It’s been so long since I logged onto my MT page for my site, that I lost the bookmarks, and the URL to reach the page. I tried: but I got a 403 forbidden access. I haven’t upgraded/updated MT…

  • How to update copyright date in blog footer

    Asked by Kristen and answered by Heideldesign.
    January 9, 2014

    i want to update the c)2009 on my blog to 2014. can you take a look at my site and let me know if that is possible? my blog is live here: many bags of thanks, Kristen…

  • Cannot find login URL

    Asked by pat madea and answered by Heideldesign.
    January 5, 2014

    A friend purchased a url for me a few years ago and it is loaded with moveable type. It’s been awhile since I’ve visited the place, like years, and I want to start using it, but I cannot find how…

  • Scheduling Posts & Trackbacks Error

    Asked by Jodi
    January 3, 2014

    1. I always get this message when I post: “One or more errors occurred when sending update pings or TrackBacks. Check the Activity Log for the error.” What does this mean? 2. The schedule function has never worked. (i.e. I…
  • Deleting my blog entries/content

    Asked by Jen
    January 3, 2014

    Hello there, although I want to keep, I would like to delete all Movable Type blog posts, comments, photos, videos and other content associated with my blog (July 2001 – August 2005): Please advise. Thanks!…

  • error message regarding database

    Asked by Richard Marcus
    January 2, 2014

    Hi, The web server who hosts my blog recently updated the MSQYL Databases they use to the 5.5 version and ever since I’ve been receiving the following error message Undefined subroutine &DBD::mysql::db::_login called when I try and open page….

  • Download Movable Type?

    Asked by Jay Brewer and answered by Heideldesign.
    December 30, 2013

    I have a personal blog using MT 4.38 and want to upgrade to 5.2.9 but can’t find anywhere to download it? what do I do? where do i get the latest 5.2.9 version to upgrade my older 4.38 blog?…

  • Adding Typekit script to Movable Type 4 Blog

    Asked by Patrick McKenna and answered by Heideldesign.
    December 18, 2013

    I just signed up with Typekit. They provide a small script that I need to add the the section of the blog. I have searched for hours through the files and I don’t know where this is. Anyone have any…

  • How to additional information from LDAP to a person’s profile

    Asked by A Spooner
    December 18, 2013 in Featured

    How do I add additional LDAP information to users profiles? I would like to add a person title using the title that is already available in our LDAP db….

  • Loading objects based upon them have a field with a null value

    Asked by Andrew Garvin
    December 13, 2013

    How can you load only the objects that have a field with a null value. It does not appear to work when you use MT::Foo->load({fieldname=>undef})…

  • Image error

    Asked by Matt
    December 12, 2013

    This message comes up when trying to add an image to our latest blog post. “Error creating temporary file; please check your TempDir setting in your coniguration file (currently ‘/tmp’) this location should be writable.” All of our images in…

  • Convert Line Breaks not working

    Asked by Joe Pikus
    December 11, 2013

    ‘Convert Line Breaks’ option doesn’t create lines breaks in 4.38…

  • PHP for contact form

    Asked by Ula
    December 11, 2013

    I am trying to create a contact form that will send an email when the information is submitted. I’m in the process of creating a page template for it, but I’m not sure how to encode the php properly. Although…

  • MovableType 5.04 with PHP 5.4?

    Asked by EdP
    December 11, 2013

    I have a website running on MT 5.04, but PHP on the server has been migrated to 5.4 and the site is no longer working - I get a 503 Service Unavailable error. Is MT 5.04 compatible with PHP 5.4?…

  • Cannot find login URL

    Asked by Marya
    December 10, 2013

    A client has version 3.3, which has worked fine for years, and now neither she nor I can even figure out how or where she can log in. Can you provide that information?…

  • migrating servers for a 4.21 installation

    Asked by Dimitris Vichos
    December 8, 2013

    I cannot seem to find the server requirements anywhere, could you give me server requirements and maybe some tips I could use to migrate? The version mentioned at the footer of the website admin is “Movable Type Pro version 4.21-en…

  • Entries are publishing but Pages aren’t

    Asked by Matt Goddard
    December 3, 2013

    Hey, I get a server error when i ‘save’ a page but not when i publish an entry. I’ve checked the file/folder permission but am at a bit of a loss what to check next. Can anyone help? Thanks Matt…

  • Adding Fonts to MT Editor

    Asked by michael webster
    December 2, 2013

    How do I add different fonts to the TinyMCE editor that MT uses? Thanks….

  • Can MT administrators of other sites read my password?

    Asked by Omar
    November 26, 2013

    I have signed up to Movable Type in order to post a comment on a blog. I am wondering if the owner/administrator of that blog will subsequently be privy to my password and my email address?…

  • Need to upgrade

    Asked by Anne Zook
    November 26, 2013

    I’m running an old version of MT (V2.64 has been my blog platform since 2011) and know I need to upgrade to a newer version. I’m worried that it will be beyond me to do this since I’m not very…

  • showing entries by array of ID number

    Asked by Ebrahim Eskafi
    November 24, 2013

    I wrote a module for finding the most related entries to the entry. I tried to count number of common tags and then sorted t. finally I stored the most related entry IDs in an array. Unfortunately I couldn’t show…

  • permissions error when uploading files

    Asked by Patricia Sweetow
    November 22, 2013

    I am receiving this error message when uploading. I last used MT October 24, and have successfully used it for years without incident. My host. Insider Hosting, cannot resolve this and I need help. `Error writing upload to ‘/home/gallery/public_html/inventory/KA15detail.jpg’: Opening…

  • Plans to bring back blogger license?

    Asked by Alicia
    November 20, 2013

    Are there plans in the future to bring back the blogger license? I have a blog that has been going strong for over 10 years, but paying $500 is too much for just blogging….

  • Display entries containing string in title

    Asked by Leonard Dixon
    November 18, 2013

    Is there a way to filter entries displayed by a checking if the title contains a certain word? For example, display all entries in which the title contains the word “IBM”….

  • EntryAuthorUserpicURL does and doesnt work

    Asked by Adrian
    November 15, 2013

    Recently update to MT 5.2.7. Done by a third party who was a bit crap to be fair and isnt interested in finishing the job off. Couple of things that still need to be ironed out… With this snippet “>…

  • External RSS feeds

    Asked by Leonard Dixon
    November 15, 2013

    A client of mine uses movabletype and post articles on their site. They have a sponsors page with companies listed. They want to add a latest news link to each company that will pull up the latest news associated with…

  • Preview shows a blank page

    Asked by Alyssa
    November 11, 2013

    Hi, I can’t get preview to show me anything but a blank page on OS X Firefox or Chrome. Is this a known issue? Is it going to be fixed soon?…

  • Comments Denied

    Asked by Jerome Doolittle
    November 8, 2013

    Running v. 3.34. All of a sudden, commenting works properly as usual on the first three entries but when I write comments on older posts, review, and then click to save them, this comes up: Your comment submission failed for…

  • Forms

    Asked by Jack Pfeiffer
    November 6, 2013

    I am the new website administrator for my office and new to using your interface. In the past my office has created forms for an annual awards nomination process, but I have been unable to locate the forms on the…

  • Cannot log in like usually do

    Asked by Corey Friedlander
    November 5, 2013

    The log-in URL I’ve always used now returns the following error message: > Internal Server Error > The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. The hosting service for our website did change…

  • Incorrect Author Attribution in SERP

    Asked by Mike Cleek
    November 1, 2013

    When I search Google for an article on my MT site ( the first 4 articles all state the wrong author. Where is Google getting this data? I can’t find it anywhere on our page in the front end or…

  • Author usernames in meta information?

    Asked by Mike Cleek
    November 1, 2013

    Google SERPs are showing usernames rather than Display Names. So the hit on Google will say “by: admin” rather than “by: Editor” or other. This gives people our usernames and then they can just hack the password instead of trying…

  • MT::App::CMS error

    Asked by Luis Silva
    October 29, 2013

    I’m trying to upgrade from version 3.3 to 4.38 and eventually 5.x. So far I have upgraded to 4.38 and i hit this error when trying to preview a blog entry. > Invalid request: corrupt character data for character set…

  • reader comment is not showing

    Asked by erica brady and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 28, 2013

    I approved a reader comment, but it is not showing as a comment on the blog. When I tried to republish the blog, I got the following error message: An error occurred publishing category ‘9784’: Publish error in template ‘Category…

  • Sudden JSON error

    Asked by Armin
    October 25, 2013

    Hello. Been running MT 4.23 perfectly for years. This morning after a server outage that required a reboot, whenever I create an entry I get the following error: "Usage: JSON::XS::new(klass)". It also happens when I try to edit an existing…

  • Why is a deleted blog still accessible?

    Asked by Emily and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 23, 2013

    I created a blog as a college class project and want to delete it. Under manage blogs it says I have no blogs to manage but the URL still exists and can be searched. How do I get rid of…

  • Styles and images stopped working

    Asked by Seong-Ah Cho and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 23, 2013

    Hello — I recently noticed that for some reason all our blog posts (example) lost all their formatting and thumbnail images. We use Movable Type to host the blog and link to it from our webpage. Please let me know…

  • Allow HTML in comment code blocks

    Asked by Charlie Gorichanaz and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 16, 2013 in Featured

    I am using Markdown with Smartypants to process comments similar to the example in the documentation for the filters modifier: This works great except for when comments include certain HTML or Movable Type tags within code blocks. For example, if…

  • MySQL socket error

    Asked by nathan and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 16, 2013 in Featured

    What is this error? Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (2)…

  • New to posting

    Asked by Mariel Martin and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 16, 2013

    Hi, I am trying to figure out how to publish a blog post that I have created in Word onto my blog. I have the content and link ready I just need to publish it now. Thank you for your…

  • File timestamp updating

    Asked by Charlie Gorichanaz and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 16, 2013 in Featured

    I republished an entire blog, and when I looked at the timestamps on the files, I did not see any recent dates. Does this mean Movable Type could not publish the templates? Or does it not update file timestamps every…

  • Can I use the same template on multiple blogs?

    Asked by John Smith and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 16, 2013 in Featured


  • Published entry not on main page

    Asked by katie
    October 15, 2013

    I’ve published an entry to my blog, but it is not showing up on the main page of my blog. I can only find my entry in the archives, not on the main page. How do I get it to…

  • Inconsistent URL custom fields

    Asked by Charlie Gorichanaz and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz and Dan Wolfgang
    October 14, 2013 in Featured

    I have a “Single-Line Text” custom field called “Asker URL” with the template tag set to AskExpertURL. The values stored so far are a mixture of full URLs like: And shorthand URLs like: I am following the suggested…

  • E-mail alerts on new comments

    Asked by Yuji Takayama and answered by Yuji Takayama
    October 14, 2013 in Featured

    How do I turn on an email alert for each time we receive a comment? So then we do not have to log in everyday to see if there are new comments. Instead we would just receive an email saying…

  • How do I change the database?

    Asked by Emma and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    October 9, 2013 in Featured

    Hi, I’m trying to change the database to another one on my server. How do I do that in Movable Type? Thanks, Emma…

  • Pagination plugin

    Asked by Emily
    October 2, 2013

    Is there a plugin for pagination in movable type that is compatible with MT5? Thanks…

  • TinyMCE

    Asked by Yuji Takayama and answered by Yuji Takayama
    September 30, 2013

    How do you get the latest features of TinyMCE or customize it?…

  • Edit Entry oddities

    Asked by Elizabeth Harlow and Carol Glasser and answered by jrappaport
    September 29, 2013

    Can’t type in Body box. Can type in other boxes. Also, when click preview, it also clicks the save button. Any idea what’s wrong? –Elizabeth Harlow In a new entry I can only type the Title, but I can’t type…

  • How can I restore my application directory?

    Asked by Rodrigo
    September 27, 2013

    Hi, I had a few MT4 blogs in my website. There was a crash in the server that host the website and some folders were lost. The blogs are still on one-line. Here are the links: - -…

  • Entry Display Order within a Category

    Asked by Pam and answered by Dave Aiello and Rick
    September 26, 2013 in Featured

    How do I change the order of entries that are loaded in a category?…

  • ImageMagick Configuration Problem

    Asked by Julie Schicktanz and answered by Rick
    September 25, 2013 in Featured

    I’ve never had too many issues uploading images, but yesterday, before I even saw the image file screen, I saw this error: “The required ImageMagick libraries are not installed or not installed properly.” Since then, I’ve not been able to…

  • Migrating from Pixelpost to Movable Type

    Asked by Andrea
    September 25, 2013

    I would like to know if there is the chance to migrate a 5 year old Pixelpost blog to Movable Type….

  • Allow anonymous commenting with CAPTCHA

    Asked by elizabeth
    September 11, 2013

    Running latest version of MT. I just want people to be able to comment using image CAPTCHA, not by signing in. I have changed all configurations that I know, but it still asks for a sign in to comment….

  • Movable Type on MAMP for OSX

    Asked by Bill Kay
    September 11, 2013

    I forgot to mention that I recently installed MAMP Pro. Apache, MySQL and PHP is part of MAMP as I understand it. So can I install MovableType and not worry about installing MySQL or PHP?…

  • Does commenting require third party cookies?

    Asked by Bill Kay and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    September 11, 2013 in Featured

    Hi, Can you tell me how the comments are handled in MovableType? 1. Does it require the user to activate 3rd party cookies? 2. If 3rd party cookies are involved can there be a script with a button that can…

  • Thumbnail file sizes can end up larger than original image

    Asked by John Smith and answered by Dan Wolfgang
    August 13, 2013

    Sometimes when an image is resized by Movable Type, the resulting image’s file size is larger than the original! What’s going on here?…

  • How can I prettify tag and keyword search URLs?

    Asked by Caio and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz
    May 30, 2013 in Featured

  • Switching to different language versions of a site

    Asked by Bill and answered by François Nonnenmacher, Dan Wolfgang and Shmuel Fomberg
    August 7, 2012 in Featured

    I have a website in the Thai language and I have been requested to mirror that site in English. The site would be a 1 to 1 copy of the original. Every Page and Entry would have a corresponding Page…

  • How can I generate appropriate meta tags in my posts?

    Asked by Rick and answered by Rick
    March 17, 2012 in Featured

    I want to use Movable Type to show keywords, description, etc. What do you recommend?…

  • Using PHP to check authentication

    Asked by Henry Umanksy and answered by François Nonnenmacher and Charlie Gorichanaz
    March 4, 2010 in Featured

    Hello, I’m trying to mix PHP code with MT tags in order to check if a user is authenticated. The purpose is to show and hide published pages according to who is logged in. We are using Movable Type 4.34…

  • Activity Log maintenance issues

    Asked by Samuel Schwartz and answered by Mike T
    October 28, 2009 in Featured

    Running MT 4.23-en, on a fairly active blog (at least daily entries and comment activity). The activity log has not been maintained (i.e. cleared) in about three years, and has grown quite large (greater than 33 megabytes, total space, over…

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