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  • MT 5.02 and Ubuntu 14.04

    Asked by Oppy Oppy and answered by Charlie Gorichanaz and on ap lioa
    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?…

  • 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?…

  • 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?…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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


  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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