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MovableType - Open Source Version

 6:27 am on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Movable Type Open Source [movabletype.org]
  • MTOS has every feature in Movable Type 4.0 along with several new minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • All plugins, themes, templates, designs, and APIs that work with MT4 work with MTOS. MTOS also works with other Six Apart open source technologies such as memcached.
  • MTOS is one of the only open source blogging tools with built-in support for an unlimited number of blogs, an unlimited number of authors, and sign-in with OpenID, with no plugins needed.
  • The people at SixApart have been working on this since the beginning of this year. Now they finally have A GPL version ready. MT has always had a free version available, and there has always been a lot of community involvement. However, the addition of the GPL version should help to reinvigorate MT in the market.

    I hope they give WP a run for their money. MT is the better platform IMHO.


    Receptional Andy

     10:22 am on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

    It definitely feels like Wordpress is starting to build dominance, so pretty good timing from SixApart I reckon.


     11:16 am on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

    Very timely, thank you for bringing this up!

    I've been looking around at different blog/cms software, hoping a plan can come together to start a new project or two that would be a departure from what I've done so many (too many) times the same way; and breaking out of the tunnel vision would be refreshing.

    I can't recall off-hand, is this MT PHP/MySQL or Perl?


     1:11 pm on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

    there isn't much in the docs about php but this is the movabletype perl api index [movabletype.org].


     1:39 pm on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

    From there

    Perl comes installed on all UNIX and Linux systems
    Perl must be installed on Windows systems. See Windows Web Server Instructions.
    Mail Server--required if you want to send and receive notifications

    Movable Type works with Sendmail or any SMTP mail server. You need to know the Sendmail path on your server or the name of the SMTP server you want to use.

    PHP--required only for dynamic publishing or creating custom scripts


     2:04 pm on Dec 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

    I was one of the (relatively) few who actually paid (their "donation" option) for MT at a time that it was totally free. When they modified the fee structure, it became unworkable (far too expensive) for my situation.

    I didn't want to switch to Wordpress. But finally gave up on MT, invested the time to learn Wordpress inside out. And while

    I like the people behind MT enough, this welcome change is too little too late for me. Which is a shame.

    Also prefer to be tied to a PHP-based solution than a Perl-based one.

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