April 29, 2003
Movable Type rocks
Five hours later I have configured MT to my liking, created new templates for entries and archives based on the hultberg.org look and feel and have a fully functioning blog system. Over my 28.8k-modem. Good stuff.
Installing Movable Type was a breeze. Our LAMP-system is indeed configured according to standards. :) The only "problem" I ran into was my MySQL-user not having privileges to create tables, causing mt-load.cgi to crash horribly. So now I have learned about the GRANT command in MySQL.
Re-hacking the templates was equally easy. Actually it reminds a lot of the DynaMaster-philosophy when it comes to inserting template tags for lists, variables and recurring design elements. I felt "at home" from the start, so to speak.
Since MT generates static files with all content, stitching the latest MT-entry together with the DynaMaster-driven start page of hultberg.org was about 60 seconds worth of template-creation and inserting a text file at the right spot.
I really like this.Posted by manne at April 29, 2003 10:48 PM