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ARL (Moderator) – March 20, 2008 10:04PM Reply Quote
Hey, hey! I'm looking at sticking my big toe into MySQL and PHP.

Here's the place to share tips/tricks etc and ask dumbass noob questions...

Mokers (Moderator) – February 04, 2009 03:59PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I also haven't been able to keep up with the license changes either.

I would say go with the free blogger edition. If you have to step up to the open source developer version for features, the database transfers pretty nicely

ARL (Moderator) – February 04, 2009 07:30PM Reply Quote
Ah, so I can go for MT Pro "blogger" and upgrade to the open-source version pretty easily?

The only thing that worries me is whether multiple authors can use the free blogger edition (there'd be maybe 4 or 5 contributors, maybe more)

ARL (Moderator) – February 04, 2009 09:19PM Reply Quote

Hmmm... the blogger version does indeed seem to be the way to go and given the w3c uses it for their forums it can't be too bad with standards compliance.

There just seems to be an alarming lack of documentation about ensuring compliance on the moveable type website.

Mr Ierna - I'll be emailing you shortly about hosting. Thx


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/04/2009 09:20PM by Tony Leggett.

ARL (Moderator) – February 04, 2009 10:07PM Reply Quote

In case you don't get that message Tom can you email me at tleggett[nospam]@[nospam]optusnet.com.au


rino – February 07, 2009 12:52PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
The free pro blogger version -- yes that's the one. I don't think it's an upgrade to developer version as for me it has fewer built-in features!

ARL (Moderator) – April 27, 2009 01:23AM Reply Quote
Installing MT as we speak (have fingers, toes and short 'n curlies crossed...)

Tom, thankyou for your help thus far, you are a God...

[edit] Oh, and if spork dies it might be my fault

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/27/2009 01:24AM by Tony Leggett.

ARL (Moderator) – April 27, 2009 03:42AM Reply Quote
OK, who here has got stuck on a "403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi on this server." error when installing MT?

I chmoded all the cgi files to 755 (hell, I even tried 777).

Rino, any tips?

rino – April 27, 2009 06:58AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Insure the mt directory is in the proper cgi script location ... usually an ISP has only one place these are allowed to run, typically at /cgi-bin/ but other times different.

ARL (Moderator) – May 03, 2009 04:18AM Reply Quote
Hey Rino,

With the blog you put up a while back (http://learn.bowdoin.edu/sociology/soc022/blogs/) how did you get it to default to .shtml rather than .html? There's an option for the archives but that's not it, is it?

And maybe I'm missing something but how do you make it use php?

ARL (Moderator) – May 03, 2009 04:22AM Reply Quote
Oh, and dynamic or static pages?

Having read this http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/administrator/publishing/static-and-dynamic-publishing.html I'm a bit puzzled whether it's worth it.

And, goddamn it, how do you stop the cgi files changing their permissions (they're meant to stay 755 but one keeps going 644, arrgh!)

ARL (Moderator) – May 06, 2009 08:06PM Reply Quote
Cross-posted from milkshakes thread:


There is a way to do multiple blogs on Wordpress after all...

And I could actually login to their support forums. I think I'll give MT one more go and then give Wordpress a try...

ARL (Moderator) – May 18, 2009 07:30PM Reply Quote
Cross-posted from sporkers...

Got a silly question for anyone who blogs and uses Markdown for text formatting.

Is there a simple way to insert a link that opens in a new window?



ddt – June 12, 2009 01:09PM Reply Quote
anybody easily able to get this python stuff installed via terminal? it downloaded to my desktop, so maybe it's a directory issue?


Mokers (Moderator) – June 13, 2009 11:48AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I was able to work run it using Terminal. I am not sure what had to be installed.

Downloaded to desktop

started terminal

in terminal

cd Desktop

tar -xzvf swampy.1.1.tgz

cd swampy.1.1

python AmoebaWorld.py

ddt – June 13, 2009 01:13PM Reply Quote
thanks for checking.

1. I was not getting the path correct

2. I was misreading the instructions and trying cd and tar etc. in Python


Mokers (Moderator) – July 15, 2009 09:57PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
had to build the koha catalog system on os x server for a client. Apple does things differently in just enough ways to make it a huge fucking pain in the ass.

stan adams – July 16, 2009 09:51AM Reply Quote
it is probably that the "instructions" you found mostly assume Linux and BSD is different enough that the PITA is hard to say it is just Apple...

ARL (Moderator) – September 08, 2009 02:04AM Reply Quote
Cross-posting from SHS:

Anyone here ever played with a CMS called Plone?

Mokers (Moderator) – November 12, 2010 08:56PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
i have already left for the day and plan on getting wasted in short order, but why is it so hard to get perl to recognize where iconv is? I downloaded libiconv and compiled correctly. However, I cannot for the life of me get the Text::Iconv perl module to compile. It keeps saying it can't find iconv. Fuck that shit in the goat ass.

ARL (Moderator) – November 13, 2010 07:30PM Reply Quote
That's one of the reasons I now avoid movable type - it requires perl. If you can get away with just php - why complicate it with perl as well?

(Sorry, probably not a remotely helpful answer for you, Remy)

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