What Movable Type tips do you have?
I'm just starting to move into the world of weblogs (oh, sorry, blogging. Or should I say "joining the blogosphere"? :-) and I've opted to horn in on a friend's Movable Type installation. I'm pretty computer savvy, but boy, this is one complex app. Any tips on how to wrap my head around it and be able to focus on my articles rather than the tool?
I think it's still okay to use the word weblog on the Internet, so don't panic too much. But, yes, you're right, it can take a few months to really figure out how to move around in Movable Type and configure things "just so". I still tweak and fiddle with my MT weblogs, and one of them's two years old at this point!
Fortunately, there are some great tips that I've found that'll make working with MT a lot easier, at least for me. In no particular order:
Those are the top tips I can think of at this point. There are plenty more, esp. since I have posted over 500 weblog articles since I installed the latest version of Movable Type on my server! As I think of them, I'll add 'em as comments, and if you have any of your own favorites, heck, I'd love to learn about them, and I'm sure everyone else would too.
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