|Once you have the site architected and the blogs created in the
database, you can tweak the publishing settings. Start with a
sub-directory that does not already have some old legacy content.
The first thing to do is turn off the accursed Zemanta plugin. Zemanta
blog entry pages. It looks at the words you are typing and brings up
pictures from the web it thinks you would like to insert. This is great
for those 8 idiots writing about cats. Those of us that need pictures
not scrubbed by some privacy-invading cloud Satan program will need to
disable Zemanta. You have to go into your system
overview>tools>plugins tab and disable it there. That will kill it
in all the blogs and the whole website. Hallelujah.
|Next go to the "Design" tab of a blog. The templates are the programs that assemble and update your top-level blog pages every time you add a
blog post. There are two top-level pages. index.html is what the
conventional blog roll page is built on. It puts the blog posts in
chronological order. Next is the Archive page. That is really a contents
page. It has a listing of all you categories and all blog posts under
I change the Archive entry output file to Contents.html. I change the
stylesheet file from styles.css to the name of the sub-directory,
Suffer.css. In the "Link to file" box put Suffer.css. This does a cool
thing. If you change the css file with another program, then Movable
type will not overwrite it, it will update its database to the new file. If you make changes in Movable Type instead of an outside program it
will just publish that.