Make Movable Type Easier

Make Movable Type Easier.

For those folks using Movable Type to blog, including SLS staff and those at our member libraries, Steven points us to Zempt, a graphical interface that works on disparate platforms to post to MT blogs. Some features:

  • “Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
  • Post entries to your Movable Type blog
  • Full support for Movable Type entry fields including:
    • Title
    • Body
    • Extended Entry
    • Excpert
    • Keywords
    • Multiple categories
    • Comment Status
    • TrackBack status
    • Send TrackBack pings
    • Edit entry date and time
  • Easy text and paragraph markup. Add bold, links, blockquotes, and paragraph alignment quickly and easily.
  • Preview your posts
  • Save posts as draft
  • Manage multiple blogs on multiple sites”

“Adds a spell checker” should be added to that list, and that list bit about managing multiple blogs on multiple sites could be especially handy. Remember, though, that this is a separate download that installs to your local hard drive, so you won't be able to access it from multiple places. I also wish it created a WYSIWYG environment, but hey it's free (although if you use it you should consider donating money to the project). Still, it could make life much easier.  [The Shifted Librarian]

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