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Essential Blogging by Mena G. Trott, Benjamin Trott, Shelley Powers, Scott Johnson, Rael Dornfest, Cory Doctorow

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Blog Configuration

Movable Type has many configuration options that you can set for each blog, controlling archiving, notifications, comments, and so on. When you set up a new Movable Type blog, these options are all given suitable defaults. This means that you can set up a new blog without worrying about setting the configuration options, which works well if the configuration options are what you would have chosen anyway.

But if you would like to edit your configuration options, do so by logging in, selecting the blog you wish to edit, then clicking the Blog Config button in the left navigation. Then select Preferences from the navigation on the right side.

Following are descriptions of some configuration options you may be interested in:

Blog description

Your blog description is displayed in the Movable Type main menu, as well as in the header of the default templates, under the blog name.

Language for date display

If you write your blog in a language other than English, for the sake of consistency, you may wish to display the dates in the other language, as well. The system currently supports 10 languages for date display.

Convert line and paragraph breaks

When you turn on line and paragraph break conversion, all paragraphs (blocks of text separated by two line breaks) are surrounded by <p> and </p> tags, and all single line breaks will be replaced by <br> tags.

Welcome message

When authors of your blog view the main editing menu, by default, they are presented with a message welcoming ...

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