Installing Movable-Type on Apache (i.e. WampServer)
If there are people, who still want to use MT cms, then ok, I will write down here the step I used to install MT, years ago when I used that. You have to follow the following steps (note, you may need up to 10 minutes, but you SHOULD DO ALL STEPS, otherwise, you will have problems with it and may loose time).
1) At first, download MovableType – till date, the officially available version seemed to be v5 ( see: versions to download . However, there is also a GitHub MT repository, which uses latest version, as opposed to officially available versions for download. However, I don’t know if that is allowed use that version, because some people said it is not licensed to use from GitHub. However, I am not sure ).
2) Now you need to read the instructions about how to install PERL (with MySQL & modules) on WampServer (if you have already done this, you can skip to 3rd step).
3) Unpack MovableType archive into directory i.e.
C:\myservers\wamp\mt\. Then open all
.cgi extension files in
/mt/ directory and replace the first line:
with your perl path:
4) then open
mt-config.cgi and insert this code in new line:
ImageDriver GD (p.s. you can use
ImageMagick instead of
GD… but the default installation goes well with
GD, so i leave it as is)
Restart WAMP and open up this url in your Browser: http://localhost/mt/
You will see the default installation page and you can go through the necessary steps easily. Probably you shouldnt not face any problems, if everything is done correctly.
( P.S. If you want PERL hosting, view PERL-supported hostings list.)
About MT History
We know, that throughout the world, only less than 1% of websites use Movable-Type CMS nowadays (statistics here). It was mainly popular, until the famous WordPress appeared in the internet. However, if some people still need to install it, then you can install it within WampServer too. Just you have to follow the above instructions and you will get MovableType installed on your localhost without any problems (if you have installed PERL already, then it’s quite simple).
However, as a general advise, I’ll just mention the essential question: are you sure you need to use MovableType? Maybe now it’s the most appropriate time to migrate into WordPress? I think, you will finally have to switch to WP, and beware, that time may be harder for you to migrate, then at this moment?