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MTLookup

I created a search engine, which indexes Movable Type related information. It is called MTLookup. You can read more about it in the MTLookup category.

Basics

If you want to read some basic information about Movable Type, please open the Basics category. For example, you will find a three-part introduction there.

Installation and Configuration

I wrote about the installation process of Movable Type under Windows 2003 with MySQL. You can find that information in the Installation category.

Plugins

I use some plugins on my Movable Type Weblog. You will find some information in articles belonging to the Plugins category.

FAQ

I maintain an FAQ list. All questions and answers can be found in the FAQ category.

Most recently added Entries

12/05/2005 MTLookup: Firefox Search Plugin Mark from murky.org has created a plugin for the Firefox browser. It allows users to search MTLookup from within the browser toolbar. You can find the needed information on Mark's website on One more Firefox Plugin. Thank's a lot Mark! This is a very useful extension. »» continue reading

11/30/2005 MTLookup: Announcing Version v3 I am currently designing the next version of MTLookup. There will be several enhancements to the user interface. I estimate that the new version will be ready in January 2006. With the next version, MTLookup will be able to index the content from the well-known Movable Type Support Forum. So within one result list, you will be able to find tutorials and support questions. »» continue reading

10/30/2005 MTLookup: Fulltext Search is not that Easy A user told me about a query that did not return the expected result list. He was simply searching for the three letters »3.2« (three dot two). This should return a long list of hits. However, the result list was empty. So I had to enhance the algorithm a little bit. »» continue reading

10/29/2005 The FAQ has been extended The FAQ has been extended, explaining the following questions. October 29th, 2005: When looking at my generated webpages, some of these pages contain characters that really look strange. When looking at the same text in Movable Type, anything looks fine. Read FAQ: Special Characters appear as Garbage in the Entries »» continue reading

10/05/2005 MTLookup: Six Apart Documents Updated Some hours ago, Six Apart announced that the Movable Type User Manual had been improved and extended. As MTLookup allows including the User Manual in search queries, I refreshed the MTLookup database immediately. Both the Movable Type User Manual and the Movable Type Knowledge Base have been spidered completely. The information about these two websites has been updated in the MTLookup database. »» continue reading

10/02/2005 MTLookup: Testing Smart Suggestions Once in a while, my own programs analyze MTLookup's search logs. They find out, which keywords have been used most often. They also look for search phrases, which resulted in long result lists - trying to find those queries whose result lists are so long that it was difficult for you to find what you were looking for. Today, I started with integrating a new feature into MTLookup: giving hints to the user, how a search query might be improved and better results be found. »» continue reading

09/24/2005 MTLookup v2: more Websites, more Articles After the second version of MTLookup has been released some days ago, more websites have been added to the database. These are: Murky, alogblog, David Raynes, Brad Choate, Don't Back Down, and Everitz Consulting. Welcome on board. »» continue reading

09/23/2005 MTLookup v2 Improvements: This and That Some days ago, a new version of MTLookup was released. Please read Second version of MTLookup released for the announcement. I will describe the new features in several posts, which will be published here in the Movable Type Weblog. Today, I want to tell you about several small improvements. »» continue reading

09/22/2005 MTLookup v2 Improvements: Query Feedback Some days ago, a new version of MTLookup was released. Please read Second version of MTLookup released for the announcement. I will describe the new features in several posts, which will be published here in the Movable Type Weblog. Today, I want to tell you about query feedback. »» continue reading

 
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