Movable Type on Windows XP


To run Movable Type locally on Windows XP, you need to install Apache HTTP server, ActiveState Perl and MySQL. Use WinMySQLAdmin to start and stop the MySQL server, and MySQLControlCenter to add a new database. Use PPM to install DBI and DBD-mysql. Download the Movable Type files and put them in the cgi-bin and htdocs folders of the Apache installation. Set the path to Perl at the top of each .cgi file, and set up mt.cfg as described in the instructions. Follow the rest of the installation docs and everything should be ready to go (in the weblog config preferences, set default comments to 'none' and default posting to 'publish'). Edit access.conf to restrict access to localhost, then stop and restart the Apache server.