Neil Turner's Blog

Blogging about technology and randomness since 2002

Going into print

Cover of 'Hacking Movable Type' If you read Ben Hammersley and Jay Allen, you may have seen references to “the book” recently. This is Hacking Movable Type, a 500+ page guide to getting deep down and dirty with MT and customising it to the extreme. And now I think it’s time to let you know that I’m writing a couple of chapters for it.

It’s very much a group effort – as well as myself, Jay and Ben, there are contributions from Matt Haughey, Brad Choate and David Raynes amongst others, and the foreword to the book is being written by Ben and Mena Trott themselves. As arguably the least known of any of those, I’m naturally flattered to be involved in such a project.

The book is still very much a work in progress but will be out later this year. I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you want to pre-order it, the ISBN is 076457499X and the publisher is John Wiley & Sons.

18 Comments

  1. Ack! But I want it NOW! You sir, are a tease! πŸ™‚

  2. Sweet! I will be ordering this book. It will be worth it so I can become more profient at MT. glad to hear you are adding some things to the book.

  3. MT-Blacklist v2.0e

    Mocht U aan de volgende voorwaarden voldoen: – een weblog beheren – dat draait onder MovableType – dat versie 3.X of hoger is – geen gebruik maakt van MTCloseComments.pl – en dus gebukt gaat onder comment-spammers? Dan is er vanaf vandaag (eindelijk) M…

  4. My god man. Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations on your participation, Neil. And to be accurate, despite the cover artwork, Ben and Mena have *not* committed to writing the forward. I’m sure it’ll be a great book, regardless, given the talents of all the authors.

  6. Congratulations Neil and to the rest of the team. Well done.

  7. Hacking MovableType – Just my type

    Hacking Movable Type(if you want to pre-order it, the ISBN is 076457499X and the publisher is John Wiley & Sons), a 500+ page guide to getting deep down and dirty with MT and customising it to the extreme. A neat…

  8. What will you be writing about?

  9. Congrats man! I will surely pick this book up. I can’t wait. You are such a tease though.

  10. congratulations – hope the book is uptodate when it does come out. Which of the many specialities are you going to talk about?

  11. Glad to have you on board, Neil. πŸ™‚
    And to echo what Anil said: the cover is just a mockup that got posted to Amazon erroneously. In addition to the erroneous Ben/Mena placeholder, the working title of the book is actually “Hacking WordPress”… πŸ˜‰

  12. I’m looking forward to the book. Awesome, so you’re an author. That is very cool.

  13. Another lovely “vacation”

    In case you weren’t aware, I’m now back in the U.S. on a three-and-a-half-week visit. A few things I’ll point…

  14. Congrats on the book. It still amazes me that you not only read my blog, but have me in your blogroll when you’re much more famous than I am. πŸ™‚

  15. Fundsache: Hackin Movabletype

    Was habe ich doch grade entdeckt?! Es wird ein Buch geben zu Movabletype…nice. Das w

  16. Fundsache: Hacking Movabletype

    Was habe ich doch grade entdeckt?! Es wird ein Buch geben zu Movabletype…nice. Das w

  17. Template

    When I decided to go ahead and try Yet Another Blog after having had two failures, I decided to trash all my previous layouts in favor of something simple. This time around I was planning on using photos, cartoons and…