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Config Assistant (MT4) v2.3.13

By Byrne Reese
Posted November 10, 2008, in Developer.


Note: This page is for Movable Type 4.1. Please see Config Assistant for the plugin for Movable Type 5+.

The Config Assistant plugin is a powerful platform plugin which significantly reduces the work necessary to create and deploy Movable Type plugins and themes.

The plugin streamlines the plugin and theme development process by extending the grammar of each plugin’s YAML-based configuration file (config.yaml) to allow for new and powerful features which previously required a significant amount of Perl, template markup code or both.

It also makes plugin and theme deployment as easy as dropping a single folder into the addons or plugins directories, eliminating the extra steps previously foisted upon end users to deploy a plugin or theme’s static content.


Movable Type versions: 4.3 Verified




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Nicolas Benton

Nicolas Benton on May 25, 2017, 4:02 p.m. Reply

You’re actually on the offical plugins directory. But I agree, Byrne has written some of the best plugins for MT. If you like these and want other another great developer on here is Dan. He makes some really unique tools for MT. I use both of their plugins on A Unisex Sort of Life. Which is pretty much my ho-hum life in blog form. I know super original, and it really doesn’t need all of the plugins that I run on it.

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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.