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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

The IndexBasename configuration setting is used to set the ‘index’ portion of the index file name for pages created by Movable Type. For example, the default is ‘index’ so any index filenames would be index.html (or another extension like php if you’ve configured the system as such). IIS users may want to use ‘default’ instead.