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Movable Type 5.1 Release Notes

Known Issues

To be fixed in 5.11:

  • 106223 Unable to complete new installation: "The time zone is required."
  • 106206 [patch] sort_method modifier does not work with MTSubCategories and other tags
  • 106231 "object was not found" error when reordering folders/categories
  • 106228 Permission: Can't locate object method "permission_error" via package "MT::App::CMS"
  • 106229 Permission: Manage Website cannot edit website settings

Other:

  • 106032 IE9 is not supported yet in MT 5.1
  • 106042 Feeds.App Lite does not work with XML::SAX::PurePerl in some situations. Use other parsers such as XML::LibXML instead.
  • 106068 Category label is limited to less than 100 chars when multibyte was used with laten1 DB.
  • 106126 Invalid links on Manage Filters screen when the blog was deleted.
  • 105867 "Select all" will be canceled when paginating the list

Implemented cases

Following features were introduced in MT5.1

Category

  • 81255 Add ability to custom sort categories
  • 105618 Edit both label and basename for categories
  • 105688 FB: List and Filter by subcategories
  • 105689 Category tags should have sort_by="user_custom" as a default behavior

Comment/Trackback

  • 103873 Manage comments at the system level

Custom fields

  • 101872 Allow designer to view custom field listing screen

Documentation

  • 81820 Use blog_id param to specify the template when searching multi blogs with IncludeBlogs param. Use the first blog in includeblogs if blog_id is not specified
  • 105254 Add "LocalLib" configuration directive to support the optional perl lib with using local::lib

Entry/Page

  • 103339 Display option should be saved in database, not in cookies
  • 104998 Usability improvement to save entry as a draft
  • 105244 Publish and save from the preview screen.
  • 105537 Edit both authored_on and modified_on in the Batch Edit Entries/Pages

List

  • 34002 Allow different date sorting option
  • 82198 Add real "All" check-box to listing pages
  • 102359 Sort data in admin using field headings
  • 104011 Click row to select an item on the list
  • 104069 Implement the back-end of the listing framework
  • 104070 Implement the front-end of the listing framework
  • 104288 Implement UX/UI of the listing framework
  • 104307 Implement UX/UI of the listing panels.
  • 104344 Implement new Entry listing screen
  • 104345 Implement new Page listing screen
  • 104346 Implement new Comment listing screen
  • 104347 Implement new TBPing listing screen
  • 104348 Implement new Asset listing screen
  • 104349 Implement new Tag listing screen
  • 104351 Implement new Commenter listing screen
  • 104352 Implement new Member listing screen
  • 104353 Implement new Group listing screen
  • 104354 Implement new Permission listing screen
  • 104362 Implement new Folder listing screen
  • 104363 Implement new Category listing screen
  • 104365 Design new Display Options.
  • 104628 The default number of rows are now 50

MTML

  • 104098 include_blogs="all | children" with exclude_blogs attribute
  • 104159 Add "parent" attribute to MTInclude
  • 104801 Add syntax of trimmed mark for trim_to="5+..." filter.

Plugin

  • 104452 Add callback after saving categories/folders's custom sort.
  • 103694 Display search result with the template specified by blog_id parameter

System

  • 103766 [patch] add Imager support to MT::Image
  • 104323 Merge the better mt-check script
  • 104785 Update jQuery ver 1.4.2 to 1.4.3

Template

  • 104028 "Improved mt-tmpl-preview"
  • 104129 Template Editor Syntax highlight On/Off
  • 104329 Re-design the included widget on template edit screen

Theme

  • 104076 Re-apply an updated theme without changing to the other theme.
  • 105004 Support build_type when exporting/importing a theme

UI

  • 79896 Order Available Widgets alphabetically
  • 104224 Make it easy to set absolute site path.
  • 104310 remove a misleading WEBSITE-NAME auto complete when creating a new website
  • 104813 Move Tags menu to the top level of the sidebar navigation
  • 105385 Display of the nesting folders
  • 105632 Unclear how to close "Display Options" again

User

  • 103746 No way to see commenter list when SingleCommunity is set to 1

Documentation

  • 103747 No way to see a list of commenters when SingleCommunity is set to 1
  • 104056 "Imager" is available for the ImageDriver configuration directive
  • 104177 Cannot set name="blog_id" value="parent" in the search_results template
  • 104521 SQL Server requires Japanese_BIN2 to identify Hiragana and Kanakana.
  • 106019 MTA 5.1 requires Net::LDAP version 0.34 or higher
  • 104278 Add CC license attribution for MeasureMap flash slider
  • 104205 MTOtherBlog does not work in dynamic publishing
  • 104578 When renaming a tag, the same tag in all object types are also renamed.
  • 105515 No list for following users and followers.
  • 105924 WXRImporter does not work with XML::SAX::PurePerl in some situations

Fixed cases

Following issues were fixed in MT5.1.

Asset

  • 103939 Folder name is not escaped properly when it's specified at the asset upload.
  • 104635 The asset is not updated when overwrote by different type.

Beta

  • 105909 Permission: Editor can not save changes on Edit Category screen
  • 106150 Parent category selector is not updated when category label is changed on Manage Categories screen
  • 106152 Encoding/Decoding category label.
  • 106168 [patch] There is garbage in the head of mtcache_memcached.php
  • 106179 Cannot rename duplicated basenames on Manage Categories
  • 106181 Should run callbacks at bulk_update categories/folders
  • 106188 [patch] Internal server error when replying to a comment.
  • 106201 Cannot load Manage Entries screen after adding more than 157 categories

Category

  • 105048 Cannot select category after clicking category label in the Edit Entry screen.

Comment/Trackback

  • 104040 Error occurs when blog administrator searches trackback in CMS
  • 105389 Authentication options are not showed correctly in login form

Community

  • 103716 MultiBlog: Rebuild Triggers setting doesn't work for posts from published blog
  • 104222 author_modified_on is not updated when community users modify their profile from the web
  • 104230 entry_modified_on is not updated when a comment is posted from a community forum
  • 105240 Community Registration Confirmation does not set blog context

Custom fields

  • 100446 Date and Time CF displays "1970/1/1 00:00" on preview
  • 100632 Sorting by custom field doesn't work with "limit" attribute (static and dynamic)
  • 104024 Custom Field's tag name should be unique at system level
  • 104740 Cannot get MTCustomFieldHTML value on some occasions
  • 105158 Should delete CF( mt_field ) when blog/website was deleted.
  • 105766 Custom fields without basename should not be saved
  • 105950 Remove assets associated with CF when deleting a blog
  • 106130 Display custom field types that was added by plugins
  • 106131 Custom fields are not displayed properly on Edit Entry screen in some situations

Documentation

  • 104764 DOC: Custom fields are sorted by the type and object type in DB.

Dynamic

  • 79700 Some of custom fields cannot filter/sort entries with dynamic publishing
  • 102487 Hashes with variable keys not working with dynamic publishing
  • 104053 mt:CaptchaFields returns "Undefined captcha provider" error when "Captcha Provider" is set to "none" (dynamic publishing)
  • 104099 Dynamic: SetVarTemplate
  • 104111 The category attribute of MTEntries within MTOtherBlog doesn't work with the dynamic publishing
  • 104169 Dynamic: MTAssetProperty property="file_size" attribute doesn't count correct size
  • 104826 Dynamic publishing error occurred with memcached environment
  • 105054 MTAuthorEntryCount can't work in dynamic publishing.
  • 105077 MTDate can't handle "ts" attribute in dynamic publishing.
  • 105098 MTWebSiteCommentCount causes warning in dynamic publishing.
  • 105253 Incorrect Dynamic mtEntries Output for Private Tag
  • 105328 mt:Blogs with an aggregation policy causes the error in dynamic publishing.
  • 105404 A target blog in mt:Include (inside of mt:MultiBlog) is different in static and dynamic
  • 105428 MTEntryAuthorDisplayName does not work with dynamic publishing
  • 105429 Cannot get all categories in dynamic publishing environment
  • 105444 "blog_ids" attribute is not correctly parsed in dynamic publishing.
  • 105446 "include_blogs" and "exclude_blogs" do not work correctly in dynamic publishing.
  • 105447 Contents privacy does not work in dynamic publishing.
  • 105448 MultiBlog that has mode="context" can not handle "blog_ids" in dynamic publishing.
  • 105640 mt:AuthorScore displays error in dynamic publishing.
  • 105997 MTWebsite(Blog)CommentCount tag returns different values in static and dynamic
  • 106024 [patch] Get an fatal error in dynamic publishing with PHP 5.0.4
  • 106088 Cannot get the value if index is variable in dynamic
  • 106145 Date format modifier does not work with date type custom field tag in dynamic publishing

Entry/Page

  • 69523 Batch Edit for Pages doesn't allow edit of Publish Date rather it has Modified Date
  • 79882 Batch Edit Entries doesn't respect DeleteFilesAtRebuild directive
  • 102013 cms_post_save missing from MT::CMS::Entry::update_entry_status
  • 103967 Author who has "Manage Pages" permission cannot save pages on the batch editing.
  • 104054 IE: Unable to insert an image at the expected place if AutoSaveFrequency is specified
  • 104162 Fix " Wide character in subroutine entry" error when pasting contents from MS Word.
  • 105261 The MultiBlog's rebuild trigger doesn't work correctly in "Batch Edit".
  • 105562 Firefox: Inserted asset is placed always at the top of the text
  • 105563 Keep Page/Entry Assets even if the other fields cause error

Import/Backup/Clone

  • 105250 Comment/Trackback settings are not imported/exported with entries
  • 105509 Clone error when URL of a website doesn't end with "/".
  • 106097 Backup/Restore does not restore member's role properly.

MTML

  • 86679 Basenames with multiple hyphens confuse HTML comments in Firefox
  • 93817 MT template arrays/hashes are not deep copied leading to duplicate data
  • 100488 MTAssets doesn't work inside MTEntries
  • 101425 Limit arg doesn't work as expected in mt:Authors sort_by=score
  • 102826 Static: EntryIfTagged , PageIfTagged , AssetIfTagged do not process case the same way as mt:Entries "tags" attribute
  • 103917 MTPagesHeader and MTPagesFooter doesn't work properly inside the nested mt:Pages
  • 104039 MTTopLevelFolder doesn't work in static publishing
  • 104232 include_websites modifier of MTWebsiteCommentCount
  • 104336 Cannot nest MTSubCatsRecurse
  • 104429 MTCategoryPrevious/MTCategoryNext/MTsubCatsRecurse doesn't respect sort_order with Static Publishing
  • 104509 mt:If tag="CommentAuthor" does not work properly
  • 105055 MTAuthorUserpic acts differently in static and dynamic.
  • 105074 MTCommentName and MTCommentReplyToLink acts differently in static and dynamic.
  • 105078 MTCommenterUserpic acts differently in static and dynamic.
  • 105079 MTEntryAuthorUserpic acts differently in static and dynamic.
  • 105083 MTIfCommenterTrusted does not work in dynamic publishing.
  • 105100 <MTBlogs> and <MTWebsites> act differently in static and dynamic.
  • 105339 mt:MultiBlog that has mode="context" can't handle attribute "blog_ids".
  • 105641 The "offset" attribute doesn't work in mt:Authors
  • 105642 Default "sort_order" for mt:Authors is different in "static" and "dynamic"
  • 105699 Cannot filter tags in website unless with local="1" attribute
  • 105985 Issues of tag that contains space
  • 106065 MTInclude does not work properly on a website.

Multiblog

  • 105317 Multiblog does not work correctly if multiple entries were set to publish at the same time by run-periodic-tasks
  • 105720 [Patch] mt:Websites tag does not regard MultiBlog aggregation policy.
  • 105721 [Patch] mt:Blogs tag does not regard Multiblog aggregation policy.

Permission

  • 100909 Create Entries permission does not allow to edit Publish Date

Plugin

  • 84733 Patch : PluginData cannot store array data
  • 105278 Update plugin : TypePadAntiSpam
  • 105279 Update plugin : WXRImporter
  • 105282 Update plugin : FacebookCommenters
  • 105284 Update plugin : mixiComment
  • 105421 mt:TypePadAntiSpamCounter makes error in dynamic publishing
  • 105616 Update Facebook Plugin.
  • 106151 Could not execute perm_check on the search
  • 100576 No search results for tags enclosed by quotes

System

  • 79712 Extra warning still displayed
  • 79857 [patch] MT::ArchiveType::Author::date_based_author_entries() is useless
  • 83250 The method call of &quot;MTViewer::handler_for&quot; in &quot;MTViewer::tag&quot;
  • 84272 Cannot configure to timezone +0 (Universal Time Coordinated) in User Setting
  • 101437 The Activity Log screen has some design problems with long rows
  • 103295 Use take_down for adding callback instead of takedown
  • 103552 __trans tag does not work on mt-check.cgi without DBI
  • 103947 Can't specify multiple scope for dashboard widget
  • 104050 Display proper ImageDriver error
  • 104085 Timezone setting is not respected in the CSV file that are exported from system-wide activity log screen
  • 104088 MT5 doesn't create uploads/userpics dir when installing
  • 104104 The ImageDriver load_driver does not report the error correctly.
  • 104141 Saving meta data (obj->meta_obj->save) doesn't update cached copy with memcached
  • 104142 save() is not a no-op when no fields are updated
  • 104143 Issue after search_blog_list callback runs
  • 104147 "Change Settings" permission without "Set Publishing Paths" remove URL setting
  • 104179 MT5: Output from CMS System Overview > Tools > System Information Should Not Be Cached
  • 104197 Display proper class and status by MT::Log.
  • 104515 MT::Template::new_file doesn't set errstr when the file is not found.
  • 105168 MT::FileMgr::DAV cannot be loaded.
  • 105170 MT::Util::is_url allows invalid URL.
  • 105171 MT::Util::escape_unicode cannot escape correctly.
  • 105186 DBI::sqlite cannot handle "joins" in MT::ObjectDriver::Driver::DBI::count.
  • 105366 Remove unnecessary white-space
  • 105614 MT::Permission::add_restrictions can't merge restrictions correctly.
  • 105655 Patch for mt-wizard.cgi error on probing NetPBM
  • 105701 Permission issues under FastCGI
  • 105705 Patch: Can't handle request params correctly when param has ASCII and multi-byte.
  • 105736 Index template is rebuild-ed multiple times in some occasion.
  • 105921 category_author_id is not set when creating a category on Manage Categories screen
  • 105999 FastCGI: System 'Allow registration' setting is not respected instantly.
  • 106012 System general settings does not restart FastCGI process

Template

  • 103586 Module that is included by mt:IncludeBlock is not displayed in Included Templates widget
  • 104041 mt:entries with a certain attribute cause error only when previewing the Category Archive
  • 104136 Deleting a page / entry does not expire cache for modules
  • 104511 Index templates are not republished properly with module caching
  • 104682 Easy to Edit widget set
  • 105704 Fix Stylecatcher auto_autofetch
  • 105708 Improve the visibility of the Archive Template table.

Theme

  • 104027 Widget is not registered properly when overwriting the existing phrase by theme L10n.
  • 104459 Wrong number of sub cats is displayed in theme information on theme listing screen.
  • 104982 Can't call method "label" error occurs when non theme file exists in the theme directory
  • 105871 Cannot export a theme when the blog was upgraded from 3.2

UI

  • 100537 Wrong "mode=edit" argument in Edit Asset link
  • 104724 IE8: Redirected to dashboard by hitting 'Enter' key in the string filter field
  • 105167 Blog sort order in the navigation and dashboard
  • 105312 IE8: No border is displayed between columns of listing
  • 105395 Unable to remove a filter condition at the top of the list
  • 105624 IE8: Hitting enter key on Manage Categories screen results in Invalid request error
  • 105664 Difficult to find "Edit" link in the comment list
  • 105666 IE9 RC: JavaScript error occurs on user dashboard

User

  • 104123 Some values are lost after an error occurs when creating a new user
  • 104853 OpenID login with LiveJournal fails: &quot;The sign-in attempt was not successful; please try again&quot;
  • 105691 Do not grant permissions to a newly created users during the entry import

Community Contributors

This release included a lot of feedback, patches and contributions from our community. Thank you very much for all of your help to make Movable Type better !

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