September 22, 2010
Introducing SAY Media: Good news for advertisers and publishers
Those of you who’ve followed us over the years have seen us through a number of changes as Six Apart, and the industry we helped to create, has evolved. What started with a simple goal to make creating and publishing content for the web easy, became a social publishing platform that today powers some of the biggest brands on the web, as well as passionate individuals—those of us who simply want to express ourselves, share our expertise or insights, and reach an audience of like-minded others. Six Apart helped empower people and companies to publish. And they did. With amazing content they created valuable publishing properties with massive and engaged audiences—the influential audiences that advertisers want to reach. Over the past several years we have grown another side of our business, Six Apart Media, which has focused on helping publishers turn their passions into businesses and on helping marketers authentically engage these publishers and their audiences. Today Six Apart announced its intention to join forces with VideoEgg to form a modern media company called SAY Media. The new entity will combine the engagement platform and insights of VideoEgg with our social publishing platform, conversational marketing tools, and robust network of…
December 4, 2008
Facebook Connect for Movable Type
Today we are pleased to announce the beta release of the Facebook Connect Commenters plugin for Movable Type Pro 4.23 and MTOS 4.23, following yesterday’s announcement of the Facebook Connect plugin directory as well as Monday’s announcement of Movable Type Motion, which includes the plugin as well. It’s available for immediate download from the plugin directory.This Open Source plugin adds Facebook Connect to any Movable Type powered site and allows any Facebook user to sign in, comment, and share their actions on Facebook.Using Facebook Connect, MT automatically displays a commenter’s Facebook user name and photo next to their comments. Â Then, Movable Type automatically lets all of a commenter’s friends on Facebook know about the comment via the mini-feed on that commenter’s Facebook profile. This helps to drive traffic to your blog — and your content — not just from your community, but from the social network of everyone who participates on your site.And Facebook Connect joins a range of other authentication options which use OpenID to allow commenters to sign in on your Movable Type site. From Google to Yahoo, AOL to LiveJournal to WordPress, or even our own Vox and TypePad services, almost any popular service can be…
December 3, 2008
MT 4.23 is now out
In case you missed the announcement post on mt.com, yesterday evening we released Movable Type 4.23. Much thanks to the community members who submitted bug reports and code patches that contributed to this release. More details can be found on the change log, or you can just use the following direct download links to get MTOS 4.23:MTOS-4.23-en.tar.gzMTOS-4.23-en.zipPlease note that this is a mandatory security upgrade due to the fixes for XSS vulnerabilities that it includes….
November 19, 2008
bugs.mt.org scheduled downtime
Just a quick heads up that our bug tracking system at:http://bugs.movabletype.orgwill be unavailable from 9am to 1pm (pacific time) on Friday Nov. 21st as we migrate it to a new data center. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Update: the maintenance has now been completed, and bugs.mt.org should be available again….
August 25, 2008
Just a quick note to say that now we have shipped MT 4.2, we are tweaking the way we organize the MT FogBugz instance.Â Since we launched the open-source project with MT 4.1, we’ve had two projects that have held current MT cases, MT Internal and MT Open Source. MT Internal corresponded to the packs and any other proprietary non-OS code, while the MTOS project held cases that involve the code that is GPL’ed. The MTOS project was visible to anyone with an account in fbz, while only Six Apart employees could see MT Internal.The problem with this approach was that there were some MTOS cases that shouldn’t have been public (because, for example, they might have a user’s email address or other sensitive information, or relate to security vulnerabilities that had not yet been publicly disclosed) There are also many cases that are MT Internal that non-Six Apart employees should be able to see, like bugs and patches that impact enterprise consultants and developers.Going forward,Â instead of MT Internal and MTOS, the MT fbz instance will instead have two projects, one public and one private, both of which can contain bugs in both the open source and proprietary portions…
March 14, 2008
We Want You!
While we’re not exactly Uncle Sam, SIX APART NEEDS YOU to come train at Camp Trott and join us as we fight for the right to publish blogs and rearrange widgets. And by that, I mean attend our next Movable Type Open Source hackathon and build the kind of cool stuff that made you fall in love with blogging and coding in the first place. However, first there are some minor tactical details we need to settle on. We are thinking of some time in early April, but before setting the exact date we’d like to know whether a workday or weekend day works better for those of you in the community.If the hackathon is held during a workday, it would probably begin in late morning, and continue on into the night, so you could show up after you finish your day job, if you choose. A weekend hackathon might take place all day Saturday or Sunday; or even, if there is enough interest, on both days. No matter when it is held, though, rest assured, you will be adequately supplied with everything you need to fight, and fight well (ie, free sodas, coffee, tea, salty snacks, wired and un-wired…
June 21, 2007
Known issues list updated for beta 3
Just a quick note to say that I updated the known issues list with some of the most egregious or frequently reported bugs in beta 3. So if you stumble across one of these bugs, it’s not necessary to report it as they should all be fixed for the next beta (except 53121 which may wait for the category selector redesign.)…
June 7, 2007
“Can’t upgrade that kind of scalar” errors during installation [updated]
We’ve had many reports of the following error during installation: Can’t upgrade that kind of scalar at lib/MT/App/Upgrader.pm line 153.If you’ve been blocked from installation by this error we’d like to hear from since we are gathering data on the issue. When reporting the bug it would be very helpful for us to know:* Platform OS (Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc.)* Database you are using and version (MySQL 4.1 for example)* Whether your server/hosting provider are running any technologies such as FastCGI or cgiwrap. * And, as always, a link to your mt-check.cgi (or a copy and paste to email) are very, very helpful. And, of course, if you have encountered this bug, please accept our apologies—we know how annoying it is to get psyched about a new piece of software and then not be able to try it out. Update: Brad Choate has now checked in a fix for the issue, which I have verified. If you have experienced this bug and would like to try out the fix, please get in touch with me via the feedback form and I will make it available to you….
June 7, 2007
MT4 beta 1 known issues update
Hi, folks. First off, let me thank everyone who’s taken the time to download (or try to download) the first beta of Movable Type 4. We really appreciate your help, and apologize to those who had difficulties either downloading the packages or installing the beta. All that being said, here is a run-down of the top issues that you guys have been reporting so far:* “Failed to create stats file” errors in activity log. If you see this error, you should create a support directory in mt-static and make it writable by MT. If you keep your mt-static directory somewhere other than the directory where the MT cgi’s live, then you will need to set StaticFilePath in your mt-config.cgi appropriately. We will handle this situation better in the next beta—apologies for the inconvenience. * Comments listing screen is broken (“Can’t locate object method “load” via package “MT::Entry” at lib/MT/App/CMS.pm line 9524” error)* Deleting blog causes error (“Can’t use string (“MT::Asset”) as a HASH ref while “strict refs” in use at lib/MT/Object.pm line 798”)* StyleCatcher is broken.* Tag searching on blog is broken.If you do stumble across one or more of these issues, rest assured that we know about them and…