June 20, 2010
How to make Movable Type (even) Better…
Movable Type has been Open Source since 2007. This means that if you want it to have some new functionality or if you feel some existing feature could be improved, in theory you could just write some perl code and get it done. At least if you are a programmer.But what if you are not? No luck?On the contrary! The Movable Type engineering team at Six Apart is constantly looking for feedback and feature ideas. Many of Movable Type’s current features came about as a result of user feedback, and there is no reason why that should ever change.So how do you contact these guys? The easiest way is to use the Movable Type issue tracking system, which you can use to report bugs or request features. This system is used directly by the development team to collect, prioritize and track the various changes and improvements that go into each version of Movable Type.Besides being able to submit bugs and feature requests you can also opt to get e-mail notifications when something happens to them, and you can even react to comments made by the development team if (for example) they need clarification on something.Sounds complicated? Not at all: there…
May 25, 2010
A Movable Type Hackathon in Europe?
In the past there have been get-togethers for Movable Type enthusiasts in New York, San Francisco, Tokyo… but none in Europe yet! There has recently been some discussion about this on various mailing lists and several people indicated they would be interested in coming to or helping out at such an event.In the hopes of making it easier to make this a reality, I have set up a wiki page on the Movable Type wiki where all European Movable Type enthusiasts can indicate their interest and/or offer to help. Suggestions for topics and activities are welcome too (and of course non-European Movable Type users as well)….
May 14, 2010
Trying Out Movable Type 5.02
If you want to try out the newly released Movable Type 5.02 but you don’t have time or a place to install it right now, head to www.movabletypedemo.org today. Movable Type community member and frequent forum contributor Mihai Bocsaru has kindly set up a test server where you can try out many versions of Movable Type absolutely for free. Thanks Mihai!…
May 11, 2010
Movable Type 5.02
Movable Type 5.02 was released by Six Apart today. This is strictly a bugfix release without new features. It contains fixes for a number of issues including one security vulnerability. It is highly recommended that all users of Movable Type 5.x upgrade their installations, especially the ones with multiple users. Details about the issues that were fixed can be found in the release notes. You may note that the release notes are unusually long this time: the focus of this release was on fixing as many bugs and issues as possible before working on new features for the coming releases (we will tell you more about these soon). We would like to thank everybody in the Movable Type community who submitted bug reports, feature requests and other feedback. Your efforts have made this release possible! Downloads Download Movable Type (Open Source) Download Movable Type Pro (What is the difference?) Installation/upgrade instructions Installation guide Upgrade guide Note: if you purchased a Movable Type license you can also purchase our installation or upgrade service and have all the work done by our excellent support team. Found a bug? Need a feature? To avoid duplication of efforts, search existing bugs or feature requests…
February 10, 2010
Create and Manage
This plugin adds a ‘Create’ and ‘Manage’ menu to Movable Type 5, so plugins written for Movable Type 4 that add sub-menu items there will work again. Note that the menus will only appear if there are plugins installed that…