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Our Community is a feature

By Byrne Reese
Posted June 28, 2007.

One of the best things to come out of the Movable Type 4 beta, aside from the product itself, are the people and the community that has been given a breath of fresh air. Our users are excited again, and we see more and more people choosing Movable Type 4 for their blogging solution everyday.

We have always considered our community as one of our greatest assets, but because our community is a reason people choose Movable Type we felt it important to highlight our growing community and the new community resources in our on going series of "What's New in Movable Type 4.0." So picking up where we left off, here are the next set of new features you will find in MT4:

  1. Create plugins without programming -- plain-text configuration files make it easier than ever to customize MT to your needs
  2. The world's largest single audience of shared templates and themes -- the ability to reuse themes and templates from LiveJournal, Vox, and TypePad lets MT developers create themes that work on over 15 million blogs, with support for the same styles in Habari and Drupal
  3. A fully open-source GPL version of Movable Type
  4. Powerful solution packs -- all the features you want, with no unnecessary complexity
  5. A reborn, acting as a hub for the MT community
  6. A completely reinvented Movable Type Plugin directory, due to be released alongside MT4 -- MT invented blogging plugins and had the first plugin directory, now you can rate, rank, sort, search, and discover plugins, and learn more about their creators
  7. Support for the open source infrastructure shared with other Six Apart platforms, including Memcached support right out of the box
  8. A public subversion repository for Movable Type, featuring nightly builds of fixes and improvements to the platform
  9. An all-new community wiki that is just getting off the ground for capturing conversations and documentation for future reference by the community
  10. A single shared code base for all versions of Movable Type, meaning personal users can benefit immediately from platform improvements created for Enterprise users, or for other Six Apart platforms



demonsurfer on June 28, 2007, 7:58 p.m. Reply

re my previous comment, Ok I see where archive setting are done, and yes it is actually quite customizable now, but not the first place a user would go to make those settings.. The “Publish archives outside of Site Root” checkbox needs to be removed completely then from settings > publishing, , and perhaps a note for users telling them where to go from there to change archive settings might help.. now that I see where it is, it’s pretty sweet, particularly if you want extra archives such as printer-friendly etc.

Dan Wolfgang

Dan Wolfgang on June 29, 2007, 4:58 a.m. Reply

Can’t wait for the new plugin directory!


clarknova on June 29, 2007, 6:52 a.m. Reply

44 Is the subversion repository updated with MT4?


Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese on June 29, 2007, 11:52 a.m. Reply

@clarknova - it will be soon… stay tuned.

Alden Bates

Alden Bates on July 3, 2007, 4:35 a.m. Reply

Well, that explains why the current plugin directory hasn’t been updated in a while. I was wondering. :)


David on July 4, 2012, 10:28 p.m. Reply

Yay for MT Wiki! Can’t wait for the next set of new features!

Melany Bennett

Melany Bennett on August 1, 2012, 5:46 a.m. Reply

Hi, I am newbie here but after this post and the others I have already read I am glad to be part of MT community :)

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.