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What's New in Movable Type 4?

By Byrne Reese
Posted June 19, 2007.

Since the beta began, has been keeping the community up to date on new features as they have been developed. These features have come in direct response to feedback we have been receiving from you. Of course, believe it or not, this entire release is about building a product based upon the feedback we have received from our users and customers over the past several months and indeed years.

As a result we have packed Movable Type 4.0 chock-full of new features. There are honestly too many to list in a single blog post - and as exciting as a long list of new features might be, we fear users' eyes might start glazing over trying to parse through it all. So over the course of the next five days we will posting the entire list of the major new features found in Movable Type 4.0.

Your first set? How Movable Type 4.0 is helping you to "understand your blogs better."

Understanding Your Blogs Better

  1. A completely reinvented user interface
  2. Built in reports on blog activity
  3. Blog-style presentation of your recent content makes it easy to skim and know at a glance how your blogs are doing
  4. Customize your reports and user interface using the same MT template language that publishes your blog
  5. A customizable dashboard to display just the information each user finds valuable
  6. Smarter defaults throughout the system, offering more power with fewer configuration settings than MT 3.0
  7. Powerful listing screens with quick keyboard access keys and the ability to work with multiple selections of entries, comments, or authors
  8. Quick Filters on every listing screen let you jump to the most-frequently-accessed views of your information
  9. Built-in file manager for uploading and reusing assets like images or media files lets you keep track of all the content in your blog, not just entries

1 Comment

Jay Allen

Jay Allen on June 20, 2007, 9:40 a.m. Reply

Su, FYI, some people may not know you were joking…

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.