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First Movable Type 4 Plugin released

By Byrne Reese
Posted July 2, 2007, in Plugins.

This weekend, Kevin Shay, the developer behind several of Movable Type's most popular plugins, release the first Movable Type 4 plugin. Some credit should go to Arvind as well who has been working on upgrading Custom Fields to work with MT4, but Kevin's plugin represents a truly original MT4 idea.

Bookmarks is a plugin that allows users to maintain a list of bookmarks to any page in the application. The list is easily accessed through a "Bookmarks" menu, which is used for managing and adding items to the list as well.

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In addition, each user can maintain their own set of unique bookmarks, turning Movable Type into a much more personalizable application. Major kudos to Kevin Shay. Now we need to launch our new plugin directory so that plugins like Kevin's and Arvind's have an equally awesome home to be listed and promoted.



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16:9 1.78:1 OAR on July 3, 2007, 12:55 p.m. Reply

This is insanely useful, especially since I do a lot of direct bookmarking to parts of the MT interface (like all unapproved comments).


Viking KARWUR on July 4, 2007, 10:56 p.m. Reply

Congratulations… Waiting more plugins for MT4


Pai on July 8, 2007, 10:15 p.m. Reply

ya man.. ive been bookmarking some of the pages in MT too for faster access, great job Kevin!

Batsirai on July 24, 2007, 9:19 a.m. Reply

Fantastic… really need Custom Fields or Right Fields moved over to MT 4.

Any timelines of a production level version of MT 4? Will the transition be smooth between 3.35 and 4?

Batsirai on July 25, 2007, 8:02 a.m. Reply

Looking forward to the new release in the next few days! Sweet.

You mentioned you used custom fields… where did you get the MT4 version… can’t find it anywhere, and the lastest download for MT3 doesn’t seem to work. I tried installing it with Plugin Manager (ahem!), and that wouldn’t work in MT4 build 7 either…

Any tips - I assume you have a MY4 version of custom fields… feel free to email me the packaged file - or point me towards it. I know you are busy today… but thanks for any response. Your quick responses are a great sign - and I know people will come back to MT when you give that kind of interaction.

Let me know.

Batsirai Chada

Batsirai Chada on July 30, 2007, 9:02 a.m. Reply

Is everyone on holiday now that RC1 is out? If this community is going to take off, a few more posts and responses to posts are in order.

Great product - but what happens next? When is the final release anticipated? I would guess many plugins are waiting till then before they release MT4 versions…

The problem is that some plugins are critical to some MT sites/blogs… so until the plugins are released, the blog will be kept in 3.35 and earlier… and MT4 will be an optional upgrade… The pluigins will notr be released in mass, until the final version is released.

On top of that… those who want to use MT4 for client production sites… may not want to go forward without a timeline for the final release… Excited - but I cannot move forward without certain plugins…

Please respond to my earlier post about getting a MT4 version of Custom Fields and your Plugin Manager, etc…

Basically we need more info, more posts. Let’s get the final release out, so the plugin guys can make their changes.

Natalie Podrazik

Natalie Podrazik on July 31, 2007, 1:29 p.m. Reply

Unfortunately, I’m not even sure if the general user can even access the updated Custom Fields plug-in… The download on the site is not compatible with the current beta and there’s no real mention of MT4 on the site.

So I’m stuck waiting in the meantime, although I’m more looking forward to an updated Right Fields. I love that one!

Arvind Satyanarayan

Arvind Satyanarayan on August 8, 2007, 9:23 p.m. Reply

Hi, I’ve just launched the public beta of CustomFields 2.1 which is compatible with Movable Type 4.0. You can get more information here


dynasource on January 27, 2008, 11:47 a.m. Reply

Arvind, thank you for the Customfields beta. It is working excellent on my blog. It is still in beta, are there still issues ?

Carol Hannigan

Carol Hannigan on July 11, 2012, 4:53 a.m. Reply

I really like Kevin Shay work. I also put his blog to my feed so I can learn from him.

Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts on October 26, 2012, 2:58 a.m. Reply

By using this plugin can I use Moveable Type as a platform for social bookmark site? Something like delicious or reddit?

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson on November 14, 2012, 6:59 a.m. Reply

Hi I have a question about this bookmarks plugin. Is it possible by using this plugin to gain the functionality, offered by Drupal with Drigg and also Pligg? Can I use Moveable Type as a social bookmark site?

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.