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Movable Type 4.01 Beta

By Byrne Reese
Posted August 22, 2007, in News.

A little more than a week ago we released Movable Type 4.0 and the response it has received has been extraordinary. More and more people are upgrading to and making the switch to MT4 every day, and with every new user comes more feedback, and with Movable Type gaining so much momentum we wanted to do our best to keep up.

So we are happy to announce the release of Movable Type 4.01 Beta 1 which has three primary goals:

  • To address high priority issues found by users following the release of Movable Type 4.0; the majority of these issues revolving around issues users faced with upgrading from previous versions of Movable Type and migrating to MT4 from other blogging platforms.
  • To make the necessary changes to the core application in support of the upcoming availability of the Movable Type Enterprise Solution.
  • To support developers who are in the process of upgrading their existing plugins and developing entirely new plugins for the MT4 platform.

We expect that this release will cover all the primary issues in MT 4.0 and do not anticipate the need to release a MT 4.02 or other 4.0x release unless any security or other critical issues are found which require them. This means you only need to upgrade if you are affected by the issues detailed on the 4.01 Beta page. Note: This is a beta of 4.01, you don't need to upgrade until the final release of 4.01 is available.

You can download Movable Type 4.01 Beta 1 from the 4.01 Beta Homepage where you will also see a detailed change log for this release and a list of known issues we still intend to fix before 4.01 is officially released.

As with a our previous betas, if you find a problem and would like to report it, please use our feedback form. No issue is too small. We especially encourage developers to submit issues they find as it will help us to fix bugs they find and/or update our documentation to make instructions on building a plugin more clear.




Kelly on August 23, 2007, 2:17 a.m. Reply

I have to laugh. I just saw this announcement in my feed reader, and it exhibits the bug I reported in MT4 beta 5 (bug #54177) - where entries written using Markdown/Smartypants are not parsed into XML/HTML in published feeds, even though they appear correctly formatted on the entry’s page.

Now that this bug is evident on the MT blog itself, will it be fixed soon?

Derek on August 25, 2007, 2:36 p.m. Reply

Just when is movabletype going to be released as Open Source Software? I was mistaken to believe that it was going to be a simultaneous release of MT 4 and MTOS. Could this be clarified here?

Petar Ivanoff

Petar Ivanoff on July 11, 2012, 6:55 a.m. Reply

“Just when is movabletype going to be released as Open Source Software?” MT is an open source software!

alden star

alden star on August 5, 2012, 5:28 a.m. Reply

Derek asked his question 5 years ago. Back then MT probably wasn’t an open source project.

adelia mendo

adelia mendo on August 27, 2012, 1:50 p.m. Reply

The fourth version of Moveable Type was my favorite. I liked the templates.

Thomas Morrison

Thomas Morrison on September 18, 2012, 7:18 p.m. Reply

With MT4 came some of the most useful plugins like Aproval by Chad Everett, Sociotags by Ole Wolf, Ghostwriter made by Beau. I liked especially Aproval which in the first week after I installed it catched more than 700 spam comments mady by bots.


Lewis on October 23, 2012, 6:47 a.m. Reply

I agree, it was indeed quite useful for professional support developers and opened many doors for new and improved plugins

Recep Turkoglu

Recep Turkoglu on November 1, 2012, 2:20 a.m. Reply

Did MT 4.01 support custom fields?

James Cole

James Cole on November 8, 2012, 3:29 a.m. Reply

Hi, should I upgrade my 4.1 version for ordinary use? I see the article consider the alpha and beta versions of the platform, but what about the version which is released as a stable one?

James Blanchard

James Blanchard on November 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. Reply

James, you can upgrade to Movable Type 5 series. They have an official release already. Just go to the main page of MT and click on needed button.

Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews on December 25, 2012, 10:17 a.m. Reply

Needed information for all of the developers who find a bug in the Movable Type’s Betas (when they release another one). The bugs are no longer reported on the feedback form, but on the FogBugz since Movable Type has the agreement with them to control the bugs.

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.