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Ready for the Real World?

By Byrne Reese
Posted August 3, 2007.

WebbAlert Logo (jpg)In these final stages of the MT4 beta, each day we ask ourselves, "will this build be the final build for the release?" To answer that question there is no better place to turn to then the real world. Yesterday for example, Webbalert, a new technology video blog anchored by Morgan Webb, launched with great fanfare. Webbalert is one of many new web sites and blogs being launched on top of the Movable Type 4.0 platform. Every new blog powered by Movable Type 4.0 is a huge endorsement of the product and an indicator that MT4 is ready for the real world.

If you have launched or are launching a blog powered by Movable Type 4.0 and would like help raising awareness of your new venture, then we want to hear from you. Leave us a note on this post or send an email to Byrne Reese, the Product Manager for Movable Type, and we can look into helping you promote and bring exposure to your new blog.



LaRosa Johnson

LaRosa Johnson on August 3, 2007, 10:56 a.m. Reply

My ministry website and blog are both running on MT4



MacMoov on August 3, 2007, 11:19 a.m. Reply

I have been testing MT4 on a new blog I’m starting.

Once MT4 goes live, I plan on converting about 5 other sites

Jun Kaneko

Jun Kaneko on August 3, 2007, 12:19 p.m. Reply

My Texas Rangers fan site is powered by Movable Type 4.

As MacMoov said, once MT4 goes final, I’ll be converting several other sites I use MT4 for.

Kraft on August 3, 2007, 2:10 p.m. Reply

My personal site,, uses MT 4. Once it hits the final release, I’ll convert some other personal/non-profit sites over.

Paul Lindner

Paul Lindner on August 3, 2007, 3:50 p.m. Reply

We’ve been using MT4 on the Hi5 company blog for many weeks now. Found a few issues here and there, but otherwise very solid.

Regards, Paul

Derek on August 3, 2007, 6:10 p.m. Reply

I would really love to use and promote MT. Its good to see MT’s move towards OpenSource. I don’t really know where to post this, but how about adding GD support to MT? Imagemagic and NetPBM are not an option to all bloggers and this will limit the popularity of the new MT.

Paul William Tenny on August 3, 2007, 8:57 p.m. Reply

Oddly I just left a comment similar to this on another page, then browsed the news and found this post. I launched a new site using MT4b6 last month, and while traffic has generally been low, the last two days have been good to me and I’ve not noticed any real problems with MT4.

Television and film news, the kind that’s interesting to people, rather than industry professionals. Not tabloid entertainment news, mind you.

I couldn’t be more pleased than I am today, after living on Blogger for over a year, moving to MT4 was like going from a bicycle to a SUV. My only wish was that there was tighter integration between uploaded images and their thumbnails. At the very least, giving the thumb nails a name representative of the original images name would help in managing them quite a bit.

Otherwise, I’m quite pleased with the product.


Sara on August 4, 2007, 12:34 a.m. Reply

I decided to go ahead and migrate my personal site. Still a lot of stuff to be done, but at least the trek has begun towards people seeing the greatness that is MT4 as used by me :P


uyet on August 4, 2007, 6:52 a.m. Reply

I use MT from the first time I have my own site. And now, after a year and a half of being in hiatus mode, I use MT4rc2 to make my site up and running again. Always be my first choice thumbs-up


yasmín on August 4, 2007, 7:32 p.m. Reply

I upgraded the blog last week with the first RC. So far so good. I haven’t found anything out of whack yet, but I’m still playing.

Ryan on August 7, 2007, 7:38 a.m. Reply

We’re relaunching our site (The Rainbow Agenda) with a brand new structure and more content on MovableType 4, we started the planning process about a week before the betas started to be released, so we decided to start building the site on that, and we’ve upgraded through every single release with very good results (we had a semi-live site that worked fine apart from when we screwed up something in the templates).

At the moment the site is still being finished behind closed doors, but we plan on launching in late-August (we originally considered waiting until the final release of MT4 is out to prevent any kind of problem with the site, but based on the great experience we’ve had with even the betas we don’t think this is necessary anymore).

The Rainbow Agenda is a site that is devoted to spreading the word about causes and campaigns that work to better the world and humanity. From Global Warming to Genocide Intervention, we work for a better world for our generation and every one to come.


jerame on August 8, 2007, 1:06 p.m. Reply

We’re the largest LGBT group blog and we’re upgrading to MT4. We’ve been using MT since 2005 and we’re excited to have so much functionality built in that we had to have plugins for before. Of particular interest to us is the author archive addition.

We’re still having some difficulties getting our templates upgraded to the new scheme, but we hope to have this done very soon. Now that there is a start of a real template tag reference, we’ve made some major headway.


Catharine T

Catharine T on July 16, 2012, 10:57 a.m. Reply

Four of my sites are running on MT. However I have upgrated to fifth series.

Catharine T

Catharine T on July 21, 2012, 5:29 a.m. Reply


Fetele Norocoase Blog

Fetele Norocoase Blog on October 1, 2012, 6:15 a.m. Reply

That is a very powerful blog based entirely on the MovableType 4.0 platform. I had no idea that this CMS can be used to such an extent. I’ve always considered it to be a platform for inexperienced users but it seems that it’s highly versatile.

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.