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Podcast with Dan Wolfgang

By Byrne Reese
Posted September 7, 2007, in Plugins.

In this week's bi-week community conference call we decided to shake things up a bit and change the format of the call. So, in addition to briefing the community of Movable Type news, the product roadmap and other Six Apart developments, I spent the majority of the time interviewing and getting to know one of the callers and members of our community.

The lucky winner? Dan Wolfgang, the creator of one of Movable Type's most popular plugins: Better File Uploader, "BFU" as the community calls it. In our conversation we talk about how he got started using Movable Type, how he became a developer on the platform and the process he went through in building BFU. He also shared with me what's next for the MT4 compatible version of MT4, something he plans to release in the coming weeks alongside the multitude of other plugins our developer community is creating.

Dan was a great sport in allowing me to put him on the spot as I did; for which we should all be incredibly grateful.



Toni Hambilton

Toni Hambilton on October 8, 2007, 9:01 p.m. Reply

I love Dan’s plugins and am interested to see what he comes up with next. His plugins make blogging so much more enjoyable.

firma rehberi

firma rehberi on June 7, 2008, 7:05 p.m. Reply



pursaklargencleri on September 11, 2009, 12:35 a.m. Reply

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Steven N'Zonzi

Steven N'Zonzi on July 10, 2012, 1:28 a.m. Reply

“I love Dan’s plugins and am interested to see what he comes up with next. His plugins make blogging so much more enjoyable.” Yeap, Dan’s work should be appreciate. Thanks a lot.

Sean Mackey

Sean Mackey on August 3, 2012, 5:55 a.m. Reply

I use BFU for many years. Dan’s work is really great :)

Cammy Okihara

Cammy Okihara on August 30, 2012, 4:23 a.m. Reply

Oh I remember Dan in this video :) He was a bit shaken I believe :)

Mick Amarillo

Mick Amarillo on September 21, 2012, 11:18 p.m. Reply

Where could we find some of these old video podcasts?


Nelana on October 1, 2012, 12:06 p.m. Reply

You can’t watch them. As far as I know thay don’t keep the podcasts.

Melanie Haughart

Melanie Haughart on October 25, 2012, 11:27 p.m. Reply

I can’t find BFU plugin. I tried to upload it and see how it works, but it is not listed in Can you help?

Bernard Johnson

Bernard Johnson on November 14, 2012, 4:01 a.m. Reply

Hello, where can I find the podcast where you have been talking about Social graphs plugin which could be extremely useful for me? Thank you in advance :)


Jerry on November 23, 2012, 3:01 a.m. Reply

Yes, BFU is not available on this site. I also check very carefully. It would be great if someone tells us what is this plugin about (as it is one of the most popular plugins) and where we can find it.

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.