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Integrating Movable Type with FogBugz

By Byrne Reese
Posted December 27, 2007, in Plugins.

fogbugz-logo.jpgWe were honored when FogCreek granted us a license to use FogBugz for public case tracking and project management for the Movable Type Open Source project, which is the largest deployment of FogBugz for an open source project.

In an effort to repay their kindness, but also to help keep the community as up-to-date as possible on the latest known issues with the product, Chris Hall has implemented a new Movable Type plugin known as MT Fogger. It is a plugin that exposes within Movable Type a set of template tags making it possible to query and display search results from FogBugz within a web site or blog.

If you didn't know, Chris Hall is the man behind the curtain that responds personally to all of the feedback that comes into FogBugz via our feedback submission form. He is also the lead QA engineer for Movable Type (and MTOS) and the creator of MT Booter, a handy QA tool for generating test data for Movable Type.


12 Comments on December 27, 2007, 4:57 p.m. Reply

Open source is becoming such a big component of software development. Hats off to you for moving forward in such a proactive manner.


kimonostereo on December 27, 2007, 6:03 p.m. Reply

Really excited about MTOS but I’m hoping to be able to get Custom Fields plugin separately too.

Just a note that your indv. archive links don’t work on your front page under News from the Community. Clicking on any of them takes me to the front page again. Please fix!


Jimy on June 28, 2012, 3:37 a.m. Reply

I love MT and I love FogBugz! There is no way that I wouldn’t love MT Fogger, installing it right away! :)


Daisy on August 5, 2012, 7:28 a.m. Reply

This tool for finding bug is awesome. Great to have it on MT.


Haralampi on August 29, 2012, 9:59 p.m. Reply

: Is the new version of Moveable type connected with FogBugs or it was only used on the previous version of the CMS?


Haralampi on August 29, 2012, 10:02 p.m. Reply

Is the new version of Moveable type connected with FogBugs or it was only used on the previous version of the CMS?

Mike Hannigan

Mike Hannigan on September 23, 2012, 10:01 p.m. Reply

A comment from long year FogBugs user. I have to assure you FogBugs is the best program online for finding and solving bugs. The guys have made a terrific job there.

Ivan Ivanoff

Ivan Ivanoff on October 18, 2012, 5:22 a.m. Reply

You are doing great because if I wasn’t a Moveable Type use I would never know about FogBugz and all the services they provide.

Harold Monty

Harold Monty on November 7, 2012, 2:48 a.m. Reply

Hi, a newbie one here :) Greeting from Oxford UK. Please explain me the benefit of using of this plugin which will help my reader to search in FogBugz results. I would like to test it, but I want a bit more information about it. Thank you :)


Willyam on November 16, 2012, 10:17 p.m. Reply

I liked most the old version of tracing bugs with your reports here. Now, we should log in into the FogBugz site to see more information about the bug we are interested in.


Qiana on November 27, 2012, 6:19 a.m. Reply

I don’t like this integration with FogBugz. Now the things became too complicated. Before to report a bug you needed simply to send a comment to the Movable Type special page. Now, you have to login in FogBugz and to follow their instruction.

Also without user name in FogBugz you can not see nothing about the fixing of the problem.

Theo Robertsonn

Theo Robertsonn on December 21, 2012, 3:57 a.m. Reply

I would say that the main idea of Fog Creek - to treat the programmers and coders like rock stars, could be said in a bit different way. What if we treat our users like rock stars? Me like 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.