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Movable Type 4.1 Release Candidate 1

By Byrne Reese
Posted January 17, 2008, in News.

Tonight we released the first release candidate for Movable Type 4.1. This release signals that the product is converging upon a final and shippable version of the product. You can download it now from Important changes in this release include:

Read the complete change log to familiarize yourself with all the other fixes found in this most recent release.

In the spirit of full disclosure we are planning a release of a second release candidate early next week. The scope of this release includes one final and additional feature for paid users of Movable Type in addition to our final translations and localization changes for Movable Type 4.1.

But even if there is one more release candidate planned, this is still the perfect opportunity for all those people waiting for a more stable release to try out the latest features of Movable Type. And here's a tip - if you are an MT 3.x user and are even thinking about buying the Commercial version of Movable Type to take advantage of the extra features that it includes then I suggest evaluating RC1 now and purchasing the MT4 upgrade package before the introductory discount prices expire. Because did you know that everyone who purchased Movable Type 4.0 is entitled to a free upgrade to 4.1 when it is released? Yes they are.




kimonostereo on January 17, 2008, 11:37 p.m. Reply

My buddy just tried to purchase the upgrade to 4 but it gave an error when he clicked buy now. I just tried it and got the same error:

An error occurred:

Did not buy prerequisite


Sara on January 18, 2008, 9:00 a.m. Reply

Any hint about what that additional feature is? Just so we can figure out whether or not we should go paid version.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese on January 19, 2008, 8:02 a.m. Reply

Check out the most recent post Sara! :) We just announced the Universal Template Set and its availability through the Professional Pack. Try it out and tell me what you think.

Carlo Laitano

Carlo Laitano on January 21, 2008, 7:00 a.m. Reply

Will the non-profit version include custom-fields?

Carlo Laitano

Carlo Laitano on January 21, 2008, 8:57 p.m. Reply

Great to hear that Byrne! I can honestly say that MT is by far the best content management application I have worked with. The templating system is the most flexible and now with custom fields built-in.. I don’t need anything else. To some it might be just a blogging platform.. but for me.. it’s the system I build my ENTIRE site around.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese on January 21, 2008, 9:23 p.m. Reply

You have no idea how great it is to hear that from a user! Thank you Carlo. Now, we just need to spread the word and get more people to see what you have seen for some time.

Carlo Laitano

Carlo Laitano on January 24, 2008, 11:08 a.m. Reply

I’ve been searching all around but I haven’t found a way to make it work so that once a user registers in one blog.. he can post on all of the system blogs automatically. Can this be done with 4.1?

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson on October 26, 2012, 10:22 p.m. Reply

Pauline Moveable Type is not just a paid CMS. It has free version where you can have almost all the needed tools for making a site. Of course, there is a premium version which is paid, but you can run a great site without paying a single penny.


Taylur on November 14, 2012, 9:31 p.m. Reply

Does the change in search results affected the search over the comments? I think I have seen something about omitting the comments when the search bot is looking for information. If this is true, how can I make so the comments appear in the search results?

kate danie

kate danie on November 25, 2012, 8:20 p.m. Reply

Hi, I have a question about paid version. If I have understand it correctly a user who pays for Movable Typa package should pay for the upgrades too. Is it true?

Rachel Wise

Rachel Wise on November 28, 2012, 2:23 a.m. Reply

Hello and greetings. I wonder where can we find more information about the discount offered by Movable Type for its products. Thank you in advance for the answer.

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.