As with every beta, we managed to sneak a couple of features in as well in response to user feedback:
- revised the "Preferences" menu to allow users to navigate more quickly to the settings screen they are looking for.
- added a blog level "Tools" menu to more easily import and export content, create backups and view the activity log.
- added the ability to sort entries by the number of comments and TrackBacks received providing a good way to list your most popular entries.
- added the ability to make a copy of a template.
In keeping with the central theme of this release, we also made Movable Type faster (again) by further optimizing the publishing engine to not only be faster, but smarter as well.
But speaking of the ways you might have heard about this release, you might want to consider making a regular visit to The Blog Herald every Monday for "Movable Type Mondays." A new series they are running to give Movable Type fans their weekly dose of all thing Movable Type. Arvind is writing the column and has been doing an excellent job of aggregating news across the many channels we use to communicate with our customers in a single and simple wrap up. Congrats on the gig Arvind, and thank you for providing such a great resource to the community!