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May 2008

May 29, 2008

Welcome Movable Type 4.2

By Byrne Reese and posted in News.

Today is a great day for Movable Type users: We’re announcing the release candidate of Movable Type 4.2, a new version which takes the top three most frequently requested features from our community and builds them right into the platform: A faster and more efficient user experience More design options and our simplest and most powerful templates yet The best, most effective anti-spam solution So today we are incorporating all of the work that’s been done on the MT 4.15 betas so far and are happy to announce the availability of the first release candidate of the newly rechristened Movable Type 4.2. A Faster Movable Type Speed isn’t just about making the code faster, it’s about looking at the tasks you do every day and making them all more efficient. Refined navigation - The primary navigation for getting around Movable Type has been refined and expanded to make getting to the page you need to far more efficient. Fewer clicks means faster blogging. Template Preview - Now you never have to wait to see what your site will look like when you tweak or edit your templates. Every Movable Type template can be previewed with a 100% accurate live preview…

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May 21, 2008

Join us for the first-ever “MT Day,” with free beer to follow

By Byrne Reese and posted in Events.

Update: The day long event has been postponed in order to find a time more convenient for all of those who have expressed interest in coming, but cannot on the designated day. We will still be holding the Meetup at Jade and hope to see you there! This month is a big month for Movable Type as we work on wrapping up development of Movable Type 4.15, a version of Movable Type that has more contributions from the community than any other release in Movable Type’s history - ranging from bug fixes galore, to larger feature sets and contributions like comment threading. The growing community of Movable Type contributors has made us realize how important it is that we organize more formally as a community to share product ideas, our knowledge about the product, and to shape the future of this product we all love. Therefore we are happy to announce “MTDay,” a day long event taking place on May 30, 2008 at the San Francisco Public Library. We are planning presentations about the current state of Movable Type, plus sessions and tutorials on plugin and theme development. We will also be discussing how we can better organize ourselves as…

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May 14, 2008

Mapping Movable Type’s Motion

By dave and posted in Plugins.

One of the coolest areas of innovation on the web over the past several years has been in the realm of mapping and geolocation. So we’re excited to introduce two new plugins for Movable Type, released just in time for this week’s Where 2.0 Conference here in the Bay Area. Both enable MT users to plug location data (like latitude and longitude) right into your blog entries, and both use the Google Maps API to find locations and display them as custom maps on your blog. And both of these free plugins automatically create new template tags for your blog, making it super easy to publish geocoded RSS feeds, custom layer (KML) files for Google Earth or customized content channels for the new LightPole Mobile Publishing Platform. If you just want to grab the code, here’s the links to these two free plugins: GeoSpatial Simple was developed by Six Apart’s own Bryan Tighe, and is available for Movable Type 4. GeoType was developed by LightPole in conjunction with Six Apart Services, and is available for Movable Type 3.3 and Movable Type Enterprise 1.5. In the spirit of Open Source, the plugin includes contributions from Jef Poskanzer of and builds…

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