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Movable Type Warm and Fuzzies

By Byrne Reese
Posted August 13, 2008, in Community.

It has been less then 24 hours since we released Movable Type 4.2 and the feedback has been wonderful! I have been answering people's questions about upgrading, installing and migrating to Movable Type 4.2 all day -- its almost as if Movable Type and Movable Type Pro is the release everyone has been waiting for:

"this just keeps getting better and better" and "I know I have not been a regular blogger for quite a while, but this new version really makes me anxious to get going again and become a more regular blogger. Who knew Movable Type could also help you with that kind of problem?" -- Sara

"My jaw is down there lost somewhere under the table... great work." -- dug

"Just want to say WOW! The Pro license is great. Exactly what was needed for many like me, who has a commercial license, but not a business and needed more than 5 authors." -- Nicholas

"6Aers, MT Team, and community contributors: thank you. This is great work all should be congratulated. But more important than that, this is a fun new toy to play with! Yay!" -- Dan

"I am pleased that MT Pro is being released as a free (as in beer) upgrade as it essentially replaces the previously paid-for Movable Type Community Solution, and it makes MT stand out more over WordPress, which would probably need all manner of plugins to match MT Pro's full functionality." -- Neil

"With MT 4.2 I see my company being able to add more interactive features easily, as we'll be able to take advantage of php includes and the entire lifestream options." -- Michele

"Trust me on this one: When they say they improved the speed of the system, they meant it. My Movable Type install is burning up the Perl now." -- Corey

And more comments are streaming in. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy all over.




Smittie on August 13, 2008, 6:14 p.m. Reply

I upgraded from 4.12 to 4.2. The upgrade from 3.5 to 4.12 went flawlessly. So, this should be a simple thing, right? All the templates for my blog are gone. Cool! I didn’t have anything else to do tonight.

Warm and fuzzy? Not so much. Thanks Six Apart.



marcoscan on August 14, 2008, 6:11 a.m. Reply

“The answer to Life, the Universe, and Blogging is…4.2” :-)


Smittie on August 14, 2008, 1:42 p.m. Reply

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chnlove asia on July 11, 2012, 6:13 p.m. Reply

Complete new thoughts to me! Got it!


semenax on September 5, 2012, 3:24 a.m. Reply

MT is such a good platform. I’m not surprised that so many people are saying positive things about it. The newer versions are even better.


Hank on September 11, 2012, 1:40 a.m. Reply

I suppose it is a great feeling to work hard and to see your work have been accepted well. Great job, there.


Ben10 on October 23, 2012, 6:37 p.m. Reply

I tried wordpress but i have to say that MT is way better, even if it takes more efforts at the very beginning!

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Betty Haav on October 28, 2012, 8:44 p.m. Reply

I am really happy for you. MT is my favorite blogging platform and I am glad to see that other people have seen it too.

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Thanks !

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.