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Movable Type 4.32 Bug-fix Release + Zemanta plugin

By Beau Smith
Posted September 29, 2009, in News.

Many of you are looking forward to using MT5 exclusively, but truthfully you may be content with MT4 or maybe you’re unable to upgrade because a plugin you rely upon may not yet be ported to MT5.

So until MT5 is solid and there is little demand for MT4, Six Apart will continue to release new versions of MT4.x as necessary to provide fixes for various security issues and bugs which are major pain points. Small features may be potentially included as well.

MT4.32 fixes a handful of minor bugs which are detailed in the Movable Type 4.32 release notes.

One of the commits in MT4.32 was to bundle the Zemanta plugin. Zemanta has committed to supporting the development of Movable Type; what better partnership than that of a content management system and a service to recommend quality related-content?

While it may not be useful for every blogger, it can be very helpful in the case where you need an image, links to related articles, help with tags for an entry, etc to have a more compelling blog entry. Check out the Zemanta FAQ for more info on how Zemanta’s services may be useful for you or your bloggers. All support or technical questions regarding Zemanta or the Zemanta Plug-in for MovableType should be forwarded to

Zemanta not for you? There are many ways to disable the Zemanta plugin additionally anyone with file-system access can remove the Zemanta plugin from the plugins directory within the MT install.

Also, you don’t need MT4.32 to use the Zemanta plugin, you can also download Zemanta from the plugin directory.

Hope the fixes in MT4.32 are useful. If there is a bug or patch that you want committed in a future version of MT4.x, please let us know.

MT5 Beta 3 should be available tomorrow.

Update: Sorry, Beta 3 release has been moved to October 7th.




lezardbreton on September 30, 2009, 9:41 p.m. Reply

Zemanta is English-only and such not ready for prime-time. I don’t see the point of bundling it with MT so soon.


jdbeast00 on October 21, 2009, 3:30 p.m. Reply

the zemanta plugin causes mixed mode warnings in IE on the dashboard

Beau Smith

Beau Smith on October 21, 2009, 4:19 p.m. Reply

@jdbeast00 -

Bummed to hear that the Zemanta plugin causes mixed content warnings.

In my blog post above I mention that Six Apart does not provide support for this plugin. On the Zemanta plugin page there is a link to the Zemanta GetSatisfaction page which you are welcome to use for reporting bugs.

PRO IT Service

PRO IT Service on October 26, 2009, 5:15 a.m. Reply

Congratulations for this release guys!

The most important fix for me is the one with the date picker, as that affected not only the publish date, but any date field (including say a “birthdate” field from the registration page).

Zemanta is also an excellent tool which I’m sure many bloggers would appreciate!

Thank you 6Apart!

jeux en ligne

jeux en ligne on January 10, 2010, 7:31 a.m. Reply

Congratulations for this great tool, I confirm that Zemanta and perfect for most bloggers!

Kathleen Carley

Kathleen Carley on September 3, 2012, 6:38 a.m. Reply

I am not very familiar with Zemanta, but I have heard only positive opinions about this plugin. It is strange for me to hear that it cause only problems here at Moveable type.

Martin Tompson

Martin Tompson on September 13, 2012, 12:54 a.m. Reply

Hi Beau, is it true that Byrne is no longer a member of Moveable type team? Ps. Sorry to post in this article, but this one was the first article of yours I found today.


Matthew on October 12, 2012, 8:57 p.m. Reply

The zip file is no longer available. Does it mean we can not download it at all or this is just a broken link?

Elizabeth Hudson

Elizabeth Hudson on October 28, 2012, 11:23 p.m. Reply

Hi, I have a question, but I don’t know is this the right place to ask it. I want to ask can I use Moveable type as a platform for an online shop? I know Moveable type has lots of options, but can be used for such site?

Petya Ivanova

Petya Ivanova on November 15, 2012, 9:43 p.m. Reply

As far as I read the comments there is a problem with Zemanta plugin. This is why I don’t use plugins which are not supported by the Moveable Type.


Esther on November 26, 2012, 2:18 a.m. Reply

The cooperation between Movable Type and Zemanta makes blogging really cool. No more searching for pictures and proper links. I think that Zemanta has also connection of that type with Yahoo.

This plugin is extremely useful.

drina m

drina m on December 18, 2012, 4:48 p.m. Reply

The only way to download this version is to click on the “other languages” and to choose the needed version. The other two links pointing to zip file and tar.gz file are not working.