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Movable Type 5.02

By Maarten Schenk
Posted May 11, 2010, in MT5.

Movable Type 5.02 was released by Six Apart today. This is strictly a bugfix release without new features. It contains fixes for a number of issues including one security vulnerability. It is highly recommended that all users of Movable Type 5.x upgrade their installations, especially the ones with multiple users.

Details about the issues that were fixed can be found in the release notes.

You may note that the release notes are unusually long this time: the focus of this release was on fixing as many bugs and issues as possible before working on new features for the coming releases (we will tell you more about these soon). We would like to thank everybody in the Movable Type community who submitted bug reports, feature requests and other feedback. Your efforts have made this release possible!


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Installation/upgrade instructions

Note: if you purchased a Movable Type license you can also purchase our installation or upgrade service and have all the work done by our excellent support team.

Found a bug? Need a feature?

  1. To avoid duplication of efforts, search existing bugs or feature requests (from the feedback page) before submitting a new bug.
  2. Head over to the bug report/feature request form and let us know!



pedro on May 13, 2010, 7:27 a.m. Reply

I’m thrilled to see this upgrade fixed a highly annoying bug from 5.01. Well done, and thank you!


Parcel on July 4, 2010, 12:58 p.m. Reply

I’m new to this and wasn’t sure where to post my entry but..just wanted to say that I love Movable Type: so much easier to use for an old codger like me than your competitors :)


Willyam on July 11, 2012, 3:12 a.m. Reply

Good job, guys, and thank you! Things are looking great so far, I’m dying to know more about the new features! :)

Gary George

Gary George on July 29, 2012, 9:38 p.m. Reply

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Mick Amarillo

Mick Amarillo on September 3, 2012, 9:59 a.m. Reply

Thank you for your efforts to keep Moveable type free of bugs.

Abel Lion

Abel Lion on September 17, 2012, 11:16 p.m. Reply

Hi, how to disable mt-check.cgi for having everything properly?

Agatha M

Agatha M on October 26, 2012, 3:45 a.m. Reply

You haven’t said a word about this security issue you have deal with it. Did it harm some sites or it was just an unnoticed bug?