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How to make Movable Type (even) Better...

By Maarten Schenk
Posted June 20, 2010, in Community.

Movable Type has been Open Source since 2007. This means that if you want it to have some new functionality or if you feel some existing feature could be improved, in theory you could just write some perl code and get it done.  At least if you are a programmer.

But what if you are not?  No luck?

On the contrary!  The Movable Type engineering team at Six Apart is constantly looking for feedback and feature ideas.  Many of Movable Type's current features came about as a result of user feedback, and there is no reason why that should ever change.

So how do you contact these guys?  The easiest way is to use the Movable Type issue tracking system, which you can use to report bugs or request features.  This system is used directly by the development team to collect, prioritize and track the various changes and improvements that go into each version of Movable Type.

Besides being able to submit bugs and feature requests you can also opt to get e-mail notifications when something happens to them, and you can even react to comments made by the development team if (for example) they need clarification on something.

Sounds complicated?  Not at all: there is even a one-page guide available that tells you everything you need to know.  So don't hesitate and tell us today what new features you want in Movable Type!




Webmod on July 10, 2010, 1:42 p.m. Reply

Great article.


Glendun on July 6, 2012, 9:51 p.m. Reply

This is so cool and thoughtful, guys! I’ve been thinking about some features that might be useful and I’ll post my requests soon.


vimax on September 4, 2012, 6:39 a.m. Reply

I really like the one page guide, thanks for putting this up here.


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Jennifer142 on November 27, 2012, 1:23 a.m. Reply

like your thinking and view point. There must be some effort done for it


jasminelive on April 3, 2013, 2:32 a.m. Reply

FogBugz it’s really a good project and your one page guide make the things easier for newbies. Keep up the good work.


AlexB on July 30, 2013, 1:56 a.m. Reply

I’ve been using MovableType for the past 4 years, and I have only come across 1 or 2 bugs in extended use. It’s seriously my go-to software when it comes to platforms.


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