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2012

December 25, 2012

New Movable Type product life cycle policy announced today

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

In announcing the new policy, Six Apart’s primary goal is to help make Movable Type a safer and even more dependable product. In an effort to make it easier for our customers to keep their installed version of Movable Type up dated to the latest version of software, which provides the most effective form of protection against security threats, Six Apart has created the new “Product Life Cycle Policy.” This policy is reflected retroactively including previously released version of Movable Type as well as all subsequent upgrades and new versions. We hope the following information will be helpful in getting your version of Movable Type updated to the latest and most secure version of the software available. Product Life Cycle Milestones Below are definitions for the different lifecycle phases included in the chart below [GA (General Availability)] During the period between GA and EOS (End of Sales), security patches and bug fixes will be released on a regular basis, with official technical support available for a fee. [EOS (End of Sales)] EOS designates the closure of sales for a specific product version. Major (x.0) and feature (0.x) releases for the product version released during the GA period will start to…

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December 13, 2012

Reorganizing Movable Type 5 documentations

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

I was one of the attendees at the “Movable Type Idea Exchange in NYC” in October earlier this year, and as a speaker, I made several promises: To provide English translations of Japanese plugins To provide English translations of MT related Japanese documents To renovate the plugin directory To share knowledge, in English, on the Github wiki I introduced several Japanese plugins recently, and am currently in the process of fulfilling the rest of the promises that I made during the conference. Though it have not been perfect, but as of now, we have officially started translating documents and articles currently available on the “MovableType.jp” website for publication in English on the “MovableType.org” website. New documents are located here: http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/mt5/ Developers notes and plugins will be continue to be translated. Also, we plan on revisiting previously published MT4 related documents in order to update them with more recent screenshots and information. Finally, several articles on the Github Wiki page that were previously only available in Japanese have been translated and published in English. Little by little, we hope to bring the international MT community up to speed with what is happening on the Japan side. Stay tuned for future…

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December 5, 2012

Movable Type 5.2.2 has been released!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

This release is the most up to date version of Movable Type 5.2, originally released in September. This release features 2 previously unreleased functions. For more information on bug fixes, please refer to the following release notes: 5.2.2 release note About the New Functions Boilerplate Function The boilerplate text function lets users register often repeated text, such as for event announcements, which can then be recalled and inserted in blog entries. Boilerplate can be pre-formatted using Markdown or the Rich Text Editor. For more information on using the boilerplate function, please refer to the manual below: Boilerplate New Theme: Rainier The new blog theme, “Rainier” is now available for use with Movable Type. “Rainier” is a multi-device compatible theme based on Media Queries (CSS). “Rainier” offers header banner and navigation customization options. Key Features Ability to evaluate the user’s access method and automatically changes site design to best match the user’s environment Customizable thumbnail image used when sharing your website on Facebook or other social media related sites Blog entry summary list pagination (divided into 10 entries per page) Bread crumb navigation Ability to preview blog posts before posting, as well as easily edit their appearance Multi-device compatibility via…

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November 26, 2012

Announcement of new numbering policy

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Today I’d like to update you about Movable Type’s next release as well as the changes to the release numbering policy. Movable Type 5.2.2 (the new numbering) will be released in December and will be the newest version of Movable Type 5.2. We will start the new numbering policy with this new release. Please continue reading for more details on this update

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November 13, 2012

Introduction of Japanese plugins

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

During the “Movable Type Idea Exchange” conference held in New York in October, I introduced several Japanese developed plug-ins. Today, I am happy to announce that approximately 40 of those previously Japanese only plug-ins are being released to the international community. Along with the new releases, some previously released plug-ins have been given upgraded manuals, reference links and screen shots. Please try out these brand new plug-ins and see what the Japanese community has developed! A list of currently available plug-ins are available here: http://www.movabletype.org/2012JapanesePlugins/index.html…

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October 15, 2012

Patch file for Firefox 16 users

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Movable Type users working with Firefox browser version 16 or later cannot save selected categories and folders after checking checkboxes. This issue appears in the following areas of the Movable Type CMS: Choosing categories in the entry editor Choosing folders in page editor Choosing folders on the uploading assets form If you cannot choose categories and folders in above situation, please apply the appropriate patch file for your using version. For Movable Type 4.38 For Movable Type 5.07 For Movable Type 5.14 For Movable Type 5.2 The patch includes these files: mt-static/js/common/List.js mt-static/js/mtcorecompact.js Installation: Donload and unzip the patch file Upload List.js and mtcorecompact.js to each of the following directories. /path/to/mt/mt-static/js/common/List.js /path/to/mt/mt-static/js/mtcorecompact.js If you have changed the location of the mt-static directory, please place the patch files in the directory that is appropriate for your installation….

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October 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Movable Type!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Do you know what’s special about October 8th? October 8th is Movable Type’s birthday! 11 years ago, on October 8th, 2001, Movable Type version 1 was released. Since then, thanks to the use and feedback from users of Movable Type for blog and website management, Movable Type has evolved into the form it is today. Your continued feedback and support through advice, praise and critique will ensure that Movable Type will continue evolving over the next 11 years. We appreciate every one’s help and we definitely could not have come this far without you! As part of the celebration, let’s see how Movable Type has changed over the past 11 years by comparing Movable Type administration screen screen shots! Movable Type 1.x The first version of Movable Type was released October 8th, 2001. This was just after the not to be forgotten September 11 attacks and many Americans were still in shock. Many people wanted to talk about what was happening in the world to better understand the situation and come to grips with the new future. For whatever reason, people were drawn in to Movable Type and what it could do, and the download and use of the…

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October 4, 2012

Movable Type Idea Exchange

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Events.

The Future of Movable Type and Your Business New York City October 18th, 2012 The 2012 Idea Exchange is a chance for developers, designers, and clients to get together to learn from each other, discuss new projects, hear about the latest offerings in MT5.2, and gain detailed insight on where Movable Type is going, and what our plans are for helping to grow and support the Movable Type business in North America, Europe, and South America. Agenda The CEO’s or Presidents of major Japanese Movable Type partners will be presenting their current offerings in Japan and be looking for partner to help ready these offerings for North America. The CEO of GENOVA and the CEO of Alfasado will be in attendance. An overview of other offerings currently being made ready for North America. Movable Type premier support partner 601AM will be presenting a case study on a challenging Movable Type implementation, sharing with you the details on how they solved the client’s unique challenges. Movable Type will have the lead developer, Yuji, on hand for discussions. Six Apart CEO Nob Seki will be attending, as will EVP Product Tsukasa Sugita, and others from the Movable Type team. I will…

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September 26, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 is finally released!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in MT5.

Movable Type 5.2 is finally released! Credit for the successful release of Movable Type 5.2 is due, not just to the Movable Type team, but more importantly to the efforts of the entire Movable Type community. Our deepest thanks go out to everyone who uses Movable Type on a regular basis, to the companies, developers, distributors, and everyone who’ve helped spread the MT word through tweets, Facebook updates, shares or blog entries! None of this could have been done without your help. We appreciate everyone’s support and hope that you will continue to support us as we move forward into the future of blogging. Summary In Movable Type 5.2, with the added cloud computing environment support in place, we have more flexibility in system development. We can realize the full benefits of the proper management of cost and resources, and create a more stable computing environment. In addition, the rich text editor used for web pages and blogs has been completely revamped. Having an editor that is much easier to use with more functions makes updating and revising blogs and web sites much easier and faster. Supported browsers Movable Type 5.2 official supports Google Chrome as well as the…

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September 19, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 RC2 is Out!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 RC2 is now available. This version includes some fixes which have been implemented after RC1. For more information on the new features and bug fixes, continue reading the RC2 release notes. Movable Type 5.2 RC2 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Download Download our latest Beta version! Register for beta testing and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like the supercharged text editor. We look forward to hearing your feedback! Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading….

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September 12, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 RC1 is Out!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 RC1 (Release Candidate) is now available! In RC1, all of the previously announced new features have been implemented and almost all of the bugs have been fixed. For more information on the new features and bug fixes, continue reading the RC1 release notes. Movable Type 5.2 RC1 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page New config directives In addition to the directives announced in beta 1, several new config directives have been added: Editor WYSIWYGEditor SourceEditor BulkLoadMetaObjectsLimit DisableMetaObjectCache BaseSitePath HideBaseSitePath Modified config directives The following config directives have been appended or modified: ThemesDirectory AltTemplatePath SearchTemplatePath ThemeStaticFileExtensions Download Download our latest Beta version! Register for beta testing and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like the supercharged text editor. We look forward to hearing your feedback! Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading….

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August 29, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 5

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 5 is now available! Movable Type 5.2 Beta 5 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Download Download our latest Beta version! Movable Type would like you to review the latest and greatest version of Movable Type. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to deliver the best CMS possible to our community of developers. Please sign up and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like a new supercharged text editor. We look forward to you becoming an tester and getting your feedback. Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading. Online Beta Beta Version of Movable Type5.2 for Online is available for you, and with that you can try out the latest version without your own server environment. The available number of online beta version is limited, so we supply them by invitation. Please excuse us if we are not able to send the invitation soon…

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August 15, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 4

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 4 is now available to download and test! Expanding rich text editor is now on our developer’s wiki. For more detail information, please refer to the article below. Movable Type 5.2 Beta 4 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Download Download our latest Beta version! Movable Type would like you to review the latest and greatest version of Movable Type. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to deliver the best CMS possible to our community of developers. Please sign up and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like a new supercharged text editor. We look forward to you becoming an tester and getting your feedback. Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading. Online Beta Beta Version of Movable Type5.2 for Online is now avilable for you, and with that you can try out the latest version without your own server environment. The available number…

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August 1, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 3

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 3 is now available to download and test! Expanding rich text editor is now on our developer’s wiki. For more detail information, please refer to the article below. Movable Type 5.2 Beta 3 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Customizing rich text editor We wrote down the documentation how to expand new rich text editor, which is implemented in Movable Type 5.2, on our developer’s wiki. In this document, we also describe how to implement table function into editor using the plugin. Please refer to the documentation and try out our new Movable Type 5.2 beta ! The expansion of Movable Type’s Rich Text Editor TableFeatureForTinyMCE Movable Type 5.2 Beta Attention: TableFeatureForTinyMCE is an experimental function, and we do not provide an official support. Please understand before you try. Download Movable Type would like you to review the latest and greatest version of Movable Type. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to deliver the best CMS possible to our community of developers. Please sign up and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like a new supercharged text editor. We look forward to you becoming…

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July 18, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 2

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 2 is now available to download and test! Implemented features, fixed bugs, and active cases are available for inspection on FogBugz. Movable Type 5.2 Beta 2 release note Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Download Movable Type would like you to review the latest and greatest version of Movable Type. We have just started our beta test for MT 5.2. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to deliver the best CMS possible to our community of developers. Please sign up and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like a new supercharged text editor. We look forward to you becoming an tester and getting your feedback. Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading. Online Beta Beta Version of Movable Type5.2 for Online is now avilable for you, and with that you can try out the latest version without your own server environment. The available number of online…

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July 4, 2012

Movable Type 5.2 Beta 1

By Takeshi Nick Osanai and posted in Beta.

The Movable Type 5.2 Beta 1 is now available for testing! Download Movable Type would like you to review the latest and greatest version of Movable Type. We have just started our beta test for MT 5.2. Your feedback is very important to us and allows us to deliver the best CMS possible to our community of developers. Please sign up and tell us what you think of Movable Types new and improved features, like a new supercharged text editor. We look forward to you becoming an tester and getting your feedback. Fill in questionnaire and download Movable Type 5.2 Pro Beta For detail information, please visit our “Movable Type 5.2 Beta” page Movable Type 5.2 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading….

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June 14, 2012

Movable Type on Github

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Today I want to share with you a blog article originally written on the Japanese Six Apart blog. The author, my colleague Yuji Takayama, is currently one of the main developers of Movable Type. The post is about Movabele Type’s Github repository. Now, let me share with you the current status of Movable Type’s development….

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May 31, 2012

A Leading Japanese Developer’s Perspective on Movable Type

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Hi, my name is Takeshi “Nick” Osanai of Six Apart, Ltd. Today, I’m going to post a translated blog article which was originally written by a Japanese Movable Type developer Sumio Noda. He is also known as his nickname “Junnama”. Sumio is a famous Movable Type developer in Japan. He is the co-founder and CEO of Alfasado Inc., one of the largest third-party developer in the worldwide Movable Type Community. Alfasado develops and distributes Enterprise plug-in packages that extend MT called “PowerCMS”. Alfasado also introduces a lot of plugins on Github. Take a look at Alfasdo’s account on Github, at https://github.com/alfasado to get an idea of what they have produced and made available to the MT community. So, let me introduce his blog entry “Reasons why I keep using Movable Type, not WordPress, because it’s fun!”…

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May 16, 2012

Movable Type 5.14

By Takeshi Nick Osanai.

Movable Type 5.14 was released today. This is a bugfix release without new features. It does not contain any security fix. Details about the issues that were fixed can be found in the release note. 5.14 Release Note Download Download Movable Type Open Source Download Movable Type Pro (What is the difference?) Installation/upgrade instructions Installation guide Upgrade guide 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….

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March 1, 2012

Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 patch to fix the plugin template load error

By Jun Kaneko.

Note : This patch was updated on the 5th of March, 2012 after the initial release on the 1st of March. If you still see the “Template load error” after applying the initial patch, please download again and re-apply the patch. Thanks to the community feedback, we found an issue in Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 Security Updates and created a patch to resolve it. Due to the more strict policy in 5.13, 5.07 and 4.38, some plugins produce the “Template load error”. There are two ways to resolve this error: Fix your plugin to meet the security policy in 5.13 / 5.07 / 4.38. Apply the patch and enable AllowFileInclude configuration directive to moderate the strict security policy. It is recommended to (1) fix the plugin because AllowFileInclude weakens the protection against malicious plugins and templates. Please do not forget to disable AllowFileInclude directive once you update your plugin to the fixed version. Please refer to the following pages for details. Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 patch 1 release notes How to apply the patch How to fix your plugin If you are not seeing this “Template load error” after your upgrade, you don’t need to apply…

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February 21, 2012

Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 Security Updates

By Jun Kaneko and posted in News.

Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 were released as mandatory security updates. These updates resolve multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Movable Type 5.x and Movable Type 4.x. The vulnerabilities were found as a result of our internal security audit, except the one reported from Trustwave (TWSL2012-003). All users must upgrade to this latest release immediately. Impact 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 address the multiple vulnerabilities including: OS Command Injection exists in the file management system, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary OS command execution by a user who has a permission to sign-in to the admin script and also has a permission to upload files. Session Hijack and CSRF exist in the commenting and the community script. A remote attacker could hijack the user session or could execute arbitrary script code on victim’s browser under the certain circumstances. XSS exists in templates where the variables are not escaped properly. A remote attacker could inject client-side script into web pages viewed by other users. XSS exists in mt-wizard.cgi. This vulnerability was reported by Trustwave (TWSL2012-003) Solution Please upgrade to the latest versions of Movable Type 4 or Movable Type 5. Movable Type Open Source 4.38 Movable Type Open Source…

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