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Movable Type 5.2 is finally released!

By Takeshi Nick Osanai
Posted September 26, 2012, 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.


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 following browsers and versions:

  • Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 8 and 9 (IE9 strongly recommended)
  • Safari (latest version)
  • Firefox (latest version)

Please refer to the updated Movable Type System Requirements for more information on the computing environments that can support Movable Type 5.2.

New features

Corresponding nginx+PSGI

Movable Type 5.2 can now be used under the nginx+PSGI environment. This allows us to provide more flexible support in a variety of server environments, such as cloud computing virtual servers, CMS servers, and content servers.

New Rich Text Editor

The new rich text editor is implemented based on TinyMCE; This makes Movable Type easy to use, and entries and pages published with MT easy to edit.

Sitepath restriction

Sitepath restriction allows the System Administrator to limit all published content to a specific part of the filesystem that's accessible by the MT server. This feature is most effective for medium to large websites.

SMTP Authentication

In Movable Type 5.2, email notifications can now be sent using authenticated SMTP.

Improved performance of custom fields; faster rebuilding times

The performance of custom fields have been improved, and as a result, blog entries that have custom fields data can be rebuilt much faster than before. Along with these changes, general rebuilding rate for blog entries are up to 120% faster.

For more information on Movable Type 5.2, please check out the links below.

Movable Type 5.2 includes a lot of feedback, patches and contributions from our community. Thank you very much for all of your help !


Movable Type 5.2 is download-able from any of the links below: