November 15, 2013
Movable Type 6.0.1, 5.2.9, and 5.161 Released to Close Security Vulnerabilities
We are releasing Movable Type 6.0.1, 5.2.9, and 5.161 as mandatory security updates. These updates resolve multiple security-related issues discovered in all previous versions of Movable Type 6 and Movable Type 5.
October 16, 2013
Movable Type Launches MT6
Movable Type, the pioneer publishing platform developed by Six Apart, today announced the launch of its latest version, MT6, which is now available in North America and Japan. The version’s debut marks the next phase of the “Movable Type Creating Momentum” campaign in North America, aimed at re-establishing Movable Type’s foothold as the premier content management system, particularly among mid-market and enterprise businesses. The new MT6 will appeal to enterprises, bloggers and developers looking for a more customizable alternative to CMS platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, and ExpressionEngine. Designed to Handle Large Quantities of Content “In today’s multi-screen environment, content is being created and viewed everywhere, on many devices and in many regions, creating a great need for better scalability, more stability and increased security,” said Nobuhiro Seki, president and CEO, Six Apart , the parent company of Movable Type. “MT6’s architecture provides users with the ability to handle large quantities of content, and enables the seamless removal and updating of mass quantities of content, safely and securely.” Improved Documentation “We’ve been making great strides to re-establish our foothold in North America, through the partnerships we have formed, as well as the conscious effort we’ve made to really listen and…
August 1, 2013
New Plugins and Themes Directory
Today, August 3rd, 2013, marks the grand opening of the brand new Movable Type Plugins and Themes Directory. The directory will initially run as a beta version alongside the beta version of Movable Type 6, with an official release date coinciding with the Movable Type 6 official release in October, 2013. English: http://beta.plugins.movabletype.org Japanese?http://beta.plugins.movabletype.jp…
July 29, 2013
“Rainer” and “Eiger” now available under the MIT license
The responsive web design supported themes [Rainier] and [Eiger], previously offered as part of a Movable Type 5.2 package, are now available under the MIT license….
July 24, 2013
MTOS Support Policy
Recently, Six Apart announced planned licensing changes coinciding with the release of the blog and CMS software Movable Type 6. Based on feedback from our users about these upcoming changes, we wanted to address some concern regarding future support for MTOS. We hope the information below will help answer most of the questions that we received….
July 11, 2013
Clarifying Changes to Movable Type Starting with MT6
Dropping MTOS offering - discussed in-depth on expanded post MT Pro and MT Advanced - Will be under MT commercial license New MT6 Data API - under MIT license so that developers can extend it, build new things, and license them how they want or sell their new work. New Loupe web application for mobile - will be under MIT license so that developers can extend it, build new things and license them how they want or sell their new work. Will we re-license two recently released themes, Eiger (new responsive web design theme) and Rainier (a new blog theme), under MIT licenses allowing developers to extend or sell their new work?…
July 10, 2013
Movable Type 6 Beta 1
The Movable Type 6 Beta 1 is now available for testing! Download Please visit our “Movable Type 6 Beta” page and download now. Movable Type 6 Beta page Attention: This software is not recommended for use in a production environment. Please review the Pre-Release Software License Agreement before downloading….
July 10, 2013
License change on Movable Type 6
Starting with Movable Type 6, registration for the Movable Type Open Source (MTOS) license will end and a new license will be introduced….
June 25, 2013
Announcing the Release of Movable Type 5.2.7
Movable Type 5.2.7 is the latest version of Movable Type and offers patches for several bugs found in Movable Type 5.2.6. Most notably, a bug was found in the 5.2.6 release that caused an error to occur if certain block tags were present within an <mt:Ignore> tag. This release does not include security related patches. 5.2.7 release notes Released Versions Movable Type Open Source 5.2.7 Movable Type Pro 5.2.7 Movable Type Advanced 5.2.7 Download Download Movable Type Open Source Download Movable Type Pro Download Movable Type Advanced (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….
June 5, 2013
Announcing the Release of Movable Type 5.2.6
The Movable Type 5.2.6 release offers fixes for bugs found after the release of version 5.2.3 and features 4 brand new functions. At the same time, Movable Type 5.15 also have been released. This update also includes fixes for bugs found in Movable Type EZ versions 5.2.4 and 5.2.5. For more information on the new functions and bug fixes, please refer to the release notes. 5.2.6 Release Notes 5.15 Release Notes * Check out this previous blog entry for an explanation on the new release numbering system. New Functions New Responsive Web Design Theme “Eiger” “Eiger” is especially suited for use with larger company websites and blogs. Along with Media Query (CSS) supported multi-device compatibility, logos, headers and banners, and navigation are all easily customizible with built-in Movable Type functions. The “Smartphone Option” The optional “Smartphone Option” is now available bundled together with either Movable Type Professional or Movable Type Advanced. (As of now, the “Smartphone Option” can only be obtained through a bundle purchase.) The “Smartphone Option” offers a version of the Movable Type admin screen that has been optimized for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. For more information on using the “Smartphone Option”, please refer to…
May 29, 2013
Announcing of Movable Type Twitter Account
Starting from June 6th, the official Movable Type Twitter account (movabletype) will be primarily managed by the American Movable Type team and will tweet announcements in English only. The Japanese Movable Type team has recently created the “movabletypejp” account and will continue using this new account for all Japanese announcements. We, the Movable Type team, felt that in order to better strengthen communication between us and our users, it would make the most sense to provide our users with two separate Twitter accounts, each with it’s own language support. The primary Movable Type Twitter account (movabletype) will continue providing support in both Japanese and English from now until June 6th. For those who have not yet followed us on Twitter, we hope you will take this opportunity to start following the Japanese team on our new account, “movabletypejp”. Thank you to all our followers (and future followers) for your continued support!…
March 5, 2013
Upgrading Plugins with Support for Movable Type 4 and 5
Dan Wolfgang, a talented plugin developer and member of the Movable Type community, recently wrote an informative blog entry on upgrading plugins for use with both Movable Type 4 and 5. In the blog entry, Dan offers several tips based on difficulties he personally encountered, providing a useful resource for other MT developers. The topics he covers in the blog entry include: Version-specific content Form elements “Undefined Subroutine” errors Building menus Listing framework Popup dialogs Object listings in pop-up dialogs Check out Dan’s blog for more information on Movable Type plug-in development along with other tips and tricks!…
February 26, 2013
Recent and upcoming changes to the Plugins Directory
We understand the major issues that have been and still plague the MT Plugins Directory and extend a heart-felt apology to all Movable Type users and developers regarding the seemingly neglected state of the directory. There are several small changes to the directory that have been made, taking effect from today.A much larger scale renewal of the Plugin Directory is being planned for release later on in the year. Details on the small update Because of the continuous issues with the old plugin database, we have migrated all information from the older directory to the current directory. Also, as there were more input forms than necessary, we reduced the number of forms as much as possible. A new “theme” listing has been added to the top page. Any themes registered under the “theme” category will be displayed on the top page under this listing. Plans for future rennovation Today’s changes and additions should be viewed as temporary patches in order to normalize directory use for the time being. During this year, we plan on completely revamping the plugins directory registration system. We will provide more information once we have settled on the specifics for the new plugins directory, and…
January 23, 2013
Movable Type 5.2.3
Movable Type 5.2.3 is the latest version of Movable Type and offers patches for an issue found in Movable Type 5.2.2. This release does not include security related patches. Users who have already upgraded to Movable Type 5.2.2 and who use a database other than MySQL, do not need to upgrade to Movable Type 5.2.3. 5.2.3 release notes Released Versions Movable Type Open Source 5.2.3 Movable Type Pro 5.2.3 Movable Type Advanced 5.2.3 Download Download Movable Type Open Source Download Movable Type Pro Download Movable Type Advanced (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….
January 7, 2013
Movable Type 4.38 patch to fix a known upgrading security issue
Six Apart has found a security issue and fixed it in Movable Type 4.2 and MT 4.3. For those of you who use Movable Type 4.2 and 4.3, Six Apart strongly recommends that you upgrade to the latest released version of Movable Type or execute the following steps immediately. This vulnerability does not exist in Movable Type versions 5.0 or later, including the latest Movable Type, version 5.2.2. The Issue Through the upgrade program of MT (mt-upgrade.cgi), OS command injection and SQL injection can be performed, and potentially open a vulnerability. This issue may occur when mt-upgrade.cgi can be executed on the Internet. Versions affected Movable Type 4.2x, 4.3x Movable Type Open Source 4.2x, 4.3x Movable Type Enterprise 4.2x, 4.3x The Fix for Movable Type 4.38 users Six Apart will provide the patch code file for Movable Type 4.38 users. Please download and unzip the patch code file. Download “lib / MT / Upgrade.pm” file from Movable Type in use for backup. Then, upload unzipped Upgrade.pm, and replace it. MT4.38-Upgrade-Patch.zip The Fix for those who cannot apply the patch code file (users who do not use Movable Type 4.38) Those who cannot use the patch code file, please execute…