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Movable Type 7 Beta is now available

By Yuji Takayama
Posted February 27, 2018, in News.

We are proud to announce that “Movable Type 7 Beta” is now available.

This release includes a number of new features and improvements after the Developer Preview release. Please review the list of new features and improvements.

Enjoy Movable Type 7!

Download here: Movable Type 7 Beta

Changes from Developer Preview

Improves user interface

We are completely reviewing the design of all screens.

Template Tags for Content Type

MTContentFieldsHeader

The contents of this container tag will be displayed when the first field listed by a MTContentFields tag is reached.

E.g.
<mt:ContentFields>
  <mt:ContentFieldsHeader>
    <div>
  </mt:ContentFieldsHeader>
  <mt:ContentField>
      <mt:ContentFieldValue>
  </mt:ContentField>
  <mt:ContentFieldsFooter>
    </div>
  </mt:ContentFieldsFooter>
</mt:ContentFields>

MTContentFieldsFooter

The contents of this container tag will be displayed when the last field listed by a MTContentFields tag is reached.

E.g.
<mt:ContentFields>
  <mt:ContentFieldsHeader>
    <div>
  </mt:ContentFieldsHeader>
  <mt:ContentField>
      <mt:ContentFieldValue>
  </mt:ContentField>
  <mt:ContentFieldsFooter>
    </div>
  </mt:ContentFieldsFooter>
</mt:ContentFields>

MTContentFieldType

Outputs the name of field type in current.

MTContentFieldLabel

Outputs the name of field in current.

MTContentFieldHeader

The contents of this container tag will be displayed when the first field value listed by a MTContentField tag is reached.

E.g.
<mt:ContentField>
  <mt:ContentFieldHeader>
    <ul>
  </mt:ContentFieldHeader>
      <li><mt:ContentFieldValue></li>
  <mt:ContentFieldFooter>
    </ul>
  </mt:ContentFieldFooter>
</mt:ContentField>

MTContentFieldFooter

The contents of this container tag will be displayed when the last field value listed by a MTContentField tag is reached.

E.g.
<mt:ContentField>
  <mt:ContentFieldHeader>
    <ul>
  </mt:ContentFieldHeader>
      <li><mt:ContentFieldValue></li>
  <mt:ContentFieldFooter>
    </ul>
  </mt:ContentFieldFooter>
</mt:ContentField>

MTContentFieldValue

Outputs the field value.

E.g. The value is Single Line Text
<mt:Contents blog_id="1" name="test content data">
  <mt:ContentField label="single line text">
    <mt:ContentFieldValue>
  </mt:ContentField>
</mt:Contents>
E.g. Applies text fitter to the value of Multi Line Text
<mt:Contents blog_id="1" name="test content data">
  <mt:ContentField label="multi line text">
    <mt:ContentFieldValue convert_breaks="1">
  </mt:ContentField>
</mt:Contents>
E.g. Limit the number of words output.
<mt:Contents blog_id="1" name="test content data">
  <mt:ContentField label="single line text">
    <mt:ContentFieldValue words="1">
  </mt:ContentField>
</mt:Contents>
E.g. Applies date format to the value of Date and Time
<mt:Contents blog_id="1" name="test content data">
  <mt:ContentField label="date and time">
    <mt:ContentFieldValue format="%Y">
  </mt:ContentField>
</mt:Contents>

MTCategorySetName

Outputs category set name in current.

Search and Replace Content Data

Search and replace for content data now works. You can search and replace by specifying the condition by the field.

Sign in system permissions

System administrator can set permissions for sign in to the administration screen and sign in with the Data API for each user. It is possible to flexibly operate such as permitting users to access only by the Data API or allowing specific users to sign in with the Data API.

Data API is now supports Content Type and related features.

Data API version is now v4. In this version supports new feature of Movable Type 7 such as Content Type and Category set.

Sortable Content Fields

You can add and rearrange fields by drag & drop on the content type edit screen. The sorting order is linked with the order of fields on the content creation screen.

MultiBlog integration

MultiBlog is now integrated with the core feature. You can rebuild template triggered by creating, saving and deleting content data.

Template Module Cache clear by Content Data

You can now set the content type as a target object for clearing template module cache. The cache will expiring when the creating, updating content data.

Exporting Content Type and Category Set

Theme export now support exporting content type and category set.

StyleCatcher plugin is now open source

StyleCatcher plugin will not bundled with Movable Type 7 packages. Please download form our GItHub repository If you want to use it.

Comments and Trackbacks are now plugin

Comments and Trackbacks feature are now separated to plugin. You can continue to use comments and trackbacks on entries and pages.

Obsolete Configuration Directives

EnableUploadCompat

This configuration directive is now obsoleted because Movable Type 7 stops to support old style upload screen.

System Requirements and Support Browsers

Recommended Environment

  • Perl: 5.18.x
  • MariaDB 10.1
  • Nginx + Starman / Apache 2.4x + Starman
  • PHP 7.0x

Supported Browser

  • Google Chrome - Latest
  • Safari - Latest
  • Firefox - Latest
  • Internet Explorer - Latest
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