Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here, has recently released its new version 5.01. Following are some of the highlights in this release.
Some long-awaited features like the following are made available in this release:
- User Dashboard for quick access to the most used blogs and websites
- Themes are provided with full support for custom fields, templates, static files, categories, folders, etc for blogs and websites
- Revision History for entries, pages, and templates
- Websites for grouping blogs together
- Custom Fields are made available for all objects
Movable Type 5.01 is available in English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Dutch and French.
Source: Movable Type blog
WordPress, one of the popular open source blog software has announced the release of its new version 2.9 (‘Carmen’). You can quickly upgrade to this new version right from your Dashboard by going to Tools > Upgrade.
Following are some of the interesting stuff released from a user’s end in this new version of WordPress,
- Global undo/”trash” feature: This feature would be useful when you accidentally delete a post or comment and would like to restore it. It also eliminates the annoying ‘are you sure’ pop-up messages when deleting post(s).
- Built-in image editor: This new version of WordPress sports an image editor which allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images.
- Batch plugin update and compatibility checking: This feature enables you to update multiple plugins at once. This gives you the comfort of hassle free plugin updation.
- Easier video embeds: With the new video embed feature, you can just paste a URL on its own line and turn it into the proper embed code, with Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv.
You might want to read more about the other updates in this release here.
Source: WordPress blog
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here has recently released its new version 5 RC 2. Following are some of the highlights in this release.
- A lot of work has been done by the Movable Type team to get the dynamic publishing in sync with the static publishing.
- Updates to the Professional blog templates have been made.
- Unbundling of Motion and Action Streams
- The Entry/Page “previous” and “next” container tags now account for entries/pages with the same date-time, rather than skipping them.
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here has recently released its new version 5 RC 1. Included in this release is a new theme ‘Pico’ and many other bug fixes. The launch of Movable Type version 5 is targeted for late November.
Major Changes in this release,
- Added a new theme “Pico”.
- Bundle style repository with a theme.
Styles can also be bundled with a theme to easily offer different flavors of a theme. Styles are nothing but a combination of a stylesheet and images to bundle with a theme.
- Config directive
SQLSetNamesshould be specified as
mt-config.cgiwhen upgrading from older versions with MySQL 5.x and UTF-8
- Tip: When including templates inside a loop which is using multi-blog to aggregate content, blog_id should be specified with include tag to ensure proper template is included unless the template to include exists in each blog/site being aggregated.
Backup and Restore Issues Solved,
- When Backup/Restore all or website, manifest file cannot start restore.
- Backup/Restore drop the Following/Follower data
- CF: Backup/Restore customfields of Image object
- Backup/Restore: Association of assets CF of Category is wrong
- CF: Backup/Restore customfields of Blog/Website object
- Assets named in Japanese have garbage file name when backup
- [Restore] Website custom field is not restorable
- Restoring set wrong userpic
- manifest file : cannot upload
- [restore] folder/category custom field is not restored
- Website: Restored Facebook Commentes setting
- Restored data can get wrong Multiblog settings
Upgrade Issues Solved,
- Index templates are not published after upgrade from MT 3.21
- Upgrade remove all system templates of the blog whose template set is not Classic Blog
- Problems after upgrading a blog whose site/archive URL is ‘foo.com’
- Error when publishing templates after upgrading from 3.21
Theme and Template Issues Solved,
- Professional Website template doesn’t display Comment and Trackbacks
- Unable to display Professional Website template with Dynamic Publishing
- Warning messages are always shown when applying a theme that contains a custom fields
- No warning messages show up when theme cannot add a custom fields
- Item customfield tag is escaped in community template
- mt:WebsiteIfCommentsOpen doesn’t work in dynamic publishing
- mt:Websites with exclude_websites doesn’t work (static/dynamic)
- Template refresh doesn’t respect blog language.
- View Published Template link doesn’t work when Output file include directory
- IE: Comment Pagination doesn’t work
- Comment Pagination doesn’t work on Community Blog template
- Pagination of Main Index
- Dynamic: Publish mt.js by dynamic generate error
- Fixing issue on Ajax pagination.
- mt:Include doesn’t work in some situations
- mt:Blogs doesn’t work in dynamic publishing
- Professional blog doesn’t work on dynamic
- Professional Website: Comment form is blank on Comment Preview
What’s new in version 2?
- A new, more efficient user interface that makes it faster to switch between comments, posts, and pages.
- Various user interface refinements and bug fixes
- New Comments interface, with Gravatars and the author URL shown in the comment list
- Passwords are now stored in the keychain
- Posts are now automatically saved and restored if network connection is lost during publishing
- Added persistence, so the app re-opens in the blog you last used
- Added an interface for manually entering the XMLRPC endpoint for non-standard setups
- Fixed rotation-related visual glitches
- Fixed errors where malformed XML prevented access to XMLRPC endpoint
- Fixed edge case where local drafts were sometimes not saved
- Fixed the order of photos so that they’re displayed in the order they’re uploaded
WordPress 2 will install as an entirely new application on your phone, and won’t overwrite any previous version of the app you have installed. When you launch the new app, you’ll immediately see “Version 2.0? at the bottom of the screen. Once you’re no longer using the previous version of the app, you can safely remove it from your device, and version 2.0 will be unaffected.
Source: WordPress for iPhone
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here has recently released its new version 5 beta 4. Included in this release is the first website theme for the “Professional Website Theme” and many other bug fixes. Movable Type team mentioned that Beta 4 will be the last beta before there are two release candidates. And, the launch of Movable Type version 5 is targeted for late November.
Some of the major improvements in this release are,
- “Professional Website Theme” is added as a new theme
- WebsiteLabel has changed to WebsiteName
- Remove the definition of active users from app
- Keep a compatibility of plugins
- Create “MultiBlog Trigger” for “All blogs in this website”
- MultiBlog Trigger also for “Pages” not only for “Entries”
- UI: “Created, Published, Edited” date and time of the entry
- DOC: FastCGI: Unable to access with XML-RPC
Download the Movable Type version 5 Beta 4.
Over the past two months, the WordPress team has been working on the new features for the yet to be released WordPress 2.9. The major focus of the development is to make WordPress as secure as possible.
In this new release of WordPress version 2.8.5, some security changes have been made to make all your sites as secure as possible.
The key changes in this release are:
- A fix for the Trackback Denial-of-Service attack that is currently being seen.
- Removal of areas within the code where php code in variables was evaluated.
- Switched the file upload functionality to be whitelisted for all users including Admins.
- Retiring of the two importers of Tag data from old plugins.
WordPress recommends that all sites are upgraded to this new version of WordPress to ensure that you have the best available protection.
Source: WordPress Blog
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here has released its new version 5 beta 3. It includes many improvements and has various new user interface elements. Movable Type team mentioned that Beta 4 will be the last beta before there are two release candidates. And, the launch of Movable Type version 5 is targeted for late November.
Some of the major improvements in this release are,
- Automatic website provisioning based upon blog domain names during upgrade from MT4.x and MT3.x
- Allow sub-domain blogs under one single website.
- Selected tab is saved on “Websites and Blogs” widget on the user dashboard, so once the user clicks the “blogs” tab, this tab will be selected upon subsequent visits.
- Create New shortcut button on Website/Blog dashboard.
- Cleaner and simpler User Dashboard.
- Improved menu and button placement on [Edit Entry/Page] screens.
- Download a zipped theme file when user [Exports Theme].
- Display “SSI” enable/disable status icon on template listing screens.
- Display links to published pages when user searches templates.
- Do not create any sample pages when user create a new website or blog.
- Motion and Action Stream template-sets are unbundled from Pro pack. These should be re-arranged to themes or addons.
Read more about the updates in this release here.
Download the Movable Type version 5 Beta here.
Matt Mullenweg of Automattic, the makers of one of the most popular blog software, WordPress, answers questions from the WordPress community, including making money from open source products, migrating from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, the history of WordPress, the roles system in WordPress, core vs. plugins, blog comments, WordPress security, and more.
Source: WordPress TV