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
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
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.
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.
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here has released its new version 4.32.
MT4.32 has fixed some of the minor bugs from the previous releases. And, MT4.32 is now bundled with the Zemanta plugin. Zemanta can be very helpful in the case where you need an image, links to related articles, help with tags for an entry, etc., to have a more compelling blog entry.
You might want to check out the Zemanta FAQ for more details on how Zemanta’s services may be useful for you or your bloggers. You can disable the Zemanta plugin based on your needs. There are many ways to disable the Zemanta plugin additionally anyone with file-system access can remove the Zemanta plugin from the
plugins directory within the MT install.
Check out the bug fixes and other minor updates in Movable Type Version 4.32 here.
Source: Movale Type blog
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here, has officially released its new version 5 Beta. Movable Type 5 focused on three major feature areas: websites, themes and CMS. Below is a summary of each,
- New “website” object
- Blogs are associated to websites
- Pages can be added to websites
- Rebuild website separately from the contained blogs.
- App UI has the ability to move blogs between websites.
- Apply a theme with a single click and then rebuild the blog/website to apply changes to published website.
- Themes contain: templates, style-sheets, static files (images), widgets, categories, folders, and custom fields.
- Themes for websites and blogs.
- Install themes just like plugins.
- Export theme from current blog and optionally include all or a subset of the custom fields, static files, categories, and templates currently associated with the website or blog.
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here, has officially released its new version 4.3. It comes loaded with faster performance, powerful search, developer features and more.
Below are some of the key features in this release,
- Smarter Search and Pagination
Several new ways have been added to narrow down search (author, category and date). With a static first page and dynamic additional pages, your site gets the added page views with faster publish times.
Additionally, the ability to paginate comments has been added, which will dramatically improve publish times on prolific comment threads.
- Entry Asset Manager
Movable Type handles assets like photos in a smarter way, which makes it easy for you to make slideshows and editing entries that use assets even faster.
- Summary Object Framework
This framework allows MT’s core codebase and plugins to store arbitrary summary information in the database, replacing expensive calculation queries with fast primary-key lookups against summary tables.
The framework includes a flexible mechanism for invalidating summary objects when the objects on which they depend are modified, and a queued worker class for asynchronously regenerating invalidated summaries. Movable Type team will be providing extensive documentation for developers to start implementing this feature in their installations within the week.
- Improved Documentation
Over 80 pages of documentation has been provided with basic and advanced tested examples. Now community members can also contribute back to the documentation in a much easy manner.
- Smarter Blog Cloning
Use any of your existing sites as a prototype for new ones by cloning just a blog’s layout and design with a few clicks. You might want to read more about it here.
- In-App Performance & Developer Features
For those with thousands of entries, users or blogs, searching inside the app is much faster. Additionally some developer tools (e.g., Debug Mode & Performance Logging) have been brought out in the settings for faster access.
Download Movable Type 4.3 here.
Movable Type, the well-known blog software company, just launched “Motion“, which integrates activity streams, microblogging, and portable identities into a software package that can be installed into the company’s hosted publishing platform, Movable Type Pro.
You can use it to create a public Twitter-like microblog for your existing community, or you can use it as an internal instrument to monitor and track activities in social networks from around the web.
To use this free piece of software you will need an appropriate Movable Type Pro license (see here). The team can help getting you started.
What this software does (according to Movable Type):
* Create a private, custom action aggregator to track sentiment and glean intelligence from conversations around the web through action streams.
* Provide a private microblog community for simple internal employee or team collaboration.
* Publish a public microblog to nurture and grow your community while increasing your page views.
* Create a public social network to connect to your community across the web instead of competing against other social networks.
These are the features of Motion:
* Action Streams
Collect and share actions from across the web, from dozens of supported services including Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Delicious, Digg and more.
* Rich Microblogging
It’s easy to post text, links, images, audio or embedded video with just a click.
* Powerful Profiles
Motion profiles show their actions from across the web for all your registered users. Site members can follow each other, and easily upload profile pictures.
* Sign in with any web account
Your community members can authenticate with their existing account from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, AOL, or any OpenID provider. Now half a billion web users can comment or vote on your content without hitting a registration barrier.
Watch a demo below or read their Frequently Asked Questions.
Today Microsoft entered in competition with WordPress (or, at least, that what it seems).
WordPress is a blogging software and is considered also a content management system (especially with the help of various plugins). It is very used in the blogging world (another competitor is Movable Type) and not only.
Now Microsoft wants a piece of this market (is there a market Microsoft doesn’t want a piece? Rumours has it that it also wants a piece from the smart mobile terminals where the iPhone is king).Microsoft released today a blogging and content management software called Oxite. It is, yes, open source and in alpha version (according to ReadWriteWeb).
Oxite has some features other blogging software has:
- # RSS feeds
# Anonymous and authenticated commenting along with optional moderation
# Pingbacks, trackbacks
# Gravatar support (global avatars)
# Web Admin Panel
# Supports Open Search format
# Search friendly URLs
# Supports the MetaWebLog API
# Create any number of web pages for any purpose
# Create sub-pages off a main page
Because it is still in alpha version it’s not for begginers but merely for developers who wants to mess with the code. The code is, of course, based on ASP.NET Model View Controller which could limit its spreading (many standard hosts are running Linux and ASP.NET is not running on it, unless a special software comes to help, like The Mono Project – which not many hosting companies are using on production servers).
Microsoft’s Channel 9 on MSDN has an interview with the developers where they describe some of Oxite features (you have to install Silverlight to watch the interview).
Let’s see how and where this goes.