Movable Type 3.2 is here

Powered by Movable Type 3.2

Six Apart released the final version of Movable Type 3.2 today, almost a full year after the release of 3.1 on August 31, 2004.

New feature highlights:

  • A detailed user manual.
  • New templates allow default markup compatibility across all Six Apart properties.
  • Trusted commentors, junk folders, and simpler individual archive templates help authors fight spam while jumping through less setup hoops.
  • SpamLookup is a bundled plugin.
  • Reworked administrative interface including color icons and list actions.
  • Bundled with an OpenID server as an extra feature.
  • Atom 1.0 template is included while the RSS 1.0 template has been removed.
  • Separate configurable password for use with remote XML-RPC and Atom publication format clients.
  • Default templates are now available as referenced files inside of your local install.

You can browse the full changelog to find your own favorite features.

Six Apart lowered the price of a personal license to $40: a $30 discount. ProNet still provides a free commercial license to all members, a $200 value.

I am not a big fan of the version number included in the new buttons as they will quickly be outdated as users upgrade to 3.2x. I like my text version of “Powered by Movable Type” driven by a Perl variable in the code.


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Commentary on "Movable Type 3.2 is here":

  1. Anil Dash on wrote:

    “they will quickly be outdated as users upgrade to 3.2x”

    Aw, c’mon… we did the extensive open beta so we don’t have to do a .01 release! Obviously, we can’t promise 100% we won’t need one, but I think it’s *much* less likely to be necessary.

  2. Niall Kennedy on wrote:

    I agree Anil, the team did do a good job at working out bugs to avoid a quick .01 that has been common with Movable Type releases in the past.

    Yet there will most likely be releases in between 3.2 and 3.3 or whatever the Movable Type team chooses as its next version. I like to have distinction between a user of MT 3.1 and MT 3.17 so I prefer the text over the button.