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.
I am not a big fan of the version number included in the new buttons as they will quickly be outdated as users upgrade to 3.2x.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.