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I am not a big fan of the version number included in the new buttons as they will quickly be outdated as users upgrade to 3.2x.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