Want to contribute to Essential Blogging, the O'Reilly book that Ben and I co-authored along with Cory Doctorow, Rael Dornfest, Shelly Powers and Scott Johnson?
Rael has issued a call for submissions from webloggers who have pearls of wisdom and anecdotes to share with the weblogging community.
Not up to writing? Well, Essential Blogging is holding a public review where you, the readers, can constructively comment on the book's content. Read more about the public review on the O'Reilly weblog of our editor, Nat Torkington.
For those using the default template style (Georgia Blue) included with Movable Type, you might be interested to know that we do provide Other Styles that can be easily swapped in to replace the default style.
And as you may already know, we are writing two chapters on Movable Type for an O'Reilly book, probably called either Weblogging Essentials or Practical Blogging. Look for it in September.
Version 2.11 of Movable Type is now out. It is essentially the same as 2.1, but with two bug fixes (one affecting comment previews, and the other affecting the <$MTArchiveCount$> tag). If you have already upgraded to 2.1, and are experiencing either of these bugs, you should upgrade to 2.11 (see instructions below).
To use this new release, follow the instructions below that apply to you:
- If you are a new user, simply download the full distribution as normal; you will be downloading version 2.11 automatically.
- If you are a user of any of versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.31, 1.4, or 2.0, simply download the regular upgrade distribution, which will upgrade your Movable Type system to version 2.11.
- If you have already upgraded to 2.1, or if you installed the full release of 2.1, you do not need to download either of the distributions. Simply download this file, then upload it to your webserver in ASCII mode, replacing the file lib/MT/Template/Context.pm.
Movable Type version 2.1 is now available to download.
Primarly a maintenance release, 2.1 also includes these features:
- The export mechanism now exports your Post Status, Allow Comments, and Convert Breaks values for each entry, and the import mechanism will import them. This means that when you use export-import to transfer data, this metadata will not get lost in the transfer.
- Added the ability to rebuild one index template at a time. (More information)
- Big rebuilding speedup if you use the <$MTEntryCategory$> tag.
- Added Google API hook for search and similar search in <MTGoogleSearch>. (More information)
- Now supports three metaWeblog methods: newPost, editPost, and getPost. (More information)
For a full list of changes, take a look at the changelog.