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This is a personal website and doesn't have anything to do with Six Apart nevertheless Chris Alden, the former Six Apart CEO, appreciated my idea when he saw it available online.

Six Apart just released Movable Type v6.0.5.

This version introduces a few more fixing comparing to v6.0.4.

Actually, Six Apart retired v6.0.4 and decided to release v6.0.5 with all the 148 fixes from v6.0.4 as well as a few other important items they discovered.

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The latest improvements cover:

Upgrading


Upgrade did not finish correctly if the installation had the MultiBlog plugin configured with a trigger for "All blogs in this website" for one or more websites. (ticket #112418)

Themes


An error would occur with the AssetThumbnailURL tag during rebuild if the Eiger and Rainier themes were in use. If currently using Eiger or Rainier, make sure to reapply the Eiger or Rainier templates for the fix to take effect. (ticket #112382)

Search


mt-search.cgi was not processing the limit parameter. Along with this bug fix, the mt-search.cgi pagination should now work smoother in general. (ticket #112365)

Templates


The Ignore block tag's contents were erroneously parsed, which could result in build errors if Ignore blocks happened to contain template code that would not be valid outside the Ignore block. (ticket #112393)

Take a look at it from:

Login as:
- username: demo
- password: testthis

Enjoy,
Mihai
On September 8th, 2014, Six Apart launched Movable Type v6.0.4.

Almost five months of ongoing development brought up a huge number of bug fixes and new features.

Before going into further details let me add that this version introduced support with PHP v5.5 and MySQLi connections.

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Here we go with more details about the new release:

New or Improved Features


Movable Type Advanced

  • Movable Type can now retrieve and properly paginate member and group information from an LDAP server using Active Directory when there are more than 1,500 members. (ticket #111294)
  • If user synchronization is configured on an LDAP environment, it is now possible to sync only specific fields. See the LDAPUserSyncAttributes and LDAPGroupSyncAttributes configuration directive documents for more information. (ticket #111295)
  • The Active Directory "Domain Users" group can now be synchronized. (ticket #110622)

Assets

File location will be displayed on the asset editing screen even if the file no longer exists at that location. Previously an "is missing" message was displayed, but that was unhelpful in potentially retrieving the missing file from a backup or elsewhere. (ticket #111794)


Data API

Revision history is now saved when entries are created or updated via the Data API. (ticket #110929)


Additional Template Tags

  • DataAPIScript is a new tag that retrieves Data API script names. (ticket #111815)
  • DataAPIVersion is a new tag that retrieves the Data API's latest version number. (ticket #111815)
  • HasNoParentFolder is a new tag that determines whether or not a parent folder exists. (ticket #110710)
  • HasNoSubfolders is a new tag that determines whether or not subfolders exist. (ticket #110710)

New Plugins Available

The following plugins have been created from code removed from various Movable Type core files and are now required to support mt-view.cgi and mt-add-notify.cgi. They do not come packaged with Movable Type Pro or Movable Type Advanced, and technical support is not available.
  • mt-plugin-mtviewer
  • mt-plugin-notifylist

Additional Modifiers

  • The parent modifier can now be used with the WidgetSet tag. (ticket #111700)
  • The include_private modifier can now be used with the Tags tag. (ticket #111633)
  • The raw modifier, which prevents underscores in theme IDs from being replaced with hyphens, can now be used with BlogThemeID and WebsiteThemeID. (ticket #110304)
  • The ignore_archive_context modifier, used to escape from the current archive context, can now be used with the Assets tag. (ticket #111351)

PHP 5.5 Support

  • PHP 5.5 is now supported. (ticket #110627)
  • Connections with MySQLi are now supported. (ticket #110725)

Updated


Data API

  • Login requests using the DataAPICORSAllowOrigin configuration directive are now possible for published websites or blogs. (ticket #111411)
  • The session will not distinguish between different caller paths originating from the same application. (ticket #110473)

Websites and Blogs

A forward slash (/) will be automatically added to the end of all site URLs that do not have one included. (ticket #112148)


Template Tags

  • If a trim_to modifier has a negative number value, that number of characters will be trimmed from the end of the output. (ticket #111767)
  • The AssetCount tag no longer includes system generated thumbnails in the asset count total. The output of the AssetCount tag now equals the number of assets output by an Assets block. (ticket #80745)

Loupe

The language specified by the DefaultLanguage configuration directive will now also be used on the login screen. (ticket #110443)


For Developers

  • The fourth item called by the MT::Revisable::Local object_from_revision function will be returned as the Revision object. (ticket #111864)
  • It is now possible to assign a subroutine to a Data API resource's updatable_fields condition in the config.yaml file. (ticket #111497)
  • For all objects based on MT::Object, secondary sort is now performed using the primary key. (ticket #110910)

Miscellaneous

Alert messages will appear when values for the following settings are overwritten in the mt-config.cgi file:
  • EmailAddressMain
  • DebugMode
  • PerformanceLogging
  • PerformanceLoggingPath
  • PerformanceLoggingThreshold
  • UserLockoutLimit
  • UserLockoutInterval
  • IPLockoutLimit
  • IPLockoutInterval
  • LockoutIPWhitelist
  • LockoutNotifyTo
  • TrackRevisions
  • DisableNotificationPings
  • OutboundTrackbackLimit
  • OutboundTrackbackDomains
  • AllowPings
  • AllowComments
  • CommenterRegistration
  • DefaultTimezone
  • DefaultUserLanguage
  • DefaultUserTagDelimiter
  • NewUserAutoProvisioning
  • NewUserBlogTheme
  • NewUserDefaultWebsiteId
  • UserPasswordValidation
  • UserPasswordMinLength

The following modules have been added to the list of perl modules checked by mt-check.cgi and the installation wizard (ticket #111408, ticket #111550, ticket #111234):
  • Time::HiRes
  • IO::Socket::SSL
  • Mozilla::CA
  • Crypt::SSLeay
  • XML::SAX::ExpatXS (1.30+)
  • XML::LibXML::SAX (1.70+)
  • XML::SAX::Expat (0.37+)

YAML::Tiny (packaged with Movable Type) has been updated to version 1.62. (ticket #111716)
TinyMCE has been updated to version 3.5.10. (ticket #111547)


Solved Issues


Movable Type Advanced


On environments with LDAP authentication enabled:
  • authentication would fail if the LDAP username included parentheses. (ticket #112170)
  • an installation wizard error would occur if a connection could not be made to the LDAP server. (ticket #112177)
  • it was not possible to progress past the installation wizard's account creation screen. (ticket #112208)
If an LDAPGroupIdAttribute configuration directive contained parentheses and a group sync was attempted, that group would be deleted from Movable Type. (ticket #111647)


Installing and Upgrading

  • Users with certain environments could not complete the installation wizard. (ticket #111489)
  • Movable Type could not be installed successfully on environments using SQLServer and FastCGI. (ticket #110790)
  • When using DBD::Oracle 1.55 or above, certain database tables were updated unnecessarily upon upgrade. (ticket #111758)
  • Some messages were not completely translated. (ticket #112229)

Websites and Blogs

  • Website archive URL input validation was not working correctly. (ticket #111473)
  • On a Windows environment, if the BaseSitePath configuration directive was left undefined, the site path would not reflect the correct value following restoration from backup. (ticket #111480)
  • On environments with specified website paths, the path name for blog site paths would not reflect the correct path following restoration from backup. (ticket #110481)
  • Site URL input validation was not working correctly during new website creation. (ticket #111311)
  • "Vox" was mistakenly displayed as an authentication method. (ticket #111361)
  • The word "blog" was mistakenly used on the website settings screen. (ticket #111279)
  • When using subdomains with blogs, input validation would not work for subdomain values. (ticket #111373)
  • After saving website or blog settings, some sections of the generated log were not being translated. (ticket #111965)
  • After saving blog settings, unnecessary parts of the revision history would appear in the generated log. (ticket #111739)
  • On the entry or webpage creation screen, input validation was not working for entry basename, listing limit and excerpt character limit. (ticket #55672)

Custom Fields

  • After previewing an entry or page that contains image custom fields and then returning to edit the entry or page, the image data became corrupted. (ticket #111714)
  • If the basename for a custom field contained a hyphen, the field would not be included in an entry export file. (ticket #111735)
  • On the configuration screen for page custom fields, if a folder was selected, all other folders with the same basename as the selected folder would also be selected. (ticket #111645)
  • Custom fields specifically related to a category in a saved entry would continue to be displayed even if that category was removed. (ticket #111309)
  • Some sections of the filtering options on the custom field listing screen were not translated. (ticket #111896)

Data API

  • Entry excerpts were not always properly generated and returned. (ticket #112138)
  • Depending on the caller's URL, getTokenData could return an incorrect token. (ticket #111875)
  • When updating an entry, the entry's tags could not be removed. (ticket #111485)
  • An error would occur when the Data API was used to save entries with specified trackback destinations. (ticket #111601)
  • The correct data would not be retrieved during Google Analytics data retrieval. (ticket #111346)

Backup ad Restore

  • If an error message appeared due to a restoration failure, the transition to the login screen was not possible. (ticket #111847)
  • If the OS differed between the backup and restoration locations, path separation character strings would not transition to the restored location. (ticket #111090)
  • Entry scores were not restored correctly. (ticket #111319)

Themes

  • The Eiger theme would fail to load if YAML::Tiny was in use.( ticket #111825)
  • The wording on the system theme listing has been revised. (ticket #111816)
  • ZenBack would not display in preview mode. (ticket #111347)
  • <meta name="description" ...> would be mistakenly displayed if the summary contained an equal or unequal sign.( ticket #111360)
  • The title and description of a community blog or community forum would not be displayed if using dynamic publishing. (ticket #111366)
  • After posting an entry to a community blog or community forum, an error would occur if the "Sign Out" link was clicked. (ticket #111265)
  • An incorrect input validation error message would appear when posting an entry from a community blog or community forum. (ticket #112250)
  • The Rainier theme's translated about page has been revised. (ticket #111840)


  • Templates

    • For website templates modules and widgets, when an entry or page was created or updated, the disable cache option could not be selected. (ticket #112127)
    • The refresh template confirmation message has been revised. (ticket #111817)
    • Old administration screen headers would be displayed in preview mode. (ticket #111742)

    Dynamic Publishing

    • An error message would occur if SHIFT_JIS was selected for PublishCharset. (ticket #111116)
    • The template module cache activation period was not being determined correctly. (ticket #112140)

    Template Tags

    • Results were not being generated when the AuthorUserpicURL tag was used in the Entries block tag. (ticket #111377)
    • If a custom field was in use, the sort_by modifier for the Entries tag had issues sorting and comparing character strings. (ticket #111404)
    • An error would occur if the Calender tag category modifier was left unspecified. (ticket #111851)
    • The ignore_archive_context modifier would not work when used with dynamic publishing. (ticket #111087)
    • The include_with_website modifier could not be used in combination with the Entries/Pages tags. (ticket #112061)
    • If blog_id was specified in the WidgetSet tag, the include template link destination would not be evaluated correctly. (ticket #111700)
    • When the category modifier was used with the Calendar tag, the specified category would not be filtered. (ticket #111945)
    • In a nested If, if the name modifier was omitted and the Else and ElseIf tags were used, the calculated result would be incorrect. (ticket #111805)
    • If the type modifier was used with the IfCategory tag outside of an entry context, the correct error message would not be displayed. (ticket #111793)
    • The trim_to modifier could not have 0 after the plus sign in the value. (ticket #111778)
    • The convert_breaks modifier did not work with the EntryExcerpt tag. (ticket #111709)
    • Even after a vote was deleted, IfEntryRecommended would continue generating results as if the vote were not deleted. (ticket #111297)
    • If the regex_replace modifier was used on a character string containing the @ character, it would not work correctly. (ticket #111688)
    • The regex_replace modifier would not work correctly when used with the < and > characters. (ticket #111691)
    • The role modifier would not work correctly for certain role names when used with the Author tag. (ticket #111534)
    • Results generated by CustomFieldHTML could differ for static and dynamic publishing. (ticket #111451)
    • When determining whether to execute code in an Unless tag for an array variable, an error could occur if dynamic publishing was in use. (ticket #111460)
    • Japanese would become garbled if the nofollowfy modifier was set. (ticket #111350)
    • If Assets was used with a date based archive, the date filters currently being processed would be mistakenly used. (ticket #111351)
    • When filtering by custom field within the Entries tag, an error would occur if the offset value was higher than the limit. (ticket #111398)
    • If a value including a character other than a number was used with the AssetThumbnailURL width and height modifiers, a thumbnail would not be generated. (ticket #109425)

    Entries and Pages

    • If the host or domain differed between the admin screen and the published site, the URL link to the editing screen for inserted items would be displayed incorrectly. (ticket #111996)
    • If the body text and read more were replaced, the text area height would also be changed. (ticket #111751)
    • The English translation for the search box label was revised. (ticket #111640)
    • The tag auto-complete function was erroneously detecting symbol input. (ticket #111441)
    • When an existing entry was saved, depending on the archive mapping, the entry's permalink would reflect the older value. (ticket #111456)
    • When using the rich text editor with Internet Explorer 11, The "Edit HTML source" button would not work. (ticket #111547)
    • When returning to the editing screen from preview mode, the "Entry item" widget display would break. (ticket #111587)
    • When using Safari or Chrome, the HTML would break if an image inserted in the rich text editor was selected and then swapped with a different image. (ticket #111917)
    • After a tag was added to a selected entry or web page from the listing, the "update date" information would not update. (ticket #80072)
    • When using the publish queue, even after an entry status was set to "unpublish", the published file would not be deleted. (ticket #111248)

    Loupe

    If a published entry was unpublished, the entry information would not be displayed in the top access stats. (ticket #110904)


    Server Syncing

    • Syncing was not working consistently. (ticket #111253)
    • If FTP connection information (login user name, password, etc.) included symbols, syncing would not work properly. (ticket #111877, ticket #111326)
    • If SSL use was edited to either enabled or disabled, the save button became unusable. (ticket #111328)
    • If a scheduled task was scheduled and set to ignore a website or blog's offset, the task would not be processed at the specified time. (ticket #111344)

    Assets

    • When uploading an asset, if the upload destination folder name beginning with a path delimiter (either / or \) was entered, the internal file reference destination would be given an invalid value. (ticket #111668)
    • If an asset upload was canceled, the asset record and the uploaded file could remain. (ticket #80850)
    • If an asset's cache directory could not be created, the thumbnail's file path would be displayed incorrectly. (ticket #82495)

    Comments and Trackbacks

    • CAPTCHA would be displayed even if a commenter was signed in. (ticket #110897)
    • The CommentCustomFields tag was added to the comment details template. (ticket #110922)

    Smartphone Option

    • Styles would break when viewed on iOS 7. (ticket #111439)
    • A JavaScript error would occur when body text was entered on a smartphone. (ticket #111474)

    For Developers

    • If two of the same filename were passed to the MT::FileMgr->rename, the specified file would be deleted. (ticket #111881)
    • When using dynamic publishing, if multiple values were specified for UserPasswordValidation, only the first value would be retrieved. (ticket #111823)
    • The $count (search result number limit) passed to the callback from MT::App:Search would not use the limit count parameter. (ticket #110758)
    • The MT::CMS::Common::is_disabled_mode, cms_object_scope_filter.blog, cms_view_permission_filter.blog, and cms_edit.blog callbacks would not be called when the "Registration/Authentication" settings screen was opened. (ticket #110977)
    • The MT::CMS::Common::is_disabled_mode, cms_object_scope_filter.blog, cms_view_permission_filter.blog, and cms_edit.blog callbacks would not be called when the "Community" settings screen was opened. (ticket #110978)
    • An error would occur when the MTDatabase class (PHP) MTDatabase tags_entry_count variables were called. (ticket #111654)
    • The set_notification_dashboard callback would be called multiple times. (ticket #111445)
    • When the set_notification_dashboard callback called XHR, nothing would happen. (ticket #111283)
    • In the Listing Framework, if either the author_id or created_by columns were left blank, an undefined user name would be displayed. (ticket #111382)

    Miscellaneous

    • The search results listing column was not being displayed correctly. (ticket #111792)
    • User images could not be changed in some situations. (ticket #111785)
    • When operating under a PSGI environment, the execution environment was mistakenly displayed as CGI in the system information. (ticket #111741)
    • The Community Pack would not load if YAML::Tiny was in use. (ticket #111733)
    • If using IO::Socket::INET6 version 2.57 or earlier, an error would occur when connecting to Google Analytics. (ticket #111396)
    • In Internet Explorer, it was not possible to scroll in image pop up windows linked to items embedded in entries. (ticket #81259)
    • An error would occur when setting classification filters for the system log. (ticket #111619)
    • System information was not being displayed in the language specified by the user. (ticket #111484)
    • On the pages search result listing, the creation date was being listed in the last modified line. (ticket #111603)
    • If a scheduled publish and scheduled unpublish occurred at the same time, the published entry would not appear in the archive. (ticket #111612)
    • Styles would break in preview mode. (ticket #110746)
    • The listing style would break if viewed in Internet Explorer 11. (ticket #111050)
    • When Imager was used as the ImageDriver, an error would not occur when libjpeg could not be found. (ticket #105860)
    • An error would occur if attempting to access mt-cp.cgi without a parameter. (ticket #111298)
    • An error would occur if the user changed his language settings. (ticket #111335)
    • Automatic redirect to mt-wizard.cgi was not occurring on FastCGI environments. (ticket #111278)
    • A spelling error in HidePerformanceLoggingSettings was corrected. (ticket #111563)
    • If run-periodic-tasks was executed with Perl 5.8.x, an invalid regular expression error would occur. (ticket #111773)
    • If syncing failed on the group listing, an error would occur if the link to the log listing included in the sync fail error message was clicked. (ticket #112210)

    Knows Issues

    • The regex_replace modifier does not work correctly if the target character string contains double quotations. (ticket #111870)
    • There are several known issues and restrictions with Movable Type 6. For more information, please see Movable Type 6 Installation Notes.

    My recommendation to you is to upgrade your installation to this version and enjoy all these improvements, even if you are running v6.0.3.
    If you're running an older version upgrading is a must because the previous version (v6.0.3) introduced a fix for a security issue present on previous versions of movable type v5.x and v6.x

    Go ahead and play with movable type v6.0.4 from:

    Login as:
    - username: demo
    - password: testthis

    Enjoy,
    Mihai
    On April 9th, 2014, Six Apart launched Movable Type v6.0.3.

    This release include a number of bug fixes, a new configuration directive and a security fix.

    The newly introduced directive is called 'DBBlobMaxLen' and it would allow you to set the database driver buffer size. You could increase this setting beyond 512KB using this directive, but pay attention because this would raise your server CPU usage.

    As for the bug fixes, you should know that the following areas have been improved:

    Dashboard

    A problem with data not being displayed properly on the Site Stats widget graph has been fixed.

    Entries and pages

    A problem that occurred when having the 'PreviewInNewWindow' configuration directive enabled has been fixed. The problem was that entry or page preview temporary files weren't automatically deleted with this directive was enabled.

    Miscellaneous

    A problem that occurred when having the 'RPTProcessCap' directive enabled has been fixed. Sometimes the number of run-periodic-tasks processes that can run simultaneously on the server was not respected.

    Finally, the error "Cannot find column 'blogs' for class 'MT::Blog'" that was occurring under certain situations upon browsing to the Dashboard page has been corrected.

    Since a security fix is involved it is recommended that you upgrade your installation ASAP. If you need any help, I'm available.

    You could evaluate movable type v6.0.3 from:

    Login as:
    - username: demo
    - password: testthis

    Movable Type v6.0.2

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    In January the 15th, 2014, Six Apart launched Movable Type v6.0.2 and with this occasion it made available also the Enterprise edition, called Movable Type Advanced (v6.0.2).

    This version includes a series of improvements, from compatibility with Internet Explorer 11, to support for Microsoft IIS FastCGI, a new modifier for previous and next entries and pages which to allow one to filter these items by author, category or folder and more.

    Go ahead and evaluate movable type v6.0.2 at:

    Login as:
    - username: demo
    - password: testthis

    v6.0.2-user-dashboard-thumb.jpg

    Happy Blogging!

    Enjoy,
    Mihai
    In November the 15th, 2013, Six Apart released a mandatory security update for movable type v5x and v6x.

    The security issue that was identified and fixed is related to the Rich Text Editor present in movable type v5 and v6 which was susceptible to cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

    A remote attacker could have injected JavaScript into a page or an entry from within a movable type blog or parent website.

    Furthermore, that JavaScript coding could have been executed on the client browser when that page or entry would have been displayed in the Rich Text Editor.

    It is strongly recommended that all installations running movable type v5.x or v6.x are upgraded to the latest release. If you need another pair of hands for upgrading your movable type installation I'm available.
    Six Apart continues to surprise us in a positive manner with the first beta of movable type 6.

    v6.0-login-page.jpg

    Go ahead and check it from:

    They are also changing the licensing model which generated debates on the web.

    Today an initial clarification was made to some points raised by reputable and long term community members, such as the former product manager Byrne Reese.

    Starting with movable type 6 Six Apart would drop the 'open source' version, but many of the professional and advanced package functions would be available under an MIT license.

    This new version was released today and it addresses a number of 3 bugs that were occurring on v5.2.6.


    The fixed bugs are:

    1. Smartphone Option typos
    2. If the user tried to invalidate the MTIgnore's block tag's opening closing tag, an error would occur
    3. Tags created for custom fields could not be used with blog entry archive mapping

    upgrade movable type


    Evaluate this demo installation at:

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/pro/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi (professional)

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/os/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi (open source)

    using these credentials:

    - username: demo

    - password: testthis


    Enjoy,
    Mihai

    Six Apart KK just announced the release of movable type v5.2.6.

    What's very nice about this new release, apart from the many bug fixes it solves, is that it introduces a few new functions.

    One of these functions is a new theme called 'Eiger' which is a responsive web design one and which through CSS Media Query supports multiple devices and allows you to very easily customize components like logos, header, banners, navigation.

    Go ahead and test it from:

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/sites/professional-website/eiger/

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/pro/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi?__mode=dashboard&blog_id=34

    Another really juicy function is what they call the 'SmartPhone Option'. Available only in movable type professional or advanced, this function would make your movable type admin suit very well your mobile device. It is basically a backend theme optimized for mobile devices.

    For more details about what this version introduces, check out:

    http://www.movabletype.org/2013/06/release_of_movable_type_526.html

    To check the demo installations, login either to:

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/pro/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi (professional)

    http://www.movabletypedemo.org/v5x/os/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi (open source)

    with the following credentials:

    - username: demo

    - password: testthis

    Enjoy testing movable type!

    P.S.

    Remember that I'm available for any movable type services you may need, such as say: installation, upgrade, theme creation, customization, web site development.

    Thanks,
    Mihai

    Dear Friends,

    Six Apart identified a security issue on movable type v4.2x and v4.3x installations.

    The problem is that through the "mt-upgrade.cgi" script OS command injection or SQL injection could be performed and these actions might open a vulnerability.

    This vulnerability affects all versions, namely: open source, professional and enterprise.

    You could address this issue by implementing the patch from:

    Or by either deleting the "mt-upgrade.cgi" script or by setting its file permission to 000.

    I would strongly recommend you to implement this patch or follow the other 2 actions I've mentioned above ASAP.

    If you need help on implementing this patch or on upgrading movable type to v5.2.2 I'm available.

    Kind Regards,
    Mihai Bocsaru
    Dear Community,

    Today Six Apart made available movable type v5.2.2. This new release follows the new numbering policy (hence the "5.2.2" version number).

    This new release contains an important number of new features and bug fixes.


    You could test movable type v5.2.2 absolutely free from:

    1) Professional

    2) Open Source


    Let me list here for you some of the latest improvements:

    New Features


    1) Boilerplate

    The Boilerplate Text function is now available. Boilerplate Text lets users register often repeated text, such as for event announcements, which can then be recalled and inserted in blog entries.
    More details about "Boilerplate" are available here:

    2) New Theme: "Rainier"

    The "Rainier" blog theme has been added. "Rainier" is a multi-device compatible theme based on Media Queries (CSS). "Rainier" offers header banner and navigation customization options.
    More details about the "Rainier" new theme are available here:

    3) Movable Type Advanced

    Movable Type Advanced 5.2, the latest version of MTA, offers full support for Windows Azure.
    Dynamic publishing is now possible even when operating with UTF-8 on the MS SQL Server. 

    4) Other Features

    [82725] When using run-periodic-tasks to execute specified date publishing, the processing date is logged
    [104672] The dynamic publishing template tag modifiers can pass over 3 arguments.
    [108564] MT Tags can be used in in the config.yaml file.of riich text editor expansion plug-in


    Bug Fixes


    The list of bugs that have been addressed in this release is very and I'm proud to be among the ones that reported such bugs. One of the bugs I've reported has been fixed in this release.

    Here we go with a summary of the bugs:
    • [104094] After changing the destination folder for published web page data, an old web page data still remains in the the old folder.
    • [104665] The "maximum open cursors" occurs when using Oracle.
    • [106224] An error will occur if the MT generated .htaccess file includes "SymLinksIfOwnerMatch", as multi-server hosting is not supported.
    • [106534] Creation and deletion of the category archive page is not executed in appropriate timing.
    • [107118] If Japanese is used with LDAPAuthURL, a user search will not work
    • [108797], [108797] An error occurs on the user profile screen when building a community blog on Oracle or MS SQL Server.
    • [107961] In Oracle and SQL Server, an error occurs when trying to destroy old session information.
    • [107963], [107994] Request to enable use of custom field tags with archive mapping.
    • [108513] If a thumbnail already exists for an image and MTAssetThumbnailURL is set to square="1", the image appearance is not updated, even after rebuilding.
    • [108570] Request for the addition of an e-mail validation process when resetting a password.
    • [108631], [108862] When user edit comments data from the search/replace screen, the keyword search option disappears from the input field.
    • [108654] When there is a sub-domain input error, the error is displayed as originating from a different location.
    • [108661] app.saveHTML() returns information currently displayed in the rich text editor.
    • [108667] Please add the ecape=html value to the mt:CommentParentID tag, available for use in professional website and professional blog templates.
    • [108718] The dynamic publishing MTWidgetSet tag ignores the blog_id setting.
    • [108728] After upgrading from MT 3.38 to MT 5.2, users with the "send notification" option enabled will not be able to create new blog entries.
    • [108730] When restoring MT from a back up file, multiple copies of the profile image will be restored as well.
    • [108733] When operating in an environment running memcached, the template module cache will not be cleared at the specified time.
    • [108734] The template cache will not be cleared after a new category is created.
    • [108748] Incorrect HTML is generated from unlabeled item custom fields.
    • [108799] When executing bulk user updates with CSV, even though the same user name is specified in the new user name input field, an error occurs.
    • [108802] When Config Directive "SingleCommunity" is set to 0, the member's list in the Movable Type authenticated users folder will be displayed incorrectly
    • [108803] When Config Directive "SingleCommunity" is set to 0, users with third party authentications, such as OpenID, will not be able to be removed from a blog.
    • [108804] Although website administrative privileges are granted to a user group, users do not have access to blogs linked to those websites.
    • [108805] When restoring from back up data, group member data is not restored.
    • [108815] Code generated from custom fields with multiple lines of text will not be converted correctly
    • [108824] When specifying a publishing path with BaseSitePath through Windows, an error will occur if case sensitivity is not specified.
    • [108841] When using dynamic publishing, upper and lower case characters used in tag attributes are treated as completely different characters.
    • [108845] If IncludeBlogs is set to "all", an error will occur in the blog search.
    • [108846] An error will occur if IncludeBlogs or blog_id is not specified in the search form template.
    • [108856] The error message for the Facebook commenter's plug-in should be revised
    • [108858] StyleCatcher display breaks in the Apache+Starman environment.
    • [108866] When using dynamic publishing, an error occurs when half-width alphanumeric characters are used to write folder or category names.
    • [108872] MTArchiveTitle is output differently depending on whether dynamic or static publishing is used.
    • [108876] Category and folder selection cannot be saved on FireFox16.
    • [108877] An automated message should be displayed when a commenter's identity cannot be authenticated.
    • [108891] Blog entries marked as "NO ENTRY" cannot be imported.
    • [108901] Templates using the alt-tmpl directory, included with theme files, do not function correctly
    • [108909] When ignoring the revision history, the latest blog entry author is displayed as the user who is currently logged in.
    • [108920] MT doesn't hold Compose Settings when change the field basename
    • [108924] Individual archive pages are not displayed when using dynamic publishing.
    • [108946] Comment pagination does not work when running MT through PSGI.
    • [108947] When using dynamic publishing, an error will occur if someone tries to view a website that does not have a blog.
    • [108948] When using dynamic publishing with PHP5.4, the "Sign In" characters will not be displayed.
    • [108953] When TAB data is inserted in the comment data, comment pagination will not work correctly.
    • [108958] System privileges cannot be changed
    • [108959] A template error will occur if "(" is set in a category modifier with MTEntries tags.
    • [108967] The {{theme_static}} setting cannot be used in the StyleCatcher repository.
    • [108982] After re-applying a theme, the theme thumbnail will not update.
    • [108989] The MTMultiBlog tag does not work correctly in the blog entry list archive.
    • [108999] Assets may not be correctly retrieved when importing data from WordPress.
    • [109003] If a blog entry with an index template that is using the MTEntryCustomFields tag is saved and rebuilt, the value for all custom fields will be reset to the default value.
    • [109004] Blog restoration can not be completed if a website does not exist.
    • [109009] When specifying the BaseSitePath, case sensitivity is automatically turned on in Website Path field.
    • [109022] When importing an exported blog entry that includes a blank custom field, a half-width character space is arbitrarily inserted as the value for the empty custom field.
    • [109023] The user date archive (by year, month, week or day) is not displayed when using dynamic publishing.
    • [109024] search_apis cannot be added through plugins.
    • [109026] When using the external environment SMTP server, if an e-mail is sent to multiple recipients, the e-mail header will look strange.
    • [109032] If a folder with sub-folders is deleted, the user will not be able to save changes.
    • [109036] When executing bulk user updates with CSV, multi-byte e-mail addresses can be saved without error.
    • [109038] When executing bulk user updates with CSV, a user name with over 85 full width characters can be saved without error.
    • [109039] When executing bulk user updates with CSV, a user name with over 255 half width characters can be saved without error.
    • [109055] When executing bulk user updates with CSV, even if a blog theme has not been saved, an error will not occur.
    • [109097] Files that already exist cannot be renamed when using a Windows operating environment.
    • [109105] When importing WordPress data, neither categories nor tags can be imported.
    • [109112] The mteval modifier will work even if a value other than 1 is used.
    • [109133] The numify modifier will cause output discrepancies between static and dynamic publishing.
    • [109134] When the sanitize modifier is set to 0, an error will occur if dynamic publishing is used.
    • [109149] When the environmental variable UserSessionCookieDomain is not set, the value for the domain of the cookie will not be generated correctly.
    • [109156] An error will occur if an embedded custom field value is saved.

    If you want to read the entire release note, check out:

    Happy testing!

    Kind Regards,
    Mihai Bocsaru

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