v5.2 beta 4 available for review

Dear Community,


It's a pleasure for me to announce that today Six Apart made available the 4th beta of movable type v5.2. This version contains a bunch of bug fixes.

Among them I would mention:

  • Can not resize correctly when the format is "None" with IE
  • Can not preserve editor height when the format is none
  • Wrong order of the field on Edit Entry / Page Screen
  • cms_pre_save.asset callback won't be called when items are uploaded
  • Site path is set to blog path during upgrade from MT4.37 to MT5.2b2
  • encode_xml doesn't handle some numeric character references correctly
  • An error occurs when importing the data via WXRImporter
  • Preferred archive type setting is broken when removing a template map which is marked as preferred archive type
  • On listing screen, user can save filters in spite of it has wrong condtion
  • Commnters disappear when an administrator unban banned them
  • Config directive "SerchExcerptWords" doesn't work correctly
  • An error occurs when there are unsupported image files on item dialogue
  • With IE8, pubutton images on rich text editor will not back to oridnary status
  • User filter will not be recovered correctly when blog's backup data is restored
  • Daily archive will be rebuilt when webpages are saved
  • cms_pre_save.asset will not be called when item files are uploaded
  • With IE8, after pushing item isert button and cancel it, user cannot enter characters on rich text editor's screen
  • Sytem information will not be displayd under the FastCGI environment
  • Cannot clone blogs from system dashboard


Details on how to expand the Movable Type new Rich Text Editor are available here:



The table feature that I've been advocating for and that some other community members requested is now available and shipped as a plugin from:



Are you curious to give this beta a ride? Go ahead and test it from:




Login with:

 - username: demo

 - password: testthis


More details are available here:



Many thanks,
Mihai Bocsaru

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