Movable Type v5.2 | A huge step forward!

Dear Community,

I'm very excited to see that Six Apart launched today Movable Type v5.2.

This release is a huge step forward from what you knew so far about movable type.

Apart from the many bug fixes introduced since v5.14, this release comes with a number of very useful new features.

The most important feature for me, my customers and the whole community is the fact that at my request Six Apart implemented an awesome feature on their new Rich Text Editor which automatically erases the garbage HTML formatting that was added so far to movable type when copy-and-pasting content from Ms Word.

Another feature that other folks, including me, insisted for is the ability to create tables, which is available as a stand along plugin for the new Rich Text Editor.

 This plugin could be found at:

Let me now list for you the another features that Six Apart mentioned on this new version announcement.

  1. Corresponding nginx+PSGI

    Movable Type 5.2 can now be used under the nginx+PSGI environment. This allows us to provide support over a variety of server environments, such as cloud computing virtual servers, CMS servers and content servers.

  2. New Rich Text Editor

    The new rich text editor is implemented based on TinyMCE; easy to use, easy to edit.

  3. Sitepath restriction

    Sitepath restriction is now available. This feature is most effective for medium to large websites.

  4. SMTP Authentication

    In Movable Type 5.2, email notifications can now be sent using authenticated SMTP.

  5. Improved performance of custom fields; faster rebuilding times

    The performance of custom fields have been improved, and as a result, blog entries which have custom field's data can be rebuilt much faster than before.Along with these changes, general rebuilding rate for blog entries are now faster by 120%.

I'm glad to have contributed with feedback, perseverance and bug reports to the following features:

  1. the automatic cleanup of MS Word HTML garbage after copying and pasting content from Ms Word;
  2. the sitepath restriction;
  3. custom fields improvements.

As always, you could evaluate movable type v5.2 on the very first day it was released by going to:

Login with:
- username: demo
- password: testthis

You could find out a lot more information on Movable Type 5.2 checking out the links below.

Checking out the above resources you could discover also a bunch of new configuration directives.

Happy testing,
Mihai Bocsaru

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