February 2020 Archives

On February the 6th, Six Apart launched Movable Type v7.2.0 known also as r.4605.

This release includes two security fixes, as well as many other new, improved and updated functions and resolved issues.

Upgrading to Movable Type v7.2 (r.4605)

NEW AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONS

  • Log the enabling / disabling of a plugin.
  • Add some L10N phases for European languages.
  • Add heights to multiple-line text custom fields.
  • Log failure of sign-in.
  • Add SVG to ThemeStaticFileExtensions as a default value.
  • Improve performance of mt-feed.cgi
  • Enable inserting div elements into an A element in WYSIWYG.

UPDATED FUNCTIONS

  • Data API is disabled at new installation and creating a new website and blog. No change for the current settings.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • No size set for the Assets which is not supported by MT when importing from WordPress.
  • Remove the template of Technorati Search.
  • The initial value is set to 85 for JPEG image quality.
  • doctype of some themes is changed from XHTML4 to HTML5.
  • Change the titles of image blocks.
  • Change the label of the "text decoration" button in Japanese.

RESOLVED ISSUES

SECURITY FIX AND IMPROVEMENT

  • [XSS] Fix not to execute scripts in block editor.
  • [XSS] Fix not to execute scripts in WYSIWYG editor.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Fix not to set the format of multiple-line text in ContentType to "None".
  • Fix integration with Category/Folder in CustomFields.
  • Fix to suppress warn 'redefined' in WXRImporter with XML::SAX modules other than XML::SAX::PurePerl.
  • Fix ParserDetails.ini.
  • Fix not to slow Data API with a huge version value.
  • Fix to show options at import WXR.
  • Fix not to remove some category archive files when there are some ContentTypes including a category field.
  • Fix CSS for category name of ContentField.
  • Fix not to show an error at sign-out in Rainier theme.
  • Fix title of SVG of category in a entry.
  • Fix L10N Error in the Mont-Blanc theme.
  • Fix our company name in some themes
  • Fix error in mt-check.cgi occurring without HTML::Entities.
  • Fix to parse Markdown correctly.
  • Fix the HTML of the Primary Menu in Mobile.
  • Fix not to react to pressing "Enter" in IE11.
  • Fix not to show warning in rebuild-pages
  • Fix to update entrymodifiedon at editing statuses in list view.
  • Fix to show the status correctly at Import Sites.
  • Fix the log text of updatecontentdata_status.
  • Fix to use SSL configuration parameters when "SSLVerifyNone 1".
  • Fix to use SSL configuration parameters in SMTP when "SSLVerifyNone 1" or "SMTPSSLVerifyNone 1".
  • Fix not to send an empty email when EmailAddressMain is not set
  • Fix "\U" and "\L" to work in regex_replace attribute.
  • Fix to control whether Page is published or not via page endpoint of Data API.
  • Fix to suppress warn 'used only once: possible typo.'
  • Fix the format of blockquote in editor.
  • Fix the message when XML::Parser is not installed.


Please play with it at:
https://www.movabletypedemo.org/v7x/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi

Using:
- username: demo
- password: testthis

Enjoy!

Six Apart did an excellent job with v6.5.x and just launched v6.5.3, a product that introduces many improvements as well as a security fix.

Upgrading to Movable Type v6.5.3

NEW AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONS

  • Log the enabling / disabling of a plugin.
  • Add some L10N phases for European languages.
  • Add heights to multiple-line text custom fields.
  • Log failure of sign-in.
  • Add SVG to ThemeStaticFileExtensions as a default value.
  • Improve performance of mt-feed.cgi

UPDATED FUNCTIONS

  • Data API is disabled at new installation and creating a new website and blog. No change for the current settings.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • No size set for the Assets which is not supported by MT when importing from WordPress.
  • Remove the template of Technorati Search.
  • The initial value is set to 85 for JPEG image quality.
  • Fix links to search.cpan.org.

RESOLVED ISSUES

SECURITY FIX AND IMPROVEMENT

  • [XSS] Fix not to execute scripts in WYSIWYG editor.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Fix not to set the format of multiple-line text in ContentType to "None".
  • Fix to suppress warn 'redefined' in WXRImporter with XML::SAX modules other than XML::SAX::PurePerl.
  • Fix not to slow Data API with a huge version value.
  • Fix not to show an error at sign-out in Rainier theme.
  • Fix our company name in some themes
  • Fix to parse Markdown correctly.
  • Fix not to react to pressing "Enter" in IE11.
  • Fix to update entrymodifiedon at editing statuses in list view.
  • Fix to use SSL configuration parameters when "SSLVerifyNone 1".
  • Fix to use SSL configuration parameters in SMTP when "SSLVerifyNone 1" or "SMTPSSLVerifyNone 1".
  • Fix not to send an empty email when EmailAddressMain is not set
  • Fix to control whether Page is published or not via page endpoint of Data API.
  • Fix to suppress warn 'used only once: possible typo.'
  • Fix the format of blockquote in editor.
  • Fix the message when XML::Parser is not installed.
  • Fix not to register comments with invalid external authenticators.
  • Fix error at loading non-existed modifiers.
  • Fix to suppress warn at DebugMode 1
  • Fix to update MTReleaseNumber correctly.


Please give it a try at:
https://www.movabletypedemo.org/v6.5x/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi

Using:
- username: demo
- password: testthis

Enjoy!

While v6.3.x is about to reach its end of life period on May 16th, 2020 and be replaced by v6.5.x or v7.2.x, Six Apart decided to offer us a few more fixes.

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NEW AND IMPROVED FUNCTIONS

  • Add some L10N phases for European languages.

UPDATED FUNCTIONS

  • Data API is disabled at new installation and creating a new website and blog. No change for the current settings.

RESOLVED ISSUES

  • Fix not to show an error at sign-out in Rainier theme.
  • Fix not to register comments with invalid external authenticators.


Try it out at:

https://www.movabletypedemo.org/v6x/cgi-bin/mt/mt.cgi


Using:

- username: demo

- password: testthis

Enjoy!

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