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Introducing Movable Type 5.1



New features in Movable Type 5.1 and the future plan.

New features in Movable Type 5.1 and the future plan.



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  • An excellent movable type development crew!
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  • Movable Type v4.x was a big step forward and since then there wasn't any other version to come with so many improvements and new features as this release you've just launched.

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Introducing Movable Type 5.1 Introducing Movable Type 5.1 Presentation Transcript

  • Introducing version 5.1 and the future plan
  • Currently under development 5.1
  • The first beta will start on February 15th.
  • The goal
  • A successful website hasThousands of entriesand comments Hundreds of users and categoriesDozens of blogs
  • You need a solution toScale up your website withless effort andwith minimum resources
  • what’s new ?
  • The Listing FrameworkSort Categories ( Folders ) Multi blog improvementsIE8, Webkit ready
  • Drag & Drop to sortCategories and Folders
  • New in 5.1Drag & drop categories (folders)
  • Use “sort_by” attribute in MT tags• Sorted categories will be displayed by • mt:TopLevelCategories • mt:SubCategories • mt:CategoryNext • mt:CategoryPrevious New in 5.1 with sort_by=”user_custom”
  • Customize “Edit Entry” screen
  • New in 5.0 Display custom fields whenspecific categories are selected
  • New in 5.1Drag & drop to change the order of input fields ( including custom fields)
  • The Listing Framework
  • Before...Display Options in MT4.x and 5.0
  • New in 5.1Display almost any data with 5.1ID, number of comments, users, modified date, etc...
  • New in 5.1Before...
  • New in 5.1Display code hint for Custom Fields in the list
  • New in 5.1Click column to sort the list e.g. Sort entries by number of comments
  • New in 5.1Faster Ajax loading
  • New in 5.1“Select all” from multiple pages
  • Custom Filters
  • Before...Filters in MT4.x and 5.0
  • New in 5.1Filter by almost any column
  • New in 5.1 Join multiple filterse.g. Display entries with comments & updates within a week
  • Sort after filtering
  • Save as custom filters
  • New listing screens are available for• Entries, Pages• Comments, Trackbacks• Websites, blogs• Users, Permissions At almost any listing screen.
  • The Listing Framework for developers
  • Custom ObjectCreate a custom object by plugin
  • New in 5.1Define the custom list with config.yaml
  • Display options, filters and sort are automatically available with the custom object
  • Associate the custom object to entries
  • Display the custom object in a entry listing screen
  • Manage all contentsat the system level
  • MT5.0x Back in 5.1 MT5.1
  • Back in 5.1Manage comments for all blogs
  • Designing a portal with MTML Data mt:Entries Variable mt:SetVar Conditional mt:If, mt:Loop No executable code <?php $result = mysql_query(); ?>MTML is the powerful and secure template language
  • <mt:Entriesinclude_blogs=”children”> MT 5.0 website Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3
  • <mt:Entries include_blogs=”children” exclude_blogs=”2”> New in 5.1 website Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3
  • <mt:Entries include_blogs=”children”exclude_blogs=”2” category=”news”> website Blog 1 Blog 2 Blog 3
  • Secure permission/privilege control Designer AdminAuthor Author Author
  • Sharing template modules in a website New in 5.1<$mt:Include module="X" parent="1"$>e.g. Include the same header navigation module from children blogs
  • New in 5.1Better view of template structure
  • Back in 5.1Template editor syntax highlight On/Off
  • Supporting modern browsers Internet Explorer 8 Safari latest Firefox latest Chrome should work fine although it is not officially supported
  • MT is written inHTML5 + CSS3 + jQuery
  • All ImplementedCurrently under the testing phase
  • You can get the bleeding edge version of the code from GitHub !
  • % git clone cd movabletype% make me
  • Also nightly buildsare available at
  • The 5.1 Beta will start on February 15th. to be completed in 3 months
  • FutureRoadmap
  • Movable Type 5.2 The requirement phase will start from March 2011 Your feedback is always welcomed at • FogBugz : • Forum : • ML :
  • Current scope (TBD)
  • New default themes <html> 5 CSS 3
  • Spin off themes to GitHubAnybody can fork them to create their own theme
  • Better deployment for solution developers
  • End