Movable Type Kicks Out Last Beta for Version 5Our friends at Six Apart are right on time with the new Movable Type (news, site) release. The fourth and last beta before the first of two scheduled version 5 candidates was kicked out earlier this week, and follows what MT developer Beau Smith called a "very fresh and new" beta 3

Here are the major changes in the newest version:

  • “Professional Website Theme” is added as a new theme
  • WebsiteLabel has changed to WebsiteName 
  • Remove the definition of active users from app 
  • Keep a compatibility of plugins 
  • Create “MultiBlog Trigger” for “All blogs in this website” 
  • MultiBlog Trigger also for “Pages” not only for “Entries”
  • UI: “Created, Published, Edited” date and time of the entry
  • DOC: FastCGI: Unable to access with XML-RPC 

Also noteworthy: Smith reports that because both default and global template sets have been updated, all must be refreshed to get updates.

The official Movable Type 5 launch is still slated for late November, so help the team filter out all the pesky worms before then by reporting any bugs you find here