Our 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.