Movable Type Monday: 4.31 Released, Plugin Profiler, Action Streams, and More

Happy Monday, folks! The minor update to Movable Type we talked about last week was released a few days ago. It fixes a number of small bugs, including a problem with the asset manager and custom fields. Be sure to check out the release notes to see everything that was fixed.

We’ve also got a handful of plugins this week. First, Byrne Reese has released the Template Profiler. This plugin will give you data on what’s happening when your index templates are published. Publishing speed is one of those ongoing issues with MT. This tool can help you find bottlenecks in your templates that need to be optimized.

From Dan Wolfgang we have a new Action Streams plugin. This one, Action Stream: Delicious Tag, allows you to pull Delicious links with a specific tag into your Action Stream.

Finally, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa has a new plugin that pings PubSubHubbub Hubs when you update your content. If you haven’t heard about PubSubHubbub, it’s a protocol from Google that’s designed to push updates out to clients, rather than require them to regularly check for new content. It’s pretty new, but it’s attracting a lot of attention as possibly a better way to distribute posts.

What have you done with MT lately? Let us know in the comments.

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