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October 7, 2008

Movable Type Tuesday: Custom Fields, Documentation, Virtual Servers

Hello, folks! I’m Billy Mabray, and I’ll be providing this week’s Movable Type update. I hope no one minds, but I went back a bit farther then a week — there’s been some really interesting things going on in the community that I wanted to share.

On with the show!

Plugins

Linked Entry Custom Fields: This is a deceptively named plugin from Six Apart. Yes, it does extend Custom Fields with a type of field that links entries together. But more than that, it will migrate your data from the popular Right Fields plugin to the Custom Fields that’s built into MT. This is huge, because although there have been various tutorials published on how to migrate, there’s never been an official, recommended way before now. read more

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September 4, 2008

Unique Blog Designs launches Citris Blog Theme

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Unique Blog Designs has launched their new Citrus Blog Theme.

The new Citrus Theme features licenses for single, multi-site, and developer versions of the theme – and comes in multiple color schemes. There’s even a version specifically for personal blogs.

The prices for the new theme range from $79 – $149.

The launch of this new theme continues the trend for premium blog designs from strong designers at a reasonable price – just add some customization and you’re good to go with a great looking new blog design!

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August 25, 2008

Movable Type Monday: Movable Type 4.2, Pro, Mid Century Theme, Tutorials Galore!

It’s been a while since I last posted a Movable Type Monday (and during that time, I’ve been in three different countries!) and there’s been a lot of Movable Type activity! Most importantly, Movable Type 4.2 was released and introduced one of the largest licensing changes since the MT 3.0 debacle – the introduction of Movable Type Pro, what used to be two separate products (the professional pack and community solution) is now one, and is free for bloggers (which is another way of saying “unincorporated entities”).

Movable Type Pro lets you turn any site into a full social publishing platform, combining all of Movable Type’s abilities as a blogging and CMS with social networking features like profiles, ratings, user registration, forums, following, and more.

Another, less obvious, change was with the open source side – the name “Movable Type Open Source” seemed to generate a lot of confusion for new users and so, in an attempt to make things simpler, has been renamed to simply “Movable Type.”

Movable Type 4.2 was shortly followed by 4.21 after the community found and helped patch two important bugs that surfaced with 4.2. None-the-less, the response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive! read more

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August 24, 2008

21 Great (and FREE!) WordPress Themes

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Smashing Apps has a rundown of 21 WordPress Themes that not only are great themes – but they’re also free!

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