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3.2 Beta 3

I’m now running Movable Type 3.2 beta 3 on this blog. Beta 4 is due out soon but I wanted to make sure that upgrading works okay on a large installation like mine.
So far everything seems to be working okay, bar two plugins: the one that inserts photos from Flickr, which I’ve disabled; and MT-Blacklist – the admin screen isn’t accessible from the main interface (but works if you type the URL in manually). Certainly the upgrade went much better than last time. The upgrade screen is also now much prettier and uses some cool Javascript.
I’ll need to have more of a play around with the system but so far I’m impressed with what I’ve seen.
Update: There was some funkiness with the FeedBurner feed which looked like a barf from the MTCollect plugin, however that seems to be working normally now, and the comments RSS feed initially wasn’t working but should be now. I installed 3.2 into a separate folder to 3.17 and so I hadn’t yet migrated the PHP plugin tags over.
Oh, and Beta 4 is out. Will now download.


  1. And this is a test comment.
    And I’ve just edited it because it’s evidently working. Which is nice.

  2. What’s impressive about it Neil? (I haven’t upgraded my test blog yet)

  3. MT 3.2 Beta 3 Released

    There has been quite a bit of activity over at the Movable Type site with the release of MT 3.2 Beta 3. Neil Turner has recently upgraded to this release with no problems. I’ve left a comment on his site to ask what’s impressive about this…

  4. Ahh.. That must be why your comments RSS feeds are throwing errors:
    Smarty error: [plugin] modifier ‘markdown_with_smartypants’ is not implemented (core.load_plugins.php, line 118)

  5. Glad to hear that the upgrade goes relatively smoothly. I’ve been wondering if 3.2 allows for customizing of the emails that are sent out with email notification (3.16, as far as I can tell, does not). Have you noticed any new notification features? I’d use MT-Notify, but I don’t think it works with dynamically published pages.