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Movable Type 3.31

I’m now running Movable Type 3.31 on here. It’s been out for a few days now but I’ve waited until the majority of the plugins I use have been updated for it. Although some plugins from the MT 2.x era will still work, those that offer more advanced features won’t, but thankfully all but one of the plugins I have seems to work correctly; the exception being OpenID Comments, so signing in with OpenID may mot work for the time being.

Part of the fun of upgrading has been moving my quickly cummudged tag implementation to fit in with 3.31’s built-in tag support, which is rather more complex (but also more scalable). I ended up writing a PHP script, which seemd to work at first glance but actually hasn’t – not all of the tags have copied over and some entries have tags that they shouldn’t (articles about Internet Explorer 7 getting tagged with ‘aceofbase’, for example), which is nice. I’ll get it sorted soon enough.

Overall I have to say I like the new release, and seems to feel faster too. I’m unsure whether I’ll do a full review, considering that I don’t have a lot of free time at present, but if you’re using an older version of Movable Type (especially if it’s older than 3.2) then you may well appreciate the update.


  1. OK, so that explains the republishing of rss feeds, the change on the commenting form, my 406 error on openid and the cocomments addition.

  2. The coComments thing has been here for a few days now – I’ve started using it and by including their JavaScript it works better for people without the bookmarklet or Firefox extension.