I said Goodbye to MovableType almost six months ago. And transfer almost all my blogs from MovableType to WordPress. I said “almost”, because there is still one powered by MovableType 5.2.
To keep having a MovableType installation as a blog is to keep a connection with MovableType. I still like the static publishing feature of it. 6A changed its license from time to time. I hope it can change back to its very beginning.
There are very few guide on web about migrate blog from MovableType 5.27 to WordPress 3.7.
Here is my own experience to do it.
Step 1: Prepare the data on MovableType 5.27
Using MovableType export function is not enough, because the exported file has entries, tags and comments, but no keywords.
When WordPress import plugin working on this type of export file, it will not import tags. It only import MovableType keywords as WordPress tags.
So that, I found an solution to export MovableType with keywords, which are actually tags in MovableType.
Add a new template file. Add following into it and publish it.
From SixApart official site, MovableType.com or MovableType.org, there has no link for personal license, which is free for blogger. Now It is time say Goodbye MovableType as a personal blogger. As a senior user of MovableType, I am very sad about the decision 6A made. They do not support free version any more. No OpenSource version either.
I am thinking about other blog platform, or blogging software.
I am using MovableType for a long time. Oh, almost 10 years.
From 2.64 to v3, v4 and now v5 here. But v4 is the last blog only platform. v5 is good for site, including blog.
It looks like coming v6 will have a big change.
I have a site, which just need a blog as a news system. First I am thinking use the latest MovableType 5.2.7. Due to the complicated site structure, I am afraid it may overwrite some files of existing site. I decide to use the last v4, MovableType 4.38.
I saw the very familiar interface of MovableType. I love it.
109983 Fixed Smartphone Option typos
110000 If the user tried to invalidate the MTIgnore’s block tag’s opening closing tag, an error would occur
110049 Tags created for custom fields could not be used with blog entry archive mapping
MovableType has a new release v5.2 on Sep. 26, 2012.
I download the full pack from the official site. Untar it and copy overwrite the old installation. Then enter the url of MovableType.
New looks come.
As a MovableType user for 7 years, I am keep my eyes on the development of it. SixApart just released Movable Type 5.2 Beta 4. So I think the new version of MT5.2 is coming soon.
I would like to know the what is new of MovableType 5.2. I am useing MovableType5.14 now.
New features of Movable Type 5.2
Support for nginx+PSGI system environments
Nginx is a light web server which has recently come into the spotlight for its fast performance. PSGI (Perl Web Server Gateway Interface) is an interface that connects web applications and web servers. When used in combination with nginx, Movable Type can become lighter and run faster. New rich text editor
Fully refined and easy to use; enables more efficient website management. Site path restriction
To meet high-degree security policies, site paths can now be restricted when creating blogs or websites. SMTP Authentication
Support is now available for sending email notifications using SMTP over SSL. Improved performance of custom fields.
Movable Type 5.13, 5.07, and 4.38 were released as mandatory security updates. These updates resolve multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Movable Type 5.x and Movable Type 4.x. The vulnerabilities were found as a result of our internal security audit, except the one reported from Trustwave (TWSL2012-002). All users must upgrade to this latest release immediately.
Upgrade process is very simple. Download the tar file, decompress it, copy all files to overwrite the old files.
When log in, it will automatically go to mt-upgrade script.
It also has some new features. Account and IP Lockout
Account lockout is a feature to protect your Movable Type account from a password-guessing attack known as a brute force attack or a dictionary attack. Movable Type locks out accounts after defined number of incorrect password attempts. Changing Password Validation Rules
A system administrator can set password validation policies to let users to use stronger passwords. Stronger Password Encryption