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Post your new Blog post notice on Facebook from MovableType

I have a blog which is powered by MovableType.

Everyone use facebook, almost everyone. I think to put a notice on Facebook when I have new post on my Blog is a good idea. So I did a search and finally found this one, FBWallPost.

FBWallPost is build by the same author of PostTwiOauth.

PostTwiOauth is another plugin for MovableType, which is used to publish a tweet on twitter when a new blog post published.

FBWallPost can do the same job, but on Facebook.

The latest version of FBWallPost is v 0.17.

My experience of it is as below:

  • MovableType 6.2.2.
  • Facebook API 2.5

fbwallpost-settings

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Still using MovableType

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.

 

Anyway, back to my blog. The blog is Callusins.com

Movable Type Pro version 5.2.7 with: Community Pack 1.95, Professional Pack 1.75

6A still has MovableType release for personal use. It released MovableType 5.2.10 on its Japan site. So I upgrade my blog to the latest one.

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How to move blog from MovableType 5.27 to WordPress 3.7

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.


AUTHOR: <$MTEntryAuthor strip_linefeeds="1"$>
TITLE: <$MTEntryTitle strip_linefeeds="1"$>
BASENAME: <$MTEntryBasename$>
STATUS: <$MTEntryStatus strip_linefeeds="1"$>
ALLOW COMMENTS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_comments"$>
CONVERT BREAKS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="convert_breaks"$>
ALLOW PINGS: <$MTEntryFlag flag="allow_pings"$>
PRIMARY CATEGORY: <$MTEntryCategory$>
CATEGORY: <$MTCategoryLabel$>
DATE: <$MTEntryDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
TAGS: <$MTTagName quote="1"$>
-----
BODY:
<$MTEntryBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
EXTENDED BODY:
<$MTEntryMore convert_breaks="0"$>
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EXCERPT:
<$MTEntryExcerpt no_generate="1" convert_breaks="0"$>
-----
KEYWORDS:
<$MTTagName quote="1"$>
-----

COMMENT:
AUTHOR: <$MTCommentAuthor strip_linefeeds="1"$>
EMAIL: <$MTCommentEmail strip_linefeeds="1"$>
IP: <$MTCommentIP strip_linefeeds="1"$>
URL: <$MTCommentURL strip_linefeeds="1"$>
DATE: <$MTCommentDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTCommentBody convert_breaks="0"$>
-----

PING:
TITLE: <$MTPingTitle strip_linefeeds="1"$>
URL: <$MTPingURL strip_linefeeds="1"$>
IP: <$MTPingIP strip_linefeeds="1"$>
BLOG NAME: <$MTPingBlogName strip_linefeeds="1"$>
DATE: <$MTPingDate format="%m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p"$>
<$MTPingExcerpt$>
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RIP MovableType Personal

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.

There are certain features I am looking for.

  • Import posts from MovableType
  • Keep same URL structure
  • HTML 5 compatiable
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Support social media plugins
  • Support comments system

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Upgrade to PostTwiOauth 0.47

I start to use PostTwiOauth to make a tweet when I have a new post here from May 2010. The latest update I did is almost two years ago. See how to upgrade to PostTwiOAuth 0.46

Recently I found it is not working any more. I make a new post, but there is no tweet about it on my twitter timeline. So I go to the author’s web site and found the update. PostTwiOauth 0.47

I have to upgrade to new version of PostTwiOauth, because Twitter API is upgraded from 1.0 to 1.1 on March 5, 2013.  The old PostTwiOauth 0.46 is supoort Twitter API 1.0.

Twitter API 1.1 is not compatiable with 1.0.
Then, I make the upgrade to new version.

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MovableType 4.38 is a good choice for Blog only

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.
mt438

I saw the very familiar interface of MovableType. I love it.

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What is New of MovableType 5.2

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.

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Upgrade MovableType 5.13

It is a mandatory security updates. As 6A said:

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

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