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Twitter your new post automatically

I used MT-Twitter before. It is good. When I make a new post and click publish, a new twitter post will be made automatically to announce there is a new post with the link and title.
After upgrade to MovableType 5, I have not do it again. Now I try it and see how it works. I will update this post when I get the answer.
The test result is that it is not working on MT 5.

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Optimize JS in MovableType

Everyone knows my blog is powered by MovableType. Actually I start to blog from MovableType 3.11.
There is a mt.js file in root of the blog. It is 20K after generating by MovableType 4.26.
Then to make it smaller. I use Yuicompressor which is provided by Yahoo Developer Network.
Then it is only 13K. And also I use gzip compress facility on Apache server. It is 4.1k when transferring to Web Browser.
Actually before minifiy its gzip size is 5.8K.
So it is clear to make a list.
Original mt.js
20.2K, gzip version 5.8K
Minified mt.js
13.1K, gzip version 4.1K

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Upgrade to MovableType 4.26 successfully

I have not upgrade to 4.25 when MovableType 4.25 released. Because I failed to upgrade my Unofficial MT site at that time.
But I did a wonderful upgrade from MT 4.25 to 4.26. And this blog is based on MovableType 4.24 before upgrade. Now the upgrade it so smoothly. I have the screen shot of upgrade.

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Upgrade DavidYin Blog to Movabletype 4.24

It is time to upgrade Movable Type 4.23 to 4.24.
The steps to upgrade is followed my own upgrading procedures here.
* Release Type: Security Release. This update fixes a serious potential vulnerability which has not yet been exploited in the wild.
* Mandatory? Yes, this is a mandatory security upgrade.
* Performance Implications: None.
* Plugins Affected: None. Your current plugins should continue to work as expected.
* Templates Affected: None.
* System Requirements: This release has no new or additional system requirements.
* Licensing considerations: None. MT 4.24 is a free update for users of any version of MT 4.x.
* Upgrade Fatigue: No further mandatory updates are planned for Movable Type 4.2.
So for security purpose. Just upgrade it and protect your own Blog.

Upgraded to MovableType 4.23

It is a mandatory security upgrade. There is no MT4.22 for some unknown reason. So I upgraded my MovableType 4.21 to 4.23.
change logs here.
* Release Type: Security Release. This update fixes a potential vulnerability which has not yet been exploited in the wild.
* Mandatory? Yes, this is a mandatory security upgrade.
* Performance Implications: None.
* Plugins Affected: None. Your current plugins should continue to work as expected.
* Templates Affected: An update to the profile view template is required for those customers who use the community template sets and user profile feature.
* System Requirements: This release has no new or additional system requirements.
* Licensing considerations: None. MT 4.23 is a free update for users of any version of MT 4.x.
* Upgrade Fatigue: No further mandatory updates are planned for Movable Type in 2008.
If you use MovableType also, don’t wait, upgrade it now.

Assets Directory of MovableType

There is a folder under the MovableType installation. It is used to store the files uploaded.
The default is assets_c.
Because of I manually setup the .htaccess file to convert all underscore(_) to dash(-). The link or file under assets_c will be redir to assets-c. And got the 404 error.
So I changed Assets Directory.
1) Make a directory assets-c.
2) Move all files from assets_c to assets-c.
3) Add one line to mt-config.cgi
AssetCacheDir /assets-c
4) Login the MT system and update all images, etc.
5) Rebuild it.

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