MovableBlog: MT 2.5 Released
October 9, 2002
Movable Type 2.5 released with a big thank you from Ben and Mena for making it one year of Movable Type Madness (my phrase, not theirs).
It looks like I may need to slightly modify the form for pinging to this site, since they've changed pinging from a POST from a GET. Good thing I didn't post the code for then (also, I need to have error-handling routines and something else that I can't remember).
A time-saver (and annoyance-buster) for me is the pinging of weblogs.com and related sites only when new posts are created. And the inclusion of MT-Search is welcome.
One thing that frustrates me with 2.21 (and, since I haven't installed it yet, I don't know if it's been looked after in 2.5) is when searching within MT, and there's only one result, that I still have to click on the result to get the post. Why not have the post automatically come up, since it's the only one? One of the things that gets me about MT is that some things seem to take one or two more clicks than needed (like having to save a template, then click rebuild, then click rebuild again when the pop-up window shows up: is it possible to have a Save & Rebuild button?).
Same goes for Yahoo! Mail: that I have to click three times to sign it is two clicks too many. Not that Ben and Mena can do anything about that...or can they?
I have two installations of MT going, and I still need to figure out the best way to go about having Vancouver Webloggers use a different installation than the one it's currently using while still keeping the authors' information intact. Oh well, a project for this weekend, thankfully a three-day one for us Canadians.