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New Version of Movabletype

The folks at Movabletype have released the long-awaited version 3.0 of their software. This is the software that runs many of the blogs you and I read on a daily basis (including this one). Among the best features they now offer is TypeKey, a key that will allow people to comment on multiple blogs using the same account. By allowing only people with a TypeKey to comment on a blog you are effectively blocking all spam, so that is quite an exciting feature.

When it comes to new version of software I am always a bit nervous to upgrade before there have been a few patches released, so I will probably wait a little while. It is a case of “once bitten, twice shy.” If you know of anyone who has made the upgrade please let me know as I would like to get some more information about how the new version works.

A couple of downsides to the new software. First, they really want you to pay for it this time. In the past it was free for personal (ie non-business) use. The price for the Personal Edition is now $99.95 (though for a limited time they have discounted it to $69.95). The free version is still available, but as per the license agreement you have to provide a link to Movabletype.org on every page on your site. This version is unsupported and can have only one author.


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