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Movable Type 4

I installed Movable Type 4 today. My first impression is that the installation is a breeze and that it looks completely different from all previous versions of Movable Type. The administrative console looks a bit like Mephisto. At first glance, it looks like Six Apart has applied what they learned building Vox to Movable Type, which is excellent.

This site is still running Movable Type 3.3, but I’m going to try to create new templates in Movable Type 4 and then migrate the site over. Of course, by the time I’m done with my redesign we’ll probably be testing Movable Type 5.


  1. I have to say, not my experience. I tend to use cgiwrap, and that setup failed with the wizard. An attempt to install without cgiwrap worked up to the last step of creating a blog when I got a weird error about not being able to convert an integer. I suspect it was a strange permissions problem.

  2. Probably so, I found cgiwrap to be a pain when I tried it. I use suexec, which was kind of a pain to get working properly but is pretty easy to deal with once you make it through the initial setup.

  3. How does it compare to WordPress?

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