Upgrade to 3.2 beta 4


Published on August 13, 2005 at 4:45 PM EST
In the Discussions category.

We’re running Movable Type 3.2 beta 4. Rather than upgrading, I did a fresh installation. It went smoothly, and the upgrade is well worth it. I think I have everything working correctly (danandsherree.com Search, danandsherree.com Notifications, and other stuff I had customized). I haven’t updated the alternate templates yet, though.

Given all the new features, I’m a little surprised that this release is being called 3.2—it could be 3.5 or maybe even 4.0! I haven’t gotten to see the new Junk tools in action yet to say how well they work. Basename control is cool, and works, as this entry shows. I suppose I could mention all the cool new features, but it’s just easier if you try it yourself!

Update: Well, using the modifiable basename capability isn’t as easy as I’d hoped. Because I’ve been using <MTEntryTitle dirify="1" trim_to="20">.php to output the file, it doesn’t easily swap over to the basename method. Anybody know how I could switch? It seems to me I’d need to use mod_rewrite or a redirect with a regular expression, but I didn’t have any luck with it.

Update 2: Thanks to Jay’s instructions, updating the basename ended up not being too difficult! Hooray!