On August 28, 2013, I demoed Movable Type 5.2.7 for the inhabitants of Fueled Collective. Fueled is an co-working space in the Prince Building, in SOHO, New York City that was created by a mobile app development company known as Fueled.
I talked about:
History of Movable Type
Web technology pioneered by Six Apart
Flexibility of the Platform
Gave a demo of Movable Type
About 50 people attended in the demo, sponsored by Six Apart, who is a Fueled Collective member. Six Apart provided lunch and gave away an iPad mini to an attendee who was selected in a raffle.
The Fueled space is really unique. It’s one floor above the Foursquare offices, which gives you the sense that success in the social media space is all around you.
There’s tons of desk space in the collective, and constant activity– at least whenever I am there. I’m looking forward to going back and using it as a base of operations when I meet with our New York City-based clients.
Promote This! is a Movable Type plugin that Byrne Reese created in 2006 or earlier. It was one of the first plugins to provide tags to support a wide range of social bookmarking and promotional services.
Because Promote This! has been around for 7+ years, it’s present in a lot of older Movable Type 4 installations. After6 decided to update it because helped facilitate upgrades of customers’ older Movable Type-based sites, and made it easier for these customers to stop Movable Type 4.
There are many alternatives to using Promote This! in new Movable Type projects. However, updating this plugin decreased the cost and increased the likelihood of completion of quite a few MT 4 to MT 5 upgrades.
Here is a screencast which demonstrates the key features of SuperAssets for Flickr.
SuperAssets for Flickr allows you to easily select Flickr photos to include in entries and pages that you publish with Movable Type. SuperAssets for Flickr automatically stores links to the Flickr photos you select so that they are available in the Movable Type Asset Manager and accessible by standard Movable Type Asset Manager tags.
Maybe you do a lot of Movable Type 3 and 4 migrations to Movable Type 5.2, like I do? If so, you need the UnrecognizedTags plugin.
UnrecognizedTags identifies all Movable Type Markup Language tags that Movable Type currently doesn’t recognize.
With it, you can identify unrecognized tags throughout an entire Movable Type instance. In other words, it will identify unrecognized tags in all websites and blogs published by Movable Type, and also any unrecognized tags found in Global Templates.
So, if you need to know where all occurences are of tags produced that plugin you are removing because it’s not MT 5-compatible, UnrecognizedTags is for you.
UnrecognizedTags 0.7 was pushed on to Github on Thursday. This version:
Includes a lot more documentation in the README file.
Adds a lot of supplemental information in config.yaml that flows through to the Movable Type Plugin page at the System Overview level pointing to things like, Six Apart’s home page, and the documentation on Github.
We’re still testing on different versions of MT, and if there are any fixes that need to go in, we’ll publish them as soon as possible.
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them here or send us an email at support [at] after6services.com.
If you have dealt with After6 Services before, you may have noticed that we switched Help Desk services. On December 6, 2012, we made the switch to Desk.com, which is a service provided by Salesforce.com.
Salesforce.com is the provider of our Customer Relationship Management system, so we hope to see the benefits of a lot deeper integration between our help desk and After6’s sales and marketing.