Upgrade to Movable Type 5.2.7 Strongly Recommended

Earlier today, Six Apart announced the release of Movable Type 5.2.7. This new version of Movable Type supercedes Movable Type 5.2.6, which was found to have quality assurance problems.

After6 Services strongly recommends upgrading to Movable Type 5.2.7 when possible. The Movable Type 5.2.6 upgrade contained a fix for a security vulnerability, and we would have characterized that upgrade as mandatory if a bug hadn’t been identified soon after release.

If you want After6 to perform a Movable Type upgrade for you, please visit the Movable Type Upgrade Service page on our website.

If you are still using Movable Type 4.38, read on for our recommendation.

Movable Type 4.38 users are reminded that this version will no longer be supported by Six Apart or After6 Services as of December 31, 2013.  That’s approximately six months from now.

If you are still using Movable Type 4.38, After6 recommends replacing the Locale::Maketext Perl module contained in the extlib directory of Movable Type 4.38 with version 1.23 or later from CPAN or an equivalent trusted source.  Before doing this, however, we recommend performing a backup of the Movable Type database and creating an archived copy of the Movable Type Application Directory.

If you assistance with patching Movable Type 4.38, please contact After6 Services at support@after6services.com.