MT 3.1 Released

By Deane Barker on August 31, 2004

Movable Type 3.1 Launched: We mentioned some of the big changes in MT 3.1 a few weeks ago. It’s now in the wild.

The most prominent new feature in Movable Type 3.1 is the dynamic page functionality, allowing you to choose between static page generation or dynamic pages on a per-template basis. This allows you to optimize the performance of your weblog, providing you the best of both worlds…

I understand that this functionality is what they hired Brad Choate for.

The new category management interface in 3.1 gives you fine-grained control over the organization and display of your posts. You can easily create new subcategories, and move a subcategory from one parent category to another using a sleak, intuitive interface.

People have been screaming for subcategories for as long as I’ve been working with MT, and someone made a subcategories plugin for MT3.0, which I believe is Six Apart’s secret strategy for developing the platform.

Using post scheduling, you can set a time and date for your posts to appear, permitting automatic updates to your weblog even when you’re away.

Another huge improvement that people have been using MT-Rebuild to approximate for quite a while now.