MT 3.1 Screenshots
Movable Type 3.1 is the feature upgrade that everyone was looking for in 3.0D. There are three main new features, dynamic templating, post scheduling and subcategories. Lets take a tour around these new features. These are some screenshots from the first beta, so the final product may not be exactly the same.
The first thing you notice is when you go to the manage templates page. A new build options section has been created and gives you the following three options:
- Build All Templates Statically
- Build Only Archive Templates Dynamically
- Set Each Template's Build Options Separately
The options do what they say, if you chose the last option then a check box appears on the edit templates page that allows you set that template to publish dynamically.
To setup dynamic templating you will have to add certain parts to your .htaccess file in your weblog root directory, create a few folders, change a few things and voila, MT is now dynamic !
The second new feature is SubCategories. A spiffy new interface was promised and it has been delivered. You can easily see and create parent and subcategory relationships. I like the pretty colours and icons, superb work.
The third and final main new feature in MT 3.1. Basically you need to setup a cron to run a tool in MT that would enable future posting. 6A recommend you set it to run every 15 minutes.