This summer was an exciting one: Movable Type 4.0 was released, Movalog was redesigned with a gorgeous new look and I was ready with a series of updates for many of my plugins. But after a flurry of plugin releases, activity waned. In fact, several plugins were left in a state of perpetual beta, and even more plugins were left finished, but unreleased, in my code repository. Why? In September, for the first time in my life, I set my feet on American soil as I became a college freshman at UCSD majoring in Computer Science (shockingly enough)!

But in between then and now there was even bigger news... For as long as I can remember, the ability to add custom fields to store meta data has been one of the most requested features of Movable Type. During the run-up to MT 4.0, this was confirmed with a public poll where custom fields functionality was easily the winner for the "which feature should be built in" question. With the results, Byrne Reese officially stated that it was something Six Apart was considering for a future release of MT 4.x.