3.2 update successful

I successfully upgraded the installation of Movable Type to version 3.2 this morning. When you log-in, you will immediately see a slightly refined user interface with multi-colored icons. I also added and upgraded a few plug-ins such as MT-Enclosures, StyleCatcher, Notifier, and MT-Protect.

If you developed your templates under an earlier version of Movable Type, your weblog may not be able to take advantage of some of the new functionality without some manual editing.

You may notice a Refresh Template(s) menu option under the “More actions…” menu on the Template page. If you (or one of your preceptors, etc.) have customized the default templates in any way, performing this action may produce drastic, possibly unwanted, changes to the look of your site.

In the coming days, I will post tutorials on how to take advantage of the some of the new features.

Here’s the first one—if your weblog is set up to allow you to see and access the Settings menu on the left, under the General settings, you can set your main page to display the last n entries instead of the last n days. That way if you haven’t posted in awhile, your main page will not look like an empty wasteland.

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