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- Intelligent rebuilds - Athena should only rebuild pages that require rebuilding
- Rebuild improvements - category rebuilds in particular
- A visible queue for RebuildQueue - inform the user the templates have been queued for rebuilding then allow them to see the queue and monitor rebuild progress if need be
- More feedback on rebuilds - Allow developers to see the template tags, etc., that are taking time to rebuild so they can optimise templates accordingly
- Permit paged template, i.e. allow category listings to span several pages - similar to MTPaginate?
- Better trackback and spam handling - MT seems to accept trackbacks and comments into the database even if trackbacks and comments are switched off for the entry concerned
- Tag enhancements - drop resource-hungry mt-search.cgi for the display of tag-related entries. Extend the functionality - multiblog tag clouds, limit to number of tags in cloud, etc.
- Introduction of typelists to movable type
- Pages - allow blog authors to create pages in a similar way to entries rather than via index files
- Absorb the following plugins and their functionality - Rightfields, Compare,
- Comment registration - provide a typekey-equivalent module that permits sites to offer their own registration system complete with profiles and password reset. Profiles should include links to the blog entries the user has commented on?
- Close comments - allow blog authors to close comments and trackbacks after a period of time of their choosing.
- More developer control - make it easy for blog developers to hide certain functionality from blog authors, e.g. publish paths, file extensions, etc. Or better divide up permissions
- Author archives - allow free text entry plus entry listing of their blog posts
- Improved category tags, e.g. using to work with the primary category is a back in the backside
- Simpler xhtml templates. (My concern here is that people see the default complex ones and come to the conclusion that MT is difficult to use/modify)
- Version control for entries. Or at least the ability to log in a separate field what the changes were and why. Could be an optional modules.
- More plugins/modules from Six Apart. Given the relatively small number of plugin developers around now, this is needed. Apart from offering much-needed functionality, such modules could act as best practice examples and encourage others to develop.
- Move DeleteFilesAtRebuild and Safe Mode out of mt-config.cgi and into per-blog settings. (Hat tip: Su)