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By Byrne Reese
Posted October 10, 2009, in Entry & Page.


A plugin for Movable Type which prevents entries and templates from being edited by more than one user at the same time.


  • Entry/page locking to a single editor, entry’s author, or disabled.
  • Template locking to a single editor or disabled.
  • Configurable times for:
    • Lock duration when editing an object
    • Lock renewal when editing an object
    • Retry interval when viewing a locked entry
  • Lock override for System Administrator and optional second role.
  • All user messaging strings are configurable.


Movable Type versions: Verified


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Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.