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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Coming from WordPress, Contentful feels like content management as it should be. There's no clutter to get rid of, you can simply start building from scratch, and the end product is perfectly tailored to your or your clients needs.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Movable Type

Is your business an enterprise level business that has more than a half dozen different content types? If so, then you might want to use a dedicated CMS rather than Movable Type. Movable Type is best used on small / medium sized businesses and is not the best solution for a full-fledged CMS. If you're using your content for something other than just displaying a website, then it's probably not for you. Movable Type works great for news/blogging sites. In fact, Daring Fireball, one of the most popular Apple-centric blogs is using Movable Type as its publishing platform.
Dennis Dewey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Contentful
8.7
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Contentful
8.7
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Contentful
7.7
Movable Type
6.0
API
Contentful
7.2
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Contentful
8.2
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

Contentful
7.6
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
Contentful
7.5
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
Contentful
9.0
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
Contentful
7.9
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
Contentful
7.5
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
Contentful
7.2
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Contentful
7.4
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
Contentful
7.5
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
Contentful
7.0
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

Contentful
7.7
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
Contentful
7.6
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
Contentful
8.2
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
Contentful
7.3
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
Contentful
6.6
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
Contentful
9.0
Movable Type
7.0

Pros

Contentful

  • Contentful provides organized, flexible data models with support for a variety of data types and content editors (e.g. WYSIWYGs, form fields, raw text areas).
  • Contentful has great built-in versioning features with history and draft states so it's easy to make updates and revert when needed.
  • Contentful has an intuitive user interface and good support for multiple spaces (which can be helpful for companies that need separate projects for dev/staging/production).
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Movable Type

  • Easy to use straight out of the box, very user friendly with an intuitive interface.
  • Great for team use where there are multiple editors and writers fixing and editing each other's works. It's easy to track who last made the latest edits.
  • Stellar support team and system. I've found that Moveable Type's support system is generally more responsive and helpful than WordPress.
Sophia Ahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Contentful

  • Preview of changes prior to publishing
  • The ability to use a spell check plug-in when working on content (it doesn't work well with Grammarly)
Nathaly Sierra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Movable Type

  • Especially on the older versions, the limited number of well-developed third-party plugins is problematic for efficiently developing a well-functioning website.
  • Versions of movable type which didn't allow pages to be constructed were difficult to create continuity in design and easily editable pages for our editors.
  • The installation process could be simplified to make it easier for those new to a CMS to install.
Kurtis Amundson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
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Movable Type

Movable Type 5.4
Based on 9 answers
I think there are still improvements to be made. I haven't tapped in to the full functionality of the CMS yet but the rating I give it now is only based on what I've been able to use it for
Jean Louis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Contentful

Contentful offers a great deal of features for a relatively low price. This is what ended up persuading us to purchase it. We also gathered that this was one of the more well-rated products out there, which was encouraging. It definitely stacks up well against its competitors.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Movable Type

Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Contentful

  • It speed up our content creation process
  • We've freed up dev and design resources for more important projects
  • Given freedom to people to create new pages, while keeping some control so they wouldn't make serious mistakes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Movable Type

  • Provided a blogging platform when we needed one.
  • Helped us compare other blogging platforms as a baseline for what minimums we require and what we don't want.
  • Users often refused to use Movable Type and would go around our official system in order to use my more friendly software.
Michelle Belmont | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Movable Type

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
    Additional Pricing Details

    Movable Type

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Movable Type Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Contentful
    8.2
    Movable Type
    7.0

    Likelihood to Renew

    Contentful
    Movable Type
    5.4

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