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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Contentful ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Security, Platform & Infrastructure, Web Content Creation, Web Content Management

Security

9.0

Contentful

90%
5.0

Movable Type

50%
Contentful ranks higher in 1/1 features

Role-based user permissions

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Platform & Infrastructure

7.7

Contentful

77%
6.0

Movable Type

60%
Contentful ranks higher in 2/2 features

API

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Internationalization / multi-language

8.5
85%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Web Content Creation

7.2

Contentful

72%
6.4

Movable Type

64%
Contentful ranks higher in 5/8 features

WYSIWYG editor

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Code quality / cleanliness

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Admin section

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Page templates

7.6
76%
4 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Library of website themes

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Mobile optimization / responsive design

7.2
72%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Publishing workflow

4.0
40%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Form generator

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Web Content Management

6.9

Contentful

69%
5.6

Movable Type

56%
Contentful ranks higher in 4/5 features

Content taxonomy

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

SEO support

8.1
81%
4 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Bulk management

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Availability / breadth of extensions

4.1
41%
4 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Community / comment management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Contentful is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Contentful

80%
7 Ratings
7.0

Movable Type

70%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

N/A
0 Ratings
5.4

Movable Type

54%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Contentful

Contentful is well suited for folks who want a simple, clean, easy-to-use interface for a JAVASCRIPT website. If you do not want a javascript website you should look [elsewhere].
Jennifer Garcia | 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

Pros

Contentful

  • Clean, modern interface (not clunky and outdated, like WordPress)
  • High degree of flexibility (I can structure data any way my clients need)
  • Enables headless frontend (i.e. I can build any frontend I want without having to change my CMS)
Andrew Folts | 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

  • The new Contentful "branches" feature looked promising (it appears to mirror a git-like repository) but it requires the CLI, which isn't necessarily practical for teams that aren't current CLI users. It would be nice if the management of this feature were available via the UI (without that it causes more confusion than anything).
  • The Contentful data modeling method makes for a bit of an awkward SDK developer experience in some strongly typed languages like Java. Most things that you might need can be accomplished, but it feels like the experience could be smoother.
  • It would be nice if there were a way to migrate data between spaces (e.g. from your staging space to production).
Eric Mason | 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

Pricing Details

Contentful

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Contentful Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Team489/month
EnterpriseCustom
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Movable Type

General

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

Starting Price

Movable Type Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Contentful

No score
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No answers on this topic

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

  • Positive: faster changes and new associates can easily navigate without prior training/knowledge of CMS to make content updates
  • Negative: Our website manager/provider can keep certain abilities (like changing specific images) so they can charge a fee for making the change
Nathaly Sierra | 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

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