Jekyll vs. Movable Type

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jekyll
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Jekyll is an open source static site generator useful as a blog publishing system.N/A
Movable Type
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Movable Type is a Perl-based content management system from Six Apart, featuring the capability to host multiple weblogs and standalone content pages, manage files and user roles, templates, tags, categories, and trackback links.N/A
Pricing
JekyllMovable Type
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JekyllMovable Type
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
JekyllMovable Type
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Jekyll
-
Ratings
Movable Type
5.0
1 Ratings
47% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Jekyll
-
Ratings
Movable Type
6.0
1 Ratings
25% below category average
API00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Jekyll
-
Ratings
Movable Type
6.4
1 Ratings
18% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Jekyll
-
Ratings
Movable Type
5.6
1 Ratings
28% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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JekyllMovable Type
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Medium
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Score 9.2 out of 10
ManageWP
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Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Medium
Medium
Score 9.2 out of 10
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Quora Blogs
Quora Blogs
Score 8.8 out of 10
Tridion
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
JekyllMovable Type
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(4 ratings)
7.0
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
5.4
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
JekyllMovable Type
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
Jekyll is great for people who aren't intimidated by editing HTML, CSS, and Markdown files, people who are on a shoestring budget, and people who want a blazing fast website. Jekyll may not be the best option for people who aren't interested in editing their websites in a text file and would rather have a WordPress-esque back-end from the beginning.
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Six Apart
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.
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Pros
Open Source
  • Content stored in Git with the website code
  • Free to use
  • Easy to deploy to cheap/free hosting solutions
  • Produces super fast static websites
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Six Apart
  • 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.
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Cons
Open Source
  • Complicated for non-technical users
  • Can be difficult to enter in new content
  • Implementing dynamic components can be challenging
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Six Apart
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
No answers on this topic
Six Apart
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
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
Jekyll is integrated into GitHub Pages, which made it an easy choice. Using Jekyll was also easier as there's not really a server or a database to configure and you can just get things started from day one. Running and verifying content changes locally for developers is super efficient as Jekyll runs locally, too.
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Six Apart
Movable Type can be compared to WordPress. It's easy to use, and I would say Movable Type is actually more user-friendly.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Jekyll has kept our costs low, very low, on all the projects I've used on it. Think $10 a year low.
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Six Apart
  • 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.
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