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Likelihood to Recommend

MODX

The biggest scenario in which MODX is well suited is for a company who wants to have a top-notch site that is hosted on a CMS that allows a user-friendly experience for both the back-end and front-end users. It would not be suited for an organization does not have anyone in-house that can code who wants to have a lot of control over future designs.
Frankie Heath | 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

MODX
8.5
Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
MODX
8.5
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

MODX
8.0
Movable Type
6.0
API
MODX
8.0
Movable Type
6.0
Internationalization / multi-language
MODX
8.0
Movable Type

Web Content Creation

MODX
7.5
Movable Type
6.4
WYSIWYG editor
MODX
5.5
Movable Type
9.0
Code quality / cleanliness
MODX
7.5
Movable Type
6.0
Admin section
MODX
7.5
Movable Type
8.0
Page templates
MODX
7.5
Movable Type
5.0
Library of website themes
MODX
7.0
Movable Type
3.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
MODX
8.5
Movable Type
8.0
Publishing workflow
MODX
8.0
Movable Type
9.0
Form generator
MODX
8.5
Movable Type
3.0

Web Content Management

MODX
8.1
Movable Type
5.6
Content taxonomy
MODX
8.0
Movable Type
9.0
SEO support
MODX
8.5
Movable Type
6.0
Bulk management
MODX
8.0
Movable Type
3.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
MODX
7.5
Movable Type
3.0
Community / comment management
MODX
8.5
Movable Type
7.0

Pros

MODX

  • Custom design capabilities.
  • Works well with plugins.
  • Permission systems for users.
Anonymous | 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

MODX

  • Content Blocks - I mentioned this as a strength, but it also has its quirks. There are times that things do not function properly within the content blocks we have set up.
  • More Customization - The ability for the average user to customize more without having to know a ton of code.
Frankie Heath | 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

MODX

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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

MODX

As said before, MODX is a coder's dream because of the flexibility it provides to own your code and has true creative freedom. Because of that, there is a bigger learning curve when it comes to a non-developer trying to iterate on the CMS with content additions and changes. To that end, WordPress, HubSpot, and Unbounce all incorporate a far more user-friendly approach to website building.
Anonymous | 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

MODX

  • The positive impact that MODX has had on our organization is that it has allowed us to generate more organic traffic to our site.
  • We are also able to push more paid advertisements to our site on our lead generation landing pages.
Frankie Heath | 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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Pricing Details

MODX

General

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

MODX Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
MODX Revolution$01
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
ENTERPRISE - Perfect for or organizations with custom requirementsUpon Request
BUSINESS - Perfect for digital agencies and marketing departments$992
STUDIO - Perfect for customers who need more power and resources$492
PRO - Perfect for customers with typical marketing sites$192
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
PAYMENT FORMS MODX Cloud accepts major credit cards and PayPal for your hosting subscription. We can only accept check (cheque) payments on the Enterprise Plan, annually. CANCELLATION You may cancel your MODX Cloud account at any time. Before you cancel you'll be reminded to backup and remove all your live websites and then follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. REFUNDS If you cancel within the first month, we'll provide you with a full refund. All other cancellations will be effective at the end of your current billing period. We do not provide refunds for remaining days or months on monthly or annual billing.

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

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