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Score 8.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Movable Type
5.0
Role-based user permissions
Movable Type
5.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Movable Type
6.0
API
Movable Type
6.0

Web Content Creation

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

Web Content Management

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

Pros

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.
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Cons

Movable Type

  • Very difficult to tamper with back-end coding, which is why we had a separate CMS for our bigger articles and interactive content.
  • Limited number of plug-ins compared to other popular CMS like WordPress or Drupal.
  • Not as media friendly as I would like. Movable Type was VERY finicky with embedding video and images. Constantly had to resize images and mess with video size to make sure it would display at the right size on the website.
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Likelihood to Renew

Movable Type

Movable Type 5.4
Based on 9 answers
No longer supported at the university level.
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Alternatives Considered

Movable Type

Movable Type is outdated and out of style with current blog design trends.
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Return on Investment

Movable Type

  • A product like this doesn't require a lot of time looking for IT support. It's easy and fast to use and you can learn it on the fly.
  • Employees worked efficiently and quickly, often by writing their stories directly into Movable Type. There was never any down time and product updates were always within the scope of the overall interface, so we could always pick up right where we left off and intuitively navigated an improved interface that provided for an enhanced experience.
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Pricing Details

Movable Type

General

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