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Score 8.1 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

  • 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

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
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Alternatives Considered

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.
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Return on Investment

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.
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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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