Movable Type

Movable Type

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Movable Type

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My type is Movable Type

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May 14, 2014
We used Movable Type as a blogging tool for our editors/writers. With the amount of content being posted to our site on a daily basis, the …

GTD: Gets Things Done

7
April 22, 2014
When I worked at a newspaper, we launched an entertainment website that functioned as an arm of our entertainment section. It was used by …
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First Experiences With Movable Type

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April 09, 2014
Movable Type is used by the Office of Communications Division at Oberlin College & Conservatory. As a student blogger, we utilize the …
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What is Movable Type?

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.

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  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Movable Type?

Movable Type is a Perl-based CMS 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. Six Apart was formed in 2001 as a blog solution provider in the US. In 2003 the company founded Six Apart KK, a Japanese legal entity. In November 2010, Six Apart joined forces with VideoEgg to create a new company called SAY Media. In January 2011, Six Apart KK was wholly acquired by Infocom, a Japanese IT company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Six Apart KK has assumed responsibility over all intellectual property and business operations of Movable Type, as well as trademark rights of Six Apart. The new Six Apart, a Japanese corporation formerly known as Six Apart KK, currently develops, markets and supports Movable Type for a global user base.

Movable Type touts a template markup system near in complexity to HTML. It is designed to support unlimited users and expanding without degrading site experience or increasing page load times. Custom fields, themes, plugins and the data API support great configurability. Its decoupled architecture supports flexible deployment for multichannel delivery. It is proprietary software.

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Dennis Dewey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I am most likely to use it in situations where there is not much at stake. I have less faith in the platform because of the direction I see it going in. Movable Type never really won the blogging wars with Wordpress so its future is still a bit uncertain. Most people I know have given up on Movable Type and have moved on to other platforms so I can't recommend it in most situations.
Kurtis Amundson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I would renew my use of Movable Type when an opportunity comes up for a web project where the client wants to start a journey to construct an incredibly interactive user-based website. I really enjoy working with the Movable Type short codes and creating the custom applications for my clients and that would bring me back to working with this great platform.
April 22, 2014

GTD: Gets Things Done

Score 7 out of 10
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I give it a rating of 8 points because it was so easy to use. I also gave it this number because I can't remember anything particularly impressive. It's just a good, decent product. It gets the job done and efficiently.

I currently don't use Movable Type and have not used it in three years so the question referencing the renewal decision does not apply to me.
Score 8 out of 10
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I would renew my services with Movable Type because I feel that it is a quality product that is actively and measurably contributing to my job performance and the ability for me to do my job well. Thankfully, the service is provided through my employer (and, consequently, is not a direct expense to me) but I truly feel that it is a worthy service for all that it is able to accomplish.