Easier to use and to customize products available for your users
April 30, 2014

Easier to use and to customize products available for your users

Michelle Belmont | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Movable Type

The organization I was with used Movable Type for blogs written by students and faculty. It was used by the whole organization, though it is now being phased out. It addressed a need to communicate about class projects in a blog style format.
  • Once you understood how the MT language and framework worked, customization wasn't too difficult.
  • Allowed for levels of user access.
  • Ease of creating RSS feeds.
  • Very clunky and out dated product compared to WordPress or Blogger.
  • Not user friendly. Required a lot of training.
  • Difficult for users to layout their blog entries as expected.
  • Difficult to upload images in a consistent format.
  • Features that never worked consistently: password protection.
  • Blog frequently went down.
  • 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.
  • WordPress,Blogger,Tumblr
Movable Type is outdated and out of style with current blog design trends.
No longer supported at the university level.
It was the only blog software we were allowed to promote for official use.