My type is Movable Type
May 14, 2014

My type is Movable Type

Jean Louis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

MT 4.32

Modules Used

  • HybridNews
  • Anything Slider
  • AddThis
  • Zemanta
  • Polls
  • Google Adsense

Overall Satisfaction with Movable Type

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 blogging platform helped boost our SEO strategy.
I've also used Movable Type to build CMSs for a lot of my clients that were looking to manage their own websites. The CMS helped makes it easy to update content on your website and at the same time allows you to post blog entries on a daily basis. This helps keep customers informed of company announcements.
  • User-friendly interface which makes it very easy to navigate.
  • It allows you to easily create multiple blogs in one installation.
  • I like the long list of plugins that are available to use.
  • Better gallery plugin
  • Publishing
  • Template tools
  • It's a good tool when it comes to blogging.
  • There a lot for a developer to know and understand when building a template.
  • It is no longer free.
I've used Joomla! and Drupal. Both are power CMSs but I found it easier to work with Movable Type. Every CMS has its positive and negative points, but I found more benefits to using Movable Type compared to Joomla! and Drupal.
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.
Will this be used just for blogging or will this be used as a content management system?
What plugin will I need for my website? Some CMS have plugin but they may not function the way you would like them to. So always do your research before making a selection on what CMS to use.