Six Apart launches the fourth version of its publishing system, Movable Type, after its public beta version was released some time in June.
Now with more than 50 new features, Movable Type 4 makes content management easier, allowing users to choose from 30 new ready-made templates, administer multiple blogs, and publish content with a WYSIWYG editor that makes posting text, photos, audio, and other files with ease. MT4 also comes with a more community-focused interaction as it supports OpenID commenting, as well as third-party plugins.
While the new Movable Type comes out with significant improvements, comparing it with WordPress’ open source system is inevitable. Some experts who have already tested MT4 comment on its limited available themes (compared to thousands of WordPress themes), and its more complicated dashboard interface. MT4, however, is reported to be more user-friendly to those who wants to modify templates without the CSS know-how.
MT4 makes importing blog content from another platform easier too. However, for those who are already accustomed to WordPress, shifting to Movable Type could result to both advantages and disadvantages. Know more about MT4 here.
Originally posted on August 15, 2007 @ 5:27 am