Movable Type is a web-publishing platform just like WordPress. Although it is relatively unknown in comparison to other leading publishing technologies, Movable Type is still being opted for manifold reasons. You have to consider something – almost all the web-publishing technologies include the same feature set. You are free to opt for one among them.
As a rule of thumb, it is better to concentrate on one web-publishing platform – instead of being another “jack of all trades”. I would strongly recommend you to test these technologies and select one amongst them – for the time being, allow me to demonstrate the features of Movable Type.
One of the primary factors that many web administrators and bloggers would like to consider is the cost of the web-publishing platform. Luckily, Movable Type is an Open Source offering. In simpler terms, you can use it freely on umpteen numbers of websites without paying any royalties to the parent company. Even though the average cost of a website hosting is falling dramatically, it is still far from being “cheap”. Investing on a free solution for web publishing seems feasible at this point. Now do you realize why some users are embracing Movable Type?
Secondly, most of the bloggers and administrators are concerned about the time required for the complete installation of the web publishing system. Now, I will have to warn you; please consider spending some time with the installation documents. Read and understand them before trying to deploy them. One can find the necessary documents in the official website of Movable Type. The learning curve might seem to be a bit steep for certain users. Yet, if you are willing to disburse some time with the documentations, you will be able to use Movable Type easily and effectively.
The overall design and layout of Movable Type control panel are better than WordPress. In fact, this is the very reason why some users are inclined to use Movable Type. Once deployed successfully, even a novice user will be able to find his (or her) way with the control panel. Although Movable Type did not feature advanced posting services like Scheduled Post, the company has thoughtfully ironed out such flaws over the course of years. Just like WordPress, one can literally alter and fine-tune every characteristic of a website while using Movable Type. Now, how does that sound?
Movable Type also features a host of plug-ins and themes. Although they are primarily intended to augment the overall functionality of the website, it is advised to gain mastery over the basic system before implementing them on your website. Templates that can be used effectively on Movable Type environments are also available on the internet, taking away the need of choosing a web design company to assist you. Browse through them and pick out one among them. Certain web hosting service providers will allow one click installation of the Movable Type publishing system for your website. If you are in the mood for adventure, you can download the default package and tweak it according to your requirements. Please keep us posted with your findings.