I’m not sure that Paul Scrivens and I have ever agreed on much of anything – until I read his post at Wisdump about Six Apart’s release of Movable Type 3.3.
Wisdump was actually the first place I saw any news about the Movable Type release until much later, when I finally saw Six Apart’s blog post about the release.
I’ve been a long time user of Movable Type. I was using it for my personal blog way back in the day. When we decided to rename our company to BlogMedia and focus our efforts on the blogging world, Movable Type was our first choice of platform. To this day, it powers some of our main sites, including Blog Network Watch and BloggerJobs. We’ll probably even move up to v3.31 once it’s out in the public long enough for bugs to be identified.
But I think that Six Apart has lost the blog software wars to WordPress.
Sure, maybe WordPress doesn’t have the enterprise features that Movable Type has. And perhaps it’s not quite as integrated into some other applications that could appeal to businesses.
But, where else can you find as many readymade themes and plugins as you can for WordPress. And designing on it is as simple as pie.
So much so that the last two blogs that we launched – Gadget Bloggers and Mobility Watch are powered by WordPress. And I’m not so sure that we won’t convert some of our Movable Type sites over to WordPress in the days to come either.
And why in the world hasn’t Mena updated her blog?
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.